Posted On: 12/20/15 8:00 PM
Former D1 commit Noah Griffin made the decision to commit to Texas A&M this weekend as a Preferred Walk-On despite D1 interest from various schools. The 6’2 lefty has a pure stroke from outside and continues to develop as an athlete. Below is a Q&A with Noah about his signing and season ahead.
When did you know you wanted to play for Texas A&M?
I attended a camp at Texas A&M the summer after my sophomore year. I fell in love with A&M – the
coaches, the players, the tradition and the facilities. This is where I wanted to be ever since then.
Why the preferred walk on route at A&M as opposed to other scholarship offers?
I believe it is the best place for me – basketball wise, academically, and my growth as a person. Their academics are second to none. I will receive the best coaching and training possible along wi
h the best education out there. And I will be part of an SEC program. I received offers and interest from some very nice universities and terrific coaches – but the entire package at A&M cannot be beat.
How did the Texas A&M coaches say they plan on using you and what did they like about you?
There are no guarantees of playing time. Coach Kennedy was very real about that. Coach Kennedy told me he was excited for me to be a part of their program and likes what he has seen and heard from other coaches about me. I have a 4.0 [31 on ACT] and can shoot the basketball, have a high basketball IQ and I am athletic. I have been playing AAU these past couple of years against guys 2 and 3 years older than me and I won’t turn 18 until I am in college. I am still growing and physically maturing. I love a challenge and am not afraid of hard work. You never know what can happen and I am committed to being a part of the Texas A&M basketball program and helping in any way they ask me.
Congratulations on passing the 1,000 point mark for your high school career. Any comments on your time at Hannan and how you expect this year to finish up?
My teammates and I have been blessed at Hannan. We will end this year by making the state playoffs 3 out of my 4 years there when they had not been since Katrina. We are a close group who plans on winning state this year.