No Kentucky High School player of the mid-1970’s played with more athleticism and ability than the legendary Darrell Griffith of Louisville Male High. Known for his amazing jumping and dunking abilities, Darrell was both respected and feared by his opponents as he led the “Bulldogs” to 3 State Championship games including 1975 when they won it all.
In both ’75 and ’76 Darrel earned “All-Tournament” honors as well as “All-State” honors.
In 1976 it came as a surprise to no one when he was named “Kentucky’s Mr. Basketball” as well as high school “All-American.”
A highly successful college career with “The Doctors of Dunk” at the University of Louisville resulted in the school’s 1st NCAA Championship.
A long and fruitful NBA career followed.