Recruiting Report: Alan Griffin (2018)
Posted On: 02/8/18 9:52 AM
Senior 6-foot-5, 170 pound shooting guard Alan Griffin earned an offer from St. John’s in mid-January and it’s led to several schools planning trips to Archbishop Stepinac High School to have a look at Griffin.
Patrick Massaroni is the head coach at Archbishop Stepinac and the team sits at 16-5 with the final stretch of the season approaching.
Griffin is scoring 18.2 points per game with ten rebounds, 4.1 assists, 2.5 steals, and two blocks a game.
“Alan is a very talented wing who can score the ball at a high level,” Griffin said. “At 6-5 he is long and athletic and shoots it well. However, he does more than that – can guard bigger and smaller/quicker guys and also rebounds very well for his size.”
Averaging a double-double the numbers back up Coach Massaroni’s statements about Griffin’s play. Alan is happy with how the year has went but he wants to do more off the dribble.
“My senior season is going good so far other than injuries there’s really nothing to complain about,” Griffin said. “I’d like to see myself prove to coaches I can handle the ball because I know I can and get my teammates involved and set them up to become better players.”
Griffin is playing with some talented underclassmen. Sophomore guard R.J. Davis leads the team in scoring and already has six D1 offers and freshman Adrian Griffin is the third option scoring in double figures. Adrian has recently earned offers from Maryland and St. John’s.
Alan Griffin has offers from St. John’s, Hofstra, St. Bonaventure, UMass, LaSalle, Saint Louis, and a host of others. Alan is also hearing from several high majors as well.
“St. John’s, Xavier, Rutgers, Dayton, Illinois, Providence, and Seton Hall,” listed Massaroni of the teams showing in Alan. “He has no visits planned (as of now).”
“I’m hearing from Providence, Xavier, and Illinois,” Alan said about the schools calling the most often.
Alan takes 14-15 shots a game and is scoring on 46 percent of his field goals. Forty percent of the Griffin shots are at the arc and he’s made 46 percent of them (43 of 94). Add in 75 percent shooting at the foul line and three offensive rebounds a game and you have a very interesting prospect.
“Alan has gotten better overall with his mental toughness, his ability to finish at the rim and make plays in the mid post,” Massaroni said.
“He is continually working to get better in all areas. He is known for shooting the ball but has also improved making plays off the bounce and making the right decision.”
Recruiting is on Alan’s mind but most important is the days ahead of him.
“The goals are to win state and for me just keep competing hard every game,” Alan said.