James Griguol

Local Association:  Basketball SA, SA

WNBL Experience: 16 games

Occupation:  Sales Support Officer for Blackbird IT

Playing Experience:   Minimal, I played until I aged out of under 18s and pursued my career in Refereeing

Involvement in Refereeing: Started when I was around 14/15yo just for some pocket money with a few Schools friends.

Mentors: Many Different Mentors over the years.
Chris Clarke has been a mentor through my entire Career and has had a huge influence over that time.
Nathan Wieland assisted in my work ethic and was a huge factor in my success through junior nationals.
Michael Aylen’s knowledge, experience and understanding of the game has been the biggest influence in my Senior career.

Fun Facts:

Favourite TV Show: Game of Thrones
Favourite Musician: Kendrick Lamar
App you can’t live without! Instagram
Favourite venue to referee: RAC Arena – Perth, WA
Craziest thing you’ve seen on a basketball court? Nothing specifically comes to mind, but lots of spectacular dunks and game winners have been witnessed.
Pre-game routine or superstitions: I check my bag about 29 thousand times before leaving and still get anxiety thinking I’ve forgotten something. I like to shower prior to games when possible and I drink a lot of water.