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Former D-League All-Star Eric Griffin was arrested Friday on attempted murder charges after he and another man, 23-year-old Daquan Lundy, allegedly fired several rounds at a third individual outside an Orlando, Fla., apartment building. The alleged victim, 24-year-old Treavor Glover, told police he was approached by two black males as he walked from his car to his apartment at approximately 1:19 a.m. on April 27. Glover stated that the larger of the two men fired two shots in his direction, and the other fired one. Griffin’s arrest warrant lists him at 6-foot-9 and 200 pounds, while Lundy is listed at 5-foot-7 and 185 pounds.
After another stint in Puerto Rico, Griffin played with both the Los Angeles Clippers and Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2015 summer league. He signed a non-guaranteed deal with the Detroit Pistons in September but was waived in October. Most recently, Griffin played professionally in Dubai, but said he still has aspirations of playing in the NBA. “It would mean everything to me to make it to the NBA,” Griffin told SB Nation in a story published Friday, the day of his arrest. “I genuinely believe that I have the ability to play in the league and contribute on a winning team. I don’t have control over when a team will call, so the only thing I can do is continue to work hard. When I get the opportunity, I’m going in.”
The Detroit Pistons announced today that the club has requested waivers on forward Eric Griffin. He was signed to the training camp roster on September 28 and played for the Texas Legends of the NBA’s Developmental League last season. In 49 games, he averaged 19.0 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.3 steals and 2.4 blocks in 35.2 minutes. The Orlando native played collegiately at Campbell University and went undrafted in the 2012 NBA Draft.
The Detroit Pistons announced today their training camp roster and that the club has signed Eric Griffin and Jordan Bachynski to training camp contracts. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.
On playing with and learning from NBA veterans, Griffin says, “I can get some wisdom and knowledge that those older guys got and just talk to them. “It’s going to be pretty good to see what [Stan Van Gundy] has to offer me as a player,” Griffin continues. “I am eager to learn and ready to play.” After being a fan favorite in the D-League, he knows he has a lot of work to do to make it in the league. It will take more than talent and hops. “Hopefully I will get some minutes,” Griffin says. “I have to be able to knock down open shots and contain my man on defense—I’m like a hustle player off the bench.”