BASKETBALL RECRUITING: Power forward high on OU

Edmond, Okla. forward Taylor Griffin update.


Taylor Griffin is the kind of player that coaches love. He can do just about everything well and he will give you everything he has every minute he is on the floor.

Griffin attended Oklahoma Christian for the first time his sophomore year and immediately became a starter averaging 17 points and 10.8 rebounds a game. Then last year, his game really took off as he averaged 16 points, 12 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game.

"I think my game really developed last year," said Griffin. "You can't really tell by the stats, but I improved my ballhandling and I really improved my assists. I had more of a well-rounded season."

Taylor just finished his AAU season with Oklahoma's Athletes First and by all accounts played very well. Taylor went to the NIKE All-American camp in Indianapolis and made a big name for himself when the summer recruiting period got underway. Griffin has been offered by 13 schools at this point and he has choices narrowed down to a super seven.

"I like Oklahoma, Dayton, UNC Charlotte, Marquette, Washington State, Villanova and Penn State. I really don't really have a leader at this point, but I am going to take an official visit to Oklahoma. I plan on taking at least three official visits and I am still trying to decide on which schools I want to visit.

"Oklahoma is definitely a good school. I would fit in well with the way Coach (Kelvin) Sampson coaches and how they play. Oklahoma plays very hard and that is exactly how I like to play the game. I took an unofficial visit to Oklahoma and it was great, but I don't have anything to compare it to. That is why I want to visit another school just to compare it to Oklahoma. Distance is not a huge factor, but I am looking for a program where I can fit in and get a good education."

Taylor has already qualified.

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