D-1 Prospect Hoping For Big Season

Reporter Mike Sullivan provides a detailed look at the individual game of a talented backcourt prospect who is going to play college basketball for some program next year ...

PLAYER PROFILE: Joey Gripper

HEIGHT: 6-foot-1 1/2

WEIGHT: 182 pounds

PREP SCHOOL: Mont Clare Academy

PREVIOUS HIGH SCHOOL: Abington Friends High School in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania

PREVIOUS HIGH SCHOOL HEAD COACH: Steve Chadwin

CLASS: Graduated from high school in June of last year. Team Phenom basketball head coach Paul Gripper told us that Gripper has been reclassified to the class of 2012.

POSITIONS: Point guard/shooting guard

AAU TEAM: Team Phenom out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

TOP GAMES FOR JOEY GRIPPER DURING THE SUMMER AND FALL OF 2011:

Joey scored 19 points, pulled down five rebounds, handed out five assists and recorded three steals in a loss to Vermont Academy over the weekend.

Gripper produced 15 points in a league game held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Previously, Joey scored 15 points in a Chosen League game. He was also named to the First Team in this talent rich local league.

Previously, Joey scored 29 points in a Chosen League game for his team, Jrue Holiday.

In addition, Joey scored 20 points for Team Phenom of Philadelphia in a summer AAU game, a loss to Friends of Seattle.

Gripper also dropped in 19 points as Team Phenom lost a second round game, 71-68, to Texas Assault in a game played in Arizona (Desert Duel).

Gripper ripped off 25 points in a first round game in the Platinum bracket in a basketball tournament held in Las Vegas, Nevada. Team Phenom lost, 77-72.

BIG GAMES FOR JOEY GRIPPER DURING THE 2010-2011 SEASON:

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 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 produced 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 threes to help Team Phenom blast the Georgia Heat. Gripper followed up the solid effort with 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:

Gripper is expected to make a decision on his school of choice on Christmas Eve, according to Coach Gripper. Schools he has considered at one time include Monmouth, Long Beach State, Manhattan and Quinnipiac.


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