The next year he posted similar numbers and led the Pac-10 in field goal percentage. He hyper-extended his knee, tore his hamstring and missed almost all of the '93-'94 season.He also supplied the inside muscle that helped the Bears reach the Sweet Sixteen - scoring 11 points with 6 boards against LSU and shutting down Duke's inside game in a memorable second-round upset. He looked healthy coming into the '94-'95 season, and was on the Wooden Award watch list, but then a bulging disk in his lower back sidelined him for all but ten games.Cal fans questioned whether Grigsby would ever play again, let alone continue at such a high level.'95-'96 was a wash too when the back flared up after just a few games. But when the NCAA, in a rare moment of humanity, granted Grigsby a sixth year, he dragged his body back onto the court at the end of 1996.
Only two of them have a jersey hanging in Haas Pavilion, alongside Grigsby's #4.What people tend to forget about Grigsby, after five surgeries and countless hours of rehabilitation turned him into the all-time Harmon fan favorite, is that he was a rock solid blue-chip recruit coming out of Yates HS in Houston.I remember that period in Cal hoops well - Grigsby was the monster power forward who was going to take Cal to the Sweet 16 and beyond.That prophecy turned out to be true, but no one could have imagined how difficult the ride would be.Grigsby started and averaged double figures as a freshman (10.2 ppg/6.2 rpg).