East Coast Senior Has Solid Game Over Weekend

Reporter Mike Sullivan provides a free look at the individual game and recruiting process of senior guard prospect Joey Gripper, who competes for Team Phenom on the East Coast ...

PLAYER PROFILE: Joey Gripper

HEIGHT: 6-foot-1

WEIGHT: 167 pounds

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

HIGH SCHOOL HEAD COACH: Steve Chadwin

CLASS: 2011, a senior guard prospect

POSITIONS: Has played the lead guard and shooting guard positions with skill while competing effectively in both high school competition and in AAU boy's basketball tournaments.

AAU TEAM: Team Phenom out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

AAU TEAM HEAD COACH: Mr. Paul Gripper

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

Gripper scored 20 points, had six assists and six steals in the championship game of the Shakur Chosen League. His team, Jrue Holiday, lost 54-48, to the Shakur squad.

Previously, 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.

Update for this past weekend: Gripper produced 17 points and did a nice job helping lead his team's offense from the lead guard position in a scrimmage against Simon Gratz high school of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His high school team, Abington Friends, claimed a five-quarter victory, 57-55.

RECRUITING

Harvard, Brown, Appalachian State, Quinnipiac, UNC-Wilmington and Marshall.


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