On Grinnon: The Terps' lone scholarship senior is the only men's basketball player in school history to have captured both the NCAA and ACC titles ... the only Terrapin remaining from Maryland's 2002 national championship squad ... a fundamentally sound shooter with ever-improving size and strength ... expected to contribute for the Terps as a small forward but can also play shooting guard ... played a reserve role at both positions during his sophomore and junior campaigns ... a leader for the Terps off the court as the recipient of the 2003 and 2004 WBAL Academic Award.
Williams on Grinnon: "Without Mike's play when it mattered last year, we probably would not have won the ACC Championship. He made the two free throws, played good defense and handled the ball pretty well against a great team. I was really happy for Mike because you tell players all the time that they'll get their chance, and Mike got a chance in a key situation and he came through for us. I think Mike, because of that, will look at his senior year a little differently. He's finishing up his career, and I think he feels like he's got a shot to get some playing time, so we'll see what happens."
As a Junior in 2002-03: Put in the most clutch performance of his career in the ACC title game vs. Duke (March 14) ... sank a pair of crucial free throws in overtime, giving the Terps an 87-82 lead with 50 seconds to play ... registered a career-high 10 minutes, all the while playing defense against Duke's J.J. Redick ... averaged a career-best 4.1 minutes per game while seeing action in 11 contests as a junior ... eclipsed his career mark with 11 rebounds on the year ... lone field goal of the season came in the first half vs. Clemson (Feb. 24) ... notched a career-high four rebounds and tied his personal best with two assists vs. Md.-Eastern Shore (Jan. 6) ... grabbed a pair of rebounds and made 1-of-2 free throws vs. West Virginia in BB&T Classic (Dec. 7) ... had a career-high tying two assists in three minutes vs. Gonzaga (Dec. 6) in the BB&T ... first point of the season came on a free throw vs. the Bulldogs ... recipient of the Terps' 2004 WBAL Academic Award.
As a Sophomore in 2002-03: Averaged 3.7 mpg while contributing in 11 games for the Terps ... shot a career-high .455 from the field and .400 from 3-point range as a sophomore ... doubled his rebounding total from his freshman to sophomore season ... registered a career-high six points in six minutes vs. Hampton (Jan. 8), going 2-for-3 from the field and drilling a 3-pointer ... also tallied his first career blocked shot vs. the Pirates ... established a career-high ACC point total one game later by netting five points, including a 2-for-2 performance from the field, against Florida State (Jan. 11) ... splashed in a 3-pointer during Maryland's 40-point victory over league-rival North Carolina (Feb. 22) ... scored his first two points of the season by converting 2-of-2 free throws vs. The Citadel (Nov. 27) and grabbed two rebounds ... posted a nearly identical stat line one game later with two points and two boards against Duquesne (Nov. 30), playing a season-high six minutes ... recipient of the Terps' 2003 WBAL Academic Award.
As a Freshman in 2001-02: Swingman who played behind Byron Mouton and Drew Nicholas, appearing in 16 games ... made his collegiate debut against American (Nov. 17) ... registered his first college points against Delaware State (Nov. 24) ... recorded an assist vs. William & Mary (Dec. 27) ... drilled a 3-pointer and pulled down a rebound in a four-minute ACC debut against North Carolina (Jan. 9) ... recorded his first collegiate steal at Clemson (Feb. 20) ... logged his first career NCAA Tournament minutes vs. Wisconsin (March 17) in the Terps' second round game.
At St. Dominic High School: Graduated in 2001 from St. Dominic High School in Oyster Bay, N.Y. ... averaged 19.0 points per game while leading St. Dom's to a No. 14 final ranking in the 2001 N.Y. State Class A Poll ... named team MVP and earned first team all-league honors ... led the perennial Long Island powerhouse Bayhawks to a season-high No. 3 ranking during his senior year ... scored 21 points in the regular season finale against Holy Trinity, with a first quarter 3-pointer pushing him over the 1,000-point mark for his career ... had 29 points including a 5-of-6 performance from 3-point range against St. John the Baptist ... had 22 points and seven rebounds, including a game-tying 3-pointer at the end of regulation, in a triple-overtime thriller against St. Ray's ... averaged 16 points and seven rebounds as a junior ... teamed with former teammate Andre Collins at the Charm City Challenge in Baltimore, scoring four points ... played against former Terp teammate Drew Nicholas while he was in high school at Long Island Lutheran.
Personal: Michael Grinnon ... son of Karen and Hugh Grinnon ... has two older brothers, Jonathan (28) and Thomas (25) ... enjoys music, golf and political science ... lists George W. Bush and Shannon Patrick as two of the people he most admires ... favorite athlete is Michael Jordan ... favorite musician is Jimmy Buffett ... a member of his high school's National Honor Society, student ambassadors and S.A.D.D. (Students Against Destructive Decisions) ... majoring in communication.