East Coast Guard Having Solid Season Start

Reporter Mike Sullivan takes a look at the individual game, the start of his season the recruiting process of an East Coast senior guard prospect ...

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

POSITIONS: Has played the lead guard and shooting guard positions with skill while competing effectively in many key games and tournaments on the high school and AAU level.

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.

TOP GAMES FOR 2010-2011 REGULAR SEASON:

Gripper continues his momentum from the summer/fall AAU circuit to the start of the high school season. He dropped in 21 points to lead his team in scoring and help AFS race to an easy 72-43 victory over Mercersberg.

RECRUITING

"Joey has recently been offered by Hampton University," according to coach Gripper.

Rider, Rice, and Kent State have been in to see Joey workout this Fall.

Gripper could make a decision shortly.

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


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