East Coast Senior Guard Has D-1 Looks

Reporter Mike Sullivan provides an player profile update on a senior guard prospect who competes on the East Coast and has some division one interest in his skill level ...

PLAYER PROFILE: Joey Gripper

HEIGHT: 6-foot-1

WEIGHT: 168 pounds

HIGH SCHOOL: Abington Friends High School in Jenkintown, Penn.

HIGH SCHOOL HEAD COACH: Steve Chadwin

CLASS: 2011, a senior guard prospect

AAU TEAM: Team Phenom out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

AAU TEAM HEAD COACH: Paul Gripper

BIG GAMES LAST SEASON: Gripper was named the MVP at the 2009 Harrington Tournament, hosted by Harrington High School.

Gripper scored 22 points, grabbed six rebounds, and had four assists as AFS defeated Hatboro Horsham, 70-51.

In the second game, Gripper played more the role of playmaker, distributing nine assists, making four steals and grabbing five rebounds. He didn't turn the ball over once, according to AFS assistant coach Dave Fields.

BIG GAMES FOR JOEY GRIPPER THIS SUMMER ON THE AAU CIRCUIT:

Joey produced 20 points, had six assists and six steals in a losing effort in the NIKE Chosen League Championship (19 and under).

Previously, Gripper scored 16 points, added 11 assists and three steals to help Team Phenom produce a 77-57 victory over Smyma Stars in the Peach State Classic in Aiken, SC (thanks to his AAU coaches for the info).

** Joey scored 15 points and had two teams to help Team Phenom blasted the Georgia Heat. Gripper followed up the solid effort wtih 22 points and eight assists in the Bigshot's Slam in South Carolina.

RECRUITING

Joey has already taken an unofficial trip to the campus of Harvard University, a visit in late August, according to Team Phenom coach, Paul Gripper. "Joey is in the process of setting up campus trips to Quinnipiac, UNC-Wilmington and Marshall," said Coach Gripper.

Joey was previously offered a basketball scholarship by Appalachian State and Quinnipiac, according to Coach Gripper.


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