A.J. Griffin

Updated on 6/25/22.  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

Pros:

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

Cons:

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

Summary:

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.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
Wikipedia Bio
247 Sports’ Profile
MaxPreps’ Profile
ESPN’s 2022 NBA Mock Draft

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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