East Coast Senior Guard Taking Some Trips

Reporter Mike Sullivan provides a player profile look at the individual game and recruiting process of a senior guard prospect who competes on the East Coast ...

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 prospect

POSITIONS: Point guard/shooting guard

Has competed very effectively at either position on the high school and AAU levels

AAU TEAM: Team Phenom out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

AAU TEAM HEAD COACH: Paul Gripper

BIG GAMES FOR JOEY GRIPPER THIS PAST 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 completed in late August, according to Team Phenom coach, Paul Gripper. "Joey is is also interested in Quinnipiac, UNC-Wilmington and Marshall," said Coach Gripper.

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

He is expected to take a couple of more visits before choosing a school.


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