May 29, 2012 8:38 PM by Andrew Masuda

Morro Bay's Griley signs with Cal Lutheran basketball

Morro Bay High School celebrated the past and future athletic accomplishments of boys basketball and volleyball star Edward Griley on Tuesday. The 6-7 Griley signed his scholarship papers to play basketball at California Lutheran University, which is in Thousand Oaks.

Griley helped guide the Pirates to back-to-back Los Padres League titles. His senior season when Morro Bay went 17-10, Griley averaged 13 points, 8 rebounds and 2 blocked shots per game. He averaged 16 points, 10 rebounds and 3 blocks per game as a junior. "We went back-to-back and set records here, things that have never happened in Morro Bay. So I went off on a good note and my teammates went off on a good note and now I'm off to bigger and better things," said Griley, who also starred on the boys volleyball team and helped the program win its first-ever outright LPL title this spring.

Cal Lutheran basketball competes at the NCAA Division III level and is coming off an 11-13 season, where it finished in fifth place in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference at 7-7. The Kingsmen won five of its last six games. Rich Rider has been Cal Lu's head coach since 1994. In 18 seasons, the Kingsmen have gone 287-165 and won two conference titles, most recently in the 2007-08 season.

Griley said he chose Cal Lutheran over Vanguard and La Verne. He plans to major in exercise science.



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