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2019 Nike EYBL Preview: Interview with Adrian Griffin Jr.

By D1 Circuit Staff, 04/18/19, 6:30PM EDT

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Adrian Griffin Jr is set to make his debut next week, and the sophomore will play huge minutes for head coach Munch Williams and the PSA Cardinals.

The 6-foot-6 sophomore has ‘pro’ written all over him. Griffin (247 No. 12), the son of former NBA veteran and current NBA coach Adrian Griffin, doesn't turn 16 until August 28th, making him one of the youngest player in the entire 17U circuit.

Griffin was injured at the beginning of the 2018-19 season at Archbishop Stepinac (NY). When he returned in, he absolutely tore up the court, averaging 20.9 points, 10.9 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 3.5 blocks, and 2.4 steals. Griffin was named First-Team All Westchester/Putnam Count by Lohud Sports and was named to the CHSAA All-Tournament team. The Cardinals have big plans for the underclassman, and we had the chance to catch up with the talented sophomore he embarks on his first journey through the EYBL.

Q: You will be playing up this year on 17U for the PSA Cardinals. What excites you about this opportunity?

Adrian Griffin Jr.: The thing that excites me the most about this great opportunity is that I’ll be able to compete against high level players every game and that I’ll get to showcase my game with a great organization.

How do you plan on making an impact this year?

AGJ: I plan on making an impact with scoring and defense on this team. I’m just trying to do whatever it takes to win each game.

For those that haven’t seen you play, how would you describe the way you play?

AGJ: I would say I play as an aggressive two-way player and I’m a really strong shooter all-around. I like to get my teammates open, but I’m willing to score if I need to.

What are some personal and team goals that you have?

AGJ: Some personal goals for me is to just to make a name for myself and become a leading scorer in the league. The main goal for our team is just to win Peach Jam and be the best defensive team in the country.

Why do you think that you guys are a team to look out for this year?

AGJ: I know we’re a team to look out for this year because we all bring something important to this team and have a defensive mentality before anything else.

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