Monday, December 7, 2015

Ken Griffith

Kenneth Lee "Spider" Griffith

July 31, 1918
Taylor, VA

June 5, 2005
Rockmart, GA

Wellsboro High School - West Virginia (High School)
1938-39 Alderson-Broaddus - West Virginia (College)
1939-40 Alderson-Broaddus - West Virginia (College)
1940-41 Alderson-Broaddus - West Virginia (College)
1941-42 Akron Goodyear Wingfoots (NBL)
1943-44 Akron Goodyear Wingfoots (Independent)
1946-47 Akron Goodyear Wingfoots (Independent)

Griffith did not play basketball until he went to college, where he scored 1941 points in his collegiate career at Alderson-Broaddus. In 1941, he passed Stanford's Hank Luisetti for most career points in college basketball history at the time. After school, he took a job with Goodyear, as well as joining their basketball team for the 1941-42 season. He served in the U.S. Navy in World War 2 before returning to Goodyear. He was an employee at Goodyear for 39 years, transferring from Akron to Rockmart, Georgia, in 1956.
He married Helen (1919-2010) and had two daughters, Karen McCloud and Kay Garner.

Alderson-Broaddus Hall of Fame
Rockmart Journal, June 19, 1991


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