East Coast Prospect Has Some Options

Reporter Mike Sullivan takes a look at the individual game, recruiting process and options for East Coast backcourt prospect Joey Gripper ...

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, graduated from high school

POSITIONS: Has played very effectively with skill at the shooting guard/lead guard positions during both the high school and AAU basketball seasons and tournaments.

AAU TEAM: Team Phenom out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

AAU TEAM HEAD COACH: Paul Gripper

BIG GAMES FOR JOEY GRIPPER OVER THE PAST YEAR:

Joey was selected to the All tournament team (the 2011 D'onofrio All-Tournament Team) and was one of the featured players on his team.

Previously, Gripper produced 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, handed out 11 assists and had three steals to help his AAU program, Team Phenom, claim a 77-57 victory over Smyma Stars in the Peach State Classic in Aiken, South Carolina.

** 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 scored 20 points and dished out eight assists to help AFS knock off a very talent rich Life Center team, 85-75.

RECRUITING:

Manhattan and Quinnipiac. Gripper could also take the option of competing at a prep school. This would then open up his recruiting process even more.


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