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Posted On: 09/3/18 8:58 PM
Photo Credit: Colin Mulvaney, The Spokesman-Review
A point guard with size always makes an impression and that’s exactly what Griffin Effenberger did this summer. The long 6-foot-4 rising senior from Lewis & Clark suited up with Friends of Hoop and impressed observers with his floor leadership and versatility and with a college recruitment that has been rising since AAU ball has ended, he’s more than happy with how everything went for him.
“I thought I really came into my own as a point guard,” Effenberger said. “My teammates were very good around me and that made my job easier. I really got into the lane and created for others and that’s my niche. I was able to score for myself but I really tried to make my teammates better.”
Effenberger also attended the West Coast Elite “Elite 100” camp down in California and made an impact there as well. “I really got interest from a lot of colleges,” Effenberger said. “And my team won the championship and that’s really what it’s all about.”
As a result of his exploits this summer, Effenberger has been quite the busy young man sorting through his recruitment. He’s picked up two early Division II offers from Black Hills State and Chaminade, and other Division I programs such as Cal Poly, Idaho, Cornell, Dartmouth, and Colgate have all been in contact. Others such as The Master’s (Calif.) and Rocky Mountain (Mont.) are also involved.
Effenberger has been getting to work sorting out his recruitment and has a busy fall planned. Cal Poly head coach Joe Callero is making a home visit next week and then later in the month and into October, Effenberg is making official visits to Black Hills State, Chaminade, Rocky Mountain, and The Master’s. “I just want the right fit with school and the coaching staff,” Effenberger said. “I want to play at the highest level but I want to play and I want to win – those are the main two things.”
Effenberger noted that he’s not in a rush to make a decision, one that will be carefully thought out and considered. “I want to take my visits and see what I want to do going off of that,” he continued. “I’m taking it day by day and talking about it with my parents all the time.”