U of L great Darrell Griffith talks about Telfair

Former University of Louisville star Darrell Griffith spoke with Inside The Ville about Sebastian Telfair and the changes in the game since leading U of L to the 1980 NCAA Championship.

Darrell Griffith is the best player to ever put on a University of Louisville basketball uniform.

Besides being U of L's career scoring leader with 2,333 points, Griffith's biggest claim to fame was promising to bring Louisville it's first NCAA Championship and delivering on that promise in 1980.

He's won all the awards, including the John Wooden Award as the top college player in the nation and was the 1981 NBA Rookie of the Year. He's also played against the greatest players in the NBA, like Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, and Julius Erving and knows talent when he sees it.

Saturday, Louisville's Living Legend, Darrell Griffith spoke with Inside The Ville's Evan Daniels about Sebastian Telfair and the changes in the game since he last played in Freedom Hall.

Darrell Griffith on Sebastian Telfair...
He's probably one of the truest point guards we've ever had coming in. He's got great talent and sees the floor real well. He's going to come right in an make a major impact.

Darrell Griffith on the state of Louisville's basketball program...
They're already back. It's just a matter of winning one. When we got Rick [Pitino] a couple years ago...they've done real well. And once they get Telfair and some other big men coming in we're definitely going to be a team to reckon with.

Darrell Griffith on changes in the game...
It's totally changed. The caliber of talent has just changed, they had a three point line change...just a lot of rules changes and so forth.

Darrell Griffith on packing Louisville Gardens when he played for Male High...
We used to fill it every time we played Central or Shawnee. We used to sell this place out. And then we played Central at Freedom Hall one year in a regular season game and we had about sixteen thousand. So this was regular when I was in high school. Now not every game, but when Male played Central or Shawnee, they always played here and always sold out.

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