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Tyler Griffey Eager To Earn Playing Time

Tyler Griffey (Holly Smith)

Fighting Illini basketball fans are frustrated their beloved team didn't reward them with more victories this past season. The pity-party has been widespread and lengthy. But no fan suffered more than upcoming Illini junior Tyler Griffey, who lost confidence in his game and rode the pine the whole season. Griffey is determined to have a positive future as an Illini.

Tyler Griffey had a big impact for the Illinois basketball team as a freshman. He started two games and hit big shots in key games. Improvement was expected last season, but the opposite proved true. Saddled with injuries, illness and a loss of confidence, his game and motivation plummeted. Fortunately, his lost year motivates him to work harder than ever. He has compiled a list of things he... Recommended Stories