East Coast Guard Generating D-1 Interest

Reporter Mike Sullivan provides a player profile update on East Coast guard prospect Joey Gripper, who continues to have a strong start to his high school season ...

PLAYER PROFILE: Joey Gripper

HEIGHT: 6-foot-1

WEIGHT: 160 pounds

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

HIGH SCHOOL HEAD COACH: Steve Chadwin

CLASS: 2011, a current junior prospect

AAU TEAM: Team Phenom out of Philadelphia, Penn.

BIG GAMES THIS FALL AND SUMMER: Gripper scored 17 points, had six assists, five rebounds, and three steals to help his high school team claim a 65-59 victory over the Peddie School in the MAPL challenge.

PREVIOUSLY REPORTED:

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.

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

St. Bonaventure, Brown, Drexel, Harvard, and Penn have offered, according to his dad, Paul Gripper.

Joey also has interest from Davidson, Northeastern, Yale, Navy, and Stanford.

Mr. Gripper previously mentioned that St. Bonaventure was the leader while Seton Hall is being considered.


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