A.J. Griffin

Updated on 8/27/22.  Written by Alan Lu.
2022 Rankings were finalized on 6/23/22.

Height: 6-6
Weight: 222
College: Duke
Classification: Freshman
Birthdate: 8/25/2003

2022 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 6
Projected Draft Range: Lottery
2022 NBA Draft: Round 1, Pick 16 by the Atlanta Hawks


Good shooter, especially from deep
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Can post up smaller players
Adequate playmaker
Moves well off the ball on offense
Solid rebounder
Decent defender
Very good athlete


Can struggle to score in traffic
Lacks an elite first step off the dribble
Not an elite ball handler
Unselfish to a fault
Gambles too much defensively


A.J. Griffin is an athletic, skilled swingman that currently plays for Duke.  He is a very athletic forward that can really shoot the basketball, and he is a rangy defender that can guard multiple positions.  Currently, he is a very talented prospect whose shooting, athleticism, and defensive potential could make him one of the best prospects in the draft.  Griffin looks to have a great deal of upside, and he has been thriving in a secondary role right now. Right now, Griffin projects to be a lottery pick in the 2022 draft.

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Games Scouted:
12/29/19 Archbishop Stepinac vs. Paul VI
11/9/21 Duke vs. Kentucky
11/30/21 Duke vs. Ohio State
1/18/22 Duke vs. Florida State
2/5/22 Duke vs. North Carolina
3/26/22 Duke vs. Arkansas
4/2/22 Duke vs. North Carolina

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