Chris Grier #20
Position: G Ht.: 6-3 Wt.: 175
Hometown: Decatur, Ga.
Previous School: Columbia HS
Eligibility: Jr. Major: Undecided
2011-2012: Shot 47 percent (16-of-34) from three-point range for the season…Posted 13 points, five rebounds, and five assists in CSU’s 85-57 loss at Wichita State on Nov. 13…Scored 14 of a career-high 17 points in 1st half of CSU’s 114-81 win over VMI on Dec. 3…Went 7-of-11 from the field and 3-of-3 from three-point range during that contest against the Keydets…Recorded 9 points and went 3-of-4 from downtown in CSU’s 76-51 loss at Florida State on Dec. 5…Scored all 9 of his points in 2nd half of CSU’s 91-73 win over then 1st place Campbell on Jan. 5…Scored 9 points in CSU’s 93-88 win over 1st place UNC Asheville on Jan. 19 and was key in 11-2 run which opened up an 80-67 lead, hitting a trey and two free throws, and finding Kelvin Martin for a layup…Was a perfect 4-for-4 from the field for 9 points, and grabbed four rebounds, in CSU’s 90-81 loss at VMI on Feb. 23.
2010-2011: Played in 30 games logging 311 total minutes…Averaged 2.6 points (7th on team) and 1.1 rebounds per game...3rd on the team in free-throw percentage (.818)…5th on the team in both three-point attempts (23) and three-pointers made (7)...Went 3-6 from the field and scored eight points against The Citadel (Nov. 16)…Shot .750 from the field (3-4) totaling eight points to go along with three rebounds against Southern Illinois (Nov. 23)…Had a season high 10 including 2-3 from deep against Toccoa Falls (Nov. 30)…Played a season high 21 minutes against Coastal Carolina (Dec. 4)…Finished the season with 77 points, eight steals and 33 rebounds.
High School: At Columbia High School under Coach Phil McCrary, he was a First Team All-Region player and McDonald’s All-American Nominee. Grier also participated in the GACA All-Star game and was rated as a 3-Star recruit by Rivals.com. During the 2009-10 season, he posted 15 points, 5 assists and 5 rebounds per game. Grier helped Columbia finish with a 28-5 overall record, en route to a Georgia 3A State Championship. All five loses for Columbia came against USA Today Top 25 teams at various tournaments. Columbia also finished ranked #23 in the USA Today Hoops poll, having won three out of the last five State Championships in Georgia. According to Rivals.com, Grier chose CSU over offers from Canisius, Marshall, Tennessee Tech, Xavier, and UNC-Greensboro.