East Coast Guard Has Interest Building

Reporter Mike Sullivan has a player profile update on the status of guard prospect Joey Gripper, who continues to build momentum in his recruiting process ...

PLAYER PROFILE: Joey Gripper

HEIGHT: 6-foot-1

WEIGHT: 160 Pounds

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

CLASS: 2011, a current junior prospect

AAU TEAM: Team Phenom out of Philadelphia, Penn. (played several events for his dad Paul)

PREVIOUS BIG GAMES: Joey scored 24 points, handed out eight assists and had three steals to help his team win a second round playoff game in the KYFL playoffs.

Gripper has had a solid Fall too. He previously netted 12 points and added eight assists in the Junior/Senior All Star game held at the Midnight Madness event held in Chester, Penn.

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:

REEBOK EAST SUMMER EVENT:

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.

RECRUITING

Penn, Harvard, St. Bonaventure, and Drexel have either offered or said they are interested in accepting Gripper at their program. Maine, Davidson, LaSalle, Northeastern, Stanford, Seton Hall, and Charlotte are also being considered.


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