Eddie Griffin Challenge Preview

The 3rd annual Eddie Griffin Challenge has quickly become one of the signature events of the fall. Matching the best players from the Philadelphia area against their counterparts from New Jersey means big time players with bragging rights at stake.

Scout.com will provide coverage of this prestigious fall event!

Last year, Wayne Ellington captured his second MVP award at the Eddie Griffin Challenge when he caught fire from downtown. This year, Ellington will attempt to win his third MVP award, this time in the senior division. He already owns the trophies from previous sophomore and junior games.

The annual challenge matches the best in Jersey against their boys from Philly. The action tips at Episcopal Academy on Sunday beginning at 1 p.m. The sophomore game gets it started.

Over the past two years, reputations have been stirred up and solidified at this event. It's been a strong showcase for big time players who take the challenge seriously and the bragging rights that come with it.


Philadelphia Roster

  • Wayne Ellington, UNC
  • Gerald Henderson, Duke
  • Jason Love, Xavier
  • Reggie Redding, Villanova
  • Rodney Green, Lasalle
  • Malik Alvin, undecided
  • Dan Geriot, Richmond
  • Derrick Rivera, St. Joe's
  • Earl Pettis, undecided
  • Darrin Govens, St. Joe's

    New Jersey Roster

  • Keon Lawrence, Missouri
  • Earl Clark, Louisville
  • Luis Guzman, Temple
  • Eugene Harvey, undecided
  • Lance Thomas, undecided
  • Dan Werner, N.C. State
  • Kimmani Barrett, LaSalle
  • Derrick Caracter, Louisville
  • Desean Butler, West Virginia
  • Casiem Drummond, Villanova
  • Yves Mbala, Lasalle


    Philadelphia Roster

  • Josh Martin, 6-2, Prep Charter
  • Chris Edwards, 6-5, North Catholic
  • Antonio Jardine, 6=2, Neumann-Goretti
  • Lavoy Allen, 6-9, Pennsbury
  • Markieff Morris, 6-8, Prep Charter
  • Marcus Morris, 6-7, Prep Charter
  • Sam Zeglinski, Penn Charter
  • Rick Jackson, 6-8, Neumann-Goretti
  • Kyle Griffin, 6-2, Germantown Academy
  • Jeff Jones, 6-3, Monsignor Bonner

    New Jersey Roster

  • Corey Chandler, 6-1, Eastside
  • Jeff Robinson, 6-6, St. Patrick
  • Idris Hilliard, 6-6, The Hun School
  • Corey Fisher, 6-2, St. Patrick
  • Terrell McKenzie, 6-0, Paramus Catholic
  • Jabari Edwards, 6-8, St. Benedict's
  • Corey Raji, 6-6, Westwood
  • Miles Beatty, 6-2, St. Anthony's
  • Corey Stokes, 6-5, St. Benedict's
  • Chris Smith, 6-3, St. Benedicts


    Philadelphia Roster

  • Courtney Staley, 6-2, Kennedy
  • Devon White, 6-8, Roman Catholic
  • Chris Kurz, 6-6, Penn Charter
  • Nasir Robinson, 6-5, American Christian
  • Jamal Wilson, 6-5, Neumann-Goretti
  • Anthony King, 6-4, Academy Park
  • Austin Johnson, 6-7, Cheltenham
  • Byran Cohen, 6-4, Abington Friends
  • Miquel Bocachica, 6-5, George Washington

    New Jersey Roster

  • Dave Johnson, 5-8, Lakewood Prep
  • Mike Rosario, 6-1, St. Anthony's
  • Travon Woodall, 5-11, St. Anthony's
  • Jordan Theodore, 6-0, Patterson Catholic
  • Ashton Gibbs, 6-2, Seton Hall Prep
  • Samardo Samuels, 6-8, St. Benedict's
  • Eugene Teague, 6-6, St. Augustine
  • John Edwards, 6-7, Living Faith Academy
  • Tyler Hines, 6-5, Timber Creek
  • Quintrell Thomas, 6-6, Newark Science

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