East Coast Guard Has Some D-1 Offers

Reporter Mike Sullivan provides a player profile update on the individual game of an East Coast guard who had an impressive late summer and early fall ...


HEIGHT: 6-foot-1

WEIGHT: 162 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:


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.


Penn, Harvard, St. Bonaventure, and Drexel have either offered or said they are interested in accepting Gripper into their school. Charlotte, Davidson, La Salle, Maine, Northeastern, Stanford, Seton Hall, and Charlotte have expressed interest.

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