Former Ohio State Basketball Player Granville Waiters Dies At 60

By March 23, 2021 (12:50 pm)Basketball

Former Ohio State men’s basketball player Granville Waiters, who played for the Buckeyes from 1979-83, has died at the age of 60.

According to La Vanguardia, the leading newspaper in Catalonia, Spain, the cause for Waiters’ death has not been released.

Waiters played in 103 games for Ohio State across four seasons, including 61 starts. He had a career average of 5.8 points per game, with a high of 10.4 points per contest in his senior year. Waiters was also a proficient rebounder, hauling in 7.5 boards per game in his final season with the program.

On defense, Waiters averaged 1.9 blocks per game in 1981-82, before upping it to 2.2 per game the following season.

Waiters was drafted 39th overall by the Portland Trail Blazers, where he averaged 2.4 points, 2.2 rebounds and 0.7 blocks per game across 249 games played in five total seasons.

Following his time in the NBA, Walters played overseas for the FC Barcelona and Caja Bilbao. In a 1989-90 season with Bilbao, his best season in Europe, he averaged 9.9 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per contest.

Following his playing career, Waiters served on the board of directors for After-School All-Stars in Ohio, which “provides programs and transformative opportunities that help students develop the skills, knowledge, and habits needed to succeed in life, school, and their future career,” according to their website.

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