"Coach [Mike] Rice and [David] Cox did a great job recruiting him and were honest," Ayers said. "Told him about the pros and cons of playing for him. Told him they were going to push him to the max and that's what he wanted from a coach."
According to Ayers, Griffin, a 6-foot-7 forward, is a versatile player.
"He's a wing player that can play multiple positions," Ayers said. "He can score from all levels of the floor. Has a great feel for the game an he's very unselfish. He can defend the two through four positions. Great kid with a great personality."