East Coast Guard Has More D-1 Interest

Reporter Mike Sullivan updates the recruiting status of Joey Gripper, a guard from the Philadelphia area who had a very good summer, attracting more division one interest ...


HEIGHT: 6-foot-1

WEIGHT: 162 Pounds

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

AAU TEAM: Team Phenom out of Philadelphia, Penn.

RECENT GAMES: Joey scored 12 points and added eight assists in the Junior/Senior All Star game held at the Midnight Madness event held in Chester, Penn.

The weekend event was sponsored by Pony & Youth Interlock.

Previously, we reported that Gripper pumped in 19 points and added 11 assists to help his team, The Brotherhood, claim the 17 and under championship in the Mill Creek Summer League.

*Gripper also helped Team Phenom advance to the Final Four in the NIKE Chosen League, only to lose to a team sponsored by NBA player Thaddeus Young in the semifinals.

Here are some more highlights of Joey's summer:


Gripper, who made the all tournament team, tallied 15 assists in a semifinal playoff game game at the event and also scored 14 points and had 11 assists in the team's championship victory. Team Phenom defeated the New York Panthers, 68-57.

*Joey made the all tournament team at the Southern Invitational in Charlottesville, Virginia.


Joey now has an updated list of schools. He is currently hearing from Stanford, Charlotte, Iona, Elon, and Yale. He also had previously been considering is considering Drexel, Davidson, La Salle, St. Bonventure, Northeastern, Harvard, and Pennsylvania.

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