|20 John Grice
Had to take the road less traveled to play his senior season at Memphis after being declared academically ineligible for the 2001-02 season ... as a senior averaged 11.5 points and 6.3 rebounds and was the squad's leading three-point shooter at 36.6 percent (60-of-164) ... his 60 treys as a senior ranks sixth all-time at Memphis while his 164 attempts during the year ranks also ranks sixth ... 2.0 three-pointers per game average ranks 10th in Conference USA ... 76.9 percent free throw shooter whose numbers at the line go up to 83.3 percent in the final four minutes of games this season.
LAST TIME OUT -- Scored seven points and had three rebounds in the Tigers' loss to Arizona State.
In his first game in more than a year, scored 17 points and had four rebounds in the Tigers' win over Syracuse ... was 6-of-10 from the field and knocked down 5-of-7 three-pointers ... knocked down a triple with 9:02 to play to half the Orangemen's biggest lead (59-53) ... came into the game having made just 12-of-58 career shots including 3-of-31 three-pointers ... played 44 minutes, going 5-for-9 from the field and knocking down 3-of-6 three-pointers including a key trey to tie the game late in regulation ... was 7-of-14 from the field and knocked down 3-of-8 three-pointers for 21 points against UALR ... also had nine rebounds, two assists and two steals ... finished with his second double-double of the year against Missouri, scoring 12 points and pulling down a career-high 11 rebounds against Missouri ... scored a team-high matching 16 points against No. 7 Illinois, going 5-for-10 from the field and knocking down 1-of-6 three-pointers ... also matched a season high with four assists in the game ... on his 23rd birthday scored 13 points and had six rebounds for the Tigers against Murray State ... equaled a career high with 11 rebounds against Villanova ... also scored four points, had two assists and two steals against the Wildcats.
CONFERENCE USA PLAY
After scoring a combined 11 points in the Tigers' previous two games, scored 16 points and had eight rebounds against Tulane ... was 6-of-11 from the field against the Green Wave and connected on 2-of-5 three-point attempts ... in home win over Houston, came off the bench for the first time this season and responded with 18-point, six-rebound effort ... was 6-for-9 from the field and connected on all three of his three-point attempts against the Cougars ... scored 17 points, going 5-for-8 from three-point range as Memphis defeated Southern Miss 80-62 as Memphis began a 12-game winning streak ... teamed with Anthony Rice for 10 of the Tigers' 14 treys, one shy of a school record.
Had arguably the most complete game of his career at TCU, going 6-for-9 from the field, including 5-for-7 from three-point range ... scored 20 points, had eight rebounds, two assists and two steals against the Horned Frogs ... scored Memphis's final nine points including two key three-pointers in 58-57 win over Tulane ... gave the Tigers a 55-54 lead with 3:38 to play with a trey then knocked down another to give Memphis a 58-56 lead with 2:19 remaining came off the bench to go 6-for-10 from the field and knock down 4-of-7 three-pointers to finish with 17 points against UAB ... was 8-of-11 from the free throw line, finished with 10 points and eight rebounds in the Tigers' win over Louisville ... tied the Tigers' game at South Florida at 50-50 with a three-pointer and would finish with a double-double 16 points and 11 rebounds ... also had three steals in just 18 minutes of play off the bench against the Bulls ... scored a career-high 29 points, knocking down 6-of-10 three-pointers in the Tigers' Conference USA Tournament semifinal loss at Louisville ... also had five rebounds and a steal in the game.
Played in eight games as a junior at the University of Memphis after transferring from Southwest Tennessee Community College (formerly called Shelby State) where he was an all-American ... served a 16-game suspension beginning with the Ole Miss game on Dec. 9 ... was academically ineligible for the 2001-02 season ... practiced daily with the Tigers despite last year's ineligibility.
Averaged 4.0 points and 1.6 rebounds as a junior ... started the Tigers' season opener against Temple but struggled shooting, going 0-for-6 from the field in Division I debut ... did have three assists, a steal and a rebound in 20 minutes of play against the Owls ... knocked down his first career three-pointer at Memphis against UT-Martin during a 7-0 Tiger run in which the U of M erased a 23-18 deficit ... was 5-for-16 from the floor, including 2-for-7 from three-point range against the Skyhawks ... entered the game shooting 9.1 percent from the field and having missed his first 14 three-point field goal attempts ... after becoming eligible following early-season suspension, did not see action until playing the final four minutes of the Tigers' second-round NIT game against UTEP.
SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
First-team JUCO All-American who averaged 17 points and 8.1 rebounds as a sophomore at Southwest Tennessee ... helped lead the Salukis to a 31-5 record, an NJCAA Division 7 Regional Championship and a third-place finish at the NJCAA national tournament ... in the third-place game of the NJCAA tournament, scored 41 points, knocking down 6-of-10 three-pointers to go with 15 rebounds as Southwest Tennessee came back from a nine-point halftime deficit to defeat Kankakee Community College 119-111 in double overtime ... was named to the NJCAA all-tournament team after averaging 25 points in four games at the championship ... a third-team all-American as a freshman when he averaged 24 points an outing ... coach was Verties Sails.
Named to the Commercial Appeal's Best of Preps team after averaging 19.2 points, 9.4 rebounds, 5.2 assists and two steals as a senior at Central High School ... also named all-district and selected for the second straight season to the MLK All-Tournament Team ... was an all-district pick as a sophomore and a member of the Steamboat Classic championship team ... high school coach was Roy Spears.
MORE ON JOHN
Son of Mary Grice ... born Dec. 30, 1979 in Memphis ... business major at the University of Memphis.
Points: 29 at Louisville (3/14/03)
FG Made: 8 at Louisville (3/14/03)
FG Attempts: 16 at South Florida (2/22/03)
3FG Made: 6 at Louisville (3/14/03)
3FG Attempts: 10 at South Florida (2/22/03), at Louisville (3/14/03)
FT Made: 8 at Louisville (3/14/03)
FT Attempts: 11 at Louisville (3/14/03)
Rebounds: 11 vs 4 opponents
Assists: 6 vs UA-Pine Bluff (11/25/02)
Steals: 3 vs 3 opponents
Blocks: 1 vs 6 opponents
Minutes: 44 vs Austin Peay (11/22/02)
Total 3-Point Rebounds
Year GP-GS Min/Avg FG-FGA Pct FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off-Def Tot Avg PF-FO Ast TO Blk Stl Pts/Avg
2000-01. 8-1 114/14.3 12-58 .207 3-31 .097 5-6 .833 4-9 13 1.6 11-0 5 7 1 5 32/4.0
2002-03. 30-15 825/27.5 108-269 .401 60-164 .366 70-91 .769 60-128 188 6.3 62-0 46 53 6 30 346/11.5
TOTAL... 38-16 939/24.7 120-327 .367 63-195 .323 75-97 .773 64-137 201 5.3 73-0 51 60 7 35 378/9.9