Danny Granger

Danny Granger

Player Profile

Metairie, La.

High School:
Grace King HS

Last College:

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 225




2005 3rd Team All-American (Basketball Times)
2005 Honorable Mention All-American (AP)
Two-Time 1st Team All-MWC
Two-Time 1st Team All-District 13 (NABC)
Two-Time 1st Team All-District 8 (NBWA)
Two-Time Team MVP
2003 Comcast Lobo Invitational MVP


Tony Snell Drafted no. 20 by Chicago Bulls

Becomes eighth first rounder in UNM History

General Information/Career
Talented power forward who transferred from Bradley in January 2003 • Recorded 31 double-doubles in his career, 20 as a Lobo • Versatile player who can go inside and outside • Left UNM as one of the best players in school history • Finished six points shy of 1,000 for his Lobo career, depite only playing 52 games at New Mexico • Averaged 19.1 ppg and 8.9 rpg during his career at UNM • Totalled 1,586 during his entire college career • 91 blocks is sixth all-time at UNM.

2004-05 • Senior Season
Garnered numerous awards, including 3rd Team All-American (Basketball Times), Honorable Mention All-American (AP and Scout.com), 1st Team All-MWC, Dick Vitale's All-Rolls Royce 5th Team, NABC All-District 13 1st Team, USBWA All-District 8, CollegeInsider.com MWC MVP, MWC Tournament MVP, and Comcast Lobo Invitational All-Tournament Team • Led the team in scoring (18.8 ppg), rebounding (8.9 rpg), steals (2.1 spg), and blocks (2.0 bpg) • Recorded 13 double-doubles on the year • Shot 52.4% from the field and 43.3% from 3-pt. range • Second in the MWC in scoring, steals and blocks, third in rebounding and 3-pt. FG% • Was one rebound shy of a double-double six times • Only player in the NCAA to average 18.8 ppg, 8.9 rpg, 2 bpg, 2 spg and 2 apg • First player in school history to record 60 assists, blocks and steals in a season • 60 blocks are the 10th highest single season mark in school history • 63 steals are the seventh most in a season at UNM

2003-04 • Junior Season
1st Team All-MWC • 1st Team All-District 13 by the National Association of Basketball Coaches • All-District 8 by the National Basketball Writers Association • Bob King Team MVP Award • Twice named MWC Player of the Week (Dec. 22-28 and Jan. 18-25) • Averaged 19.5 ppg (1st in the MWC), 9.0 rpg (5th in the MWC), 1.32 spg (7th in the MWC) and 1.41 bpg (4th in the MWC)...led the team in each category • Shot 49.1% from the floor, 33.3% from 3-pt. range and 76.0% from the FT line • Scored 30 points twice and 20+ points 10 times • Recorded seven double-doubles on the season.

2002-03 • Sophomore Season (Bradley)
Averaged 19.2 points and 7.9 rebounds - both team-highs - in 14 games (13 starts) as a sophomore at Bradley before transferring to UNM • Averaged just 27.1 minutes • Career-high 37 points at Evansville (1/11/03) in his final game at BU • 29 points and a career-best 20 rebounds (11 offensive) in the 95-81 season-opening win against Pepperdine (11/22/02) earned Granger National Player of the Week honors by ESPN.

2001-02 • Freshman Season (Bradley)
Member of the 2002 Missouri Valley Conference All-Freshman team, averaging 11.1 ppg and 7.1 rpg in 24.6 minutes • Posted a double-double in his first collegiate game against Louisiana-Lafayette, including 17 boards • Had all six of the team's double-doubles in 2001-02, the most by a Bradley player in 13 years • MWC Player of the Week Dec. 26, 2001 • Had 70 blocks, the third-highest total in Bradley history and the second-best total by an MVC frosh, trailing Creighton's Benoit Benjamin (92 in 1982-83) • Swatted away 7 shots against Southwest Missouri, tying an arena record.

High School
A 2001 graduate of Metairie (La.) Grace King HS • A four-year letterman, averaging 24.3 ppg, 12 rpg and 5.5 bpg as a senior • Had 475 blocks in his prep career • McDonald's All-America nominee prior to his senior year and and honorable mention All-America by Street & Smith's • Graduated in the top-10 percent of his class • State finalist for the 2000 Wendy's Heisman in recognition of both his academic and athletic accomplishments.

Born April 20, 1983 • Full name is Danny Granger, Jr. • Son of Danny and Janice • Has an older sister, Jamie, who graduated from Tulane in 2003 and now works as a systems engineer for Raytheon in California • Also a younger brother, Scott • Majoring in University Studies.