Forward / Center
6'8" 280 lbs.
Turtle Creek, Pa. / Serra Catholic High School
MAJOR: Secondary Education - History
2011-12 Sporting News Preseason Honorable Mention All-American Patrick Grubbs continued to dominate the paint for the Mountain Cats as a junior on his way to earning First-Team All-WVIAC honors. Grubbs, a two-time WVIAC Player of the Week selection, led Pitt-Johnstown in scoring (18.4 ppg.), rebounding (8.5 rpg.), field goal percentage (67.5%), and blocked shots (19). Nationally, he finished fourth in NCAA Division II in field goal percentage, 46th in rebounding, and 64th in scoring. On Jan. 15, 2011 at Ohio Valley (WV) University, Grubbs became the Mountain Cats’ 22nd 1,000-point scorer. He enters the 2011-12 season ranked 10th on the Pitt-Johnstown All-Time Scoring List (1,294 points) and third on the all-time rebounding list (743 rebounds). Grubbs collected 10 double-doubles on points and rebounds and scored in double-figures in all 28 Mountain Cat games. Through three seasons, Grubbs has single-game highs of 32 points against Clarion University on Dec. 7, 2009 and 18 rebounds against Davis & Elkins (WV) College on Jan. 17, 2011. He also dished out six on three separate occasions.
Grubbs followed up an impressive freshman season with an outstanding sophomore season. Grubbs started 28 games on his way to leading NCAA Division II in field goal percentage at 66.3% (191-288) and earning Second-Team All-WVIAC honors. He paced the Mountain Cats, ranked fifth in the WVIAC and 34th in the nation in rebounding at 9.0 rpg. and was the team’s second leading scorer at 16.3 ppg. Grubbs also led Pitt-Johnstown in blocks (24) and was fourth in assists (69). He scored in double-figures in 26 of the 28 games he played and posted 12 double-doubles. Grubbs recorded single-game highs of 32 points against Clarion on Dec. 7, 2009 and 17 rebounds against West Virginia State University in the WVIAC Tournament Quarterfinals on March 4, 2010. He also dished out six assists against Wheeling Jesuit (WV) University on Feb. 13, 2010 and six assists against Fairmont State (WV) University on Feb. 23, 2010.
Grubbs joined Coach Rukavina’s starting lineup as a true freshman and paced the Mountain Cats in rebounding at 8.2 rebounds per game on his way to being named to the WVIAC All-Freshman Team. His 8.2 rebounds per game ranked him 65th in NCAA Division II and third in the WVIAC. Grubbs was also third in scoring at 10.4 points per game and fourth in blocked shots with 24. He shot 62.4% (131-210) from the field and 57.0% (61-107) from the free-throw line. Grubbs collected 11 double-doubles of points and rebounds. He scored in double-figures 20 times and pulled down double-digits in rebounds 12 times. Grubbs had single-game highs of 19 points vs. Fairmont State on Jan. 10, 2009 and 14 rebounds against Penn State-New Kensington on Nov. 26, 2008 and 14 rebounds at Fairmont State on Feb. 21, 2009.
At Serra Catholic High School
Grubbs, a Pennsylvania Class A First Team All-State choice in 2007-08, played for Bob Rozanski at Serra Catholic High School. Grubbs averaged 20.0 points and 13.0 rebounds per game on his way to leading Serra Catholic to a 31-2 record and the Class A State Championship. He poured in 31 points against Philadelphia’s Freire Charter School in the PIAA Pennsylvania State A title game. Grubbs also pulled down a career-high 25 rebounds against Bentworth High School. He finished his career with over 1,100 points and 810 rebounds. Grubbs, a three-year letterman in basketball and a two-year letterman in football, also was tabbed First Team WPIAL Class A and McKeesport Daily News Player of the Year as a senior and All-Section as a junior.