Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
By ADAM ZAGORIAA.J. Griffin continued his torrid summer by adding a trove of high-major offers this weekend.
The 6-foot-6 Class of 2021 forward from Archbishop Stepinac and the PSA Cardinals AAU program picked up scholarship offers from Duke, UCLA, Kansas, Villanova, Michigan and Vanderbilt, per Stepinac coach Pat Massaroni.
“A.J. is a top 10 player in the class of 2021,” Massaroni said. “Many of the most prestigious college basketball programs and head coaches across the country realize this and spoke with him and his family today. A very exciting day for A.J. and his family.”
Griffin averaged 13.5 points and 4.3 points for the USA U16 team that just won the FIBA Americas Men’s U16 Championship gold medal in Belém, Brazil.
Griffin went for 18 points in the gold medal game when the USA beat Canada 94-71 on June 9.
It’s been a huge June for the Griffin family. Adrian Griffin, the former Seton Hall standout, won an NBA championship as a member of the Toronto Raptors coaching staff.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.