East Coast Senior Prospect Has Some D-1 Looks

Reporter Mike Sullivan takes a look at the individual game and regular season successes of a East Coast senior backcourt prospect who had a terrific year ...

PLAYER PROFILE: Joey Gripper

HEIGHT: 6-foot-1

WEIGHT: 168 pounds

HIGH SCHOOL: Abington Friends High School in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania

HIGH SCHOOL HEAD COACH: Steve Chadwin

CLASS: 2011, a senior combo guard prospect

POSITIONS: Has competed effectively at both guard positions during the high school and AAU basketball seasons.

AAU TEAM: Team Phenom out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

AAU TEAM HEAD COACH: Paul Gripper

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

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

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.

JOEY GRIPPER'S TOP GAMES DURING THE 2010-2011 REGULAR SEASON AND PLAYOFFS:

Gripper scored 14 points in a tough loss to Friends Central in a playoff battle.

Previously, Joey scored 10 points, handed out five assists and had four steals to help his team nail down a 48-42 victory over Westtown.

Gripper averaged nearly 13 points per game this season.

In addition, Joey scored 16 points to lead his team past Shipley, 60-40. Gripper also scored 16 points, grabbed five rebounds, handed out five assists and had three steals to help AFS defeat Trenton Catholic High School.

Joey also produced 20 points and handed out eight assists to help AFS knock off a very talented Life Center team, 85-75.

RECRUITING:

Hampton has offered a scholarship, according to his dad. He told us Rider, Rice, and Kent State have expressed interest.


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