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AJ Griffin

USA Basketball Experience

  • Gold Medal: 2019 FIBA Americas U16 Championship
  • Announced on Oct. 2 as a participant for the 2019 USA Basketball Men's Junior National Team October minicamp, but was not able to attend.
  • Announced as participating in the 2019 USA Men's Junior National Team July minicamp on July 8, 2019, but was not able to attend.
  • Member of the 2019 USA U16 National Team that compiled a 6-0 record en route to the gold medal in Belém, Brazil; averaged a team third-best 13.5 ppg. and a team-high 3.3 spg.
  • Took part in the October 2018 USA Junior National Team minicamp in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

High School Honors

  • MaxPreps Sophomore All-America honorable mention (2019).

High School Notes

  • Attends Archbishop Stepinac High School in New York.
  • As a sophomore in 2018-19, averaged 20.9 ppg., 10.9 rpg., 3.9 apg. and 3.5 bpg. to lead his team to a 14-16 record and the CHSAA Intersectionals championship game.
  • Missed 12 games in 2018-19 due to an injured right foot.
  • Had 32 points on 11-of-14 shooting, including a 4-for-4 from 3-point range, and had 11 rebounds and two blocks to take Archbishop Stepinac to the city championship.
  • Competes in the summer for the PSA Cardinals.

Personal Notes

  • Name is Adrian Griffin Jr., but goes by AJ.
  • Born in Dallas, Texas, now resides in Ossining, New York.
  • Son of Adrian and Audrey Griffin; has one brother,  Alan (19), and two sisters, Vanesssa (22) and Aubrey (17).
  • Father played at Seton Hall and is a 1997 Tournament of the Americas gold medalist, former NBA player and assistant coach for the Toronto Raptors; mother was an All-
  • American on Seton Hall’s track and field team; brother plays basketball at Illinois; his sister Aubrey tried out for the 2019 USA U19 World Cup Team; and his uncle Roney Eford (mother’s brother) played basketball at Marquette and professionally overseas.
  • Started playing basketball in third grade because he loved watching it.
  • Away from the court, enjoys hanging out with family and friends and playing video games.
  • Favorite movies include “Creed” and “Avengers.”
  • Favorite player is Collin Sexton because, “he’s a good person and aggressive on the court.”
  • Favorite class: religion.
  • Favorite pregame meal: chicken cutlet with mayonnaise and lettuce.
  • If he could compete professionally in any sport other than basketball, it would be soccer.
  • Twitter: adriangriffin21
  • Instagram: adrian.griffinjr
  • Has traveled to the Bahamas.

USA Basketball Statistics

TEAM G/S MIN/AVG FGM-FGA PCT 3PM-3PA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REB/AVG PTS/AVG A TO BLK STL
2019 U16
4/3 73/18.3 20- 42 .476 4- 11 .364 10- 14 .714 17/ 4.3 54/ 13.5 11 3 1 13

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