Alan Griffin wasted no time, and the 6-foot-5 guard from New York signed with Illinois on the first day of the spring signing period.
SIGNED. ✍️@alangriffin_ is officially an #Illini pic.twitter.com/ZdoGRBurpv— Illini Basketball (@IlliniMBB) April 11, 2018
Griffin committed on March 2 and just wrapped up his official visit in Champaign this past weekend. Since his commitment, he has led Stepinac to both city and state championships.
Senior, Alan Griffin @alangriffin_ on his official visit this weekend at the University of Illinois! Alan will sign his National Letter Of Intent on Wednesday, April 11th at Stepinac! #Stepinac pic.twitter.com/Xif9xk4Rkq— Stepinac Basketball (@step_basketball) April 9, 2018
He is listed at 6-foot-5, 175 pounds and plays at an off-guard position. Griffin has a smooth stroke from outside, and he can also attack the paint. His great vision and a large frame could translate nicely into coach Brad Underwood’s system. Interest has picked up for the senior this year with Providence, Xavier, and Seton Hall all taking notice.
He averaged 19-plus points per game and was named the Torrey Pines Holiday Classic National Division Most Valuable Player. During his senior season, he averaged roughly 18 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, two steals and two blocks. He shot well over 40 percent from behind the arc and looks to be a real threat on the offensive end. Griffin ran with the New York Rens this past AAU season where he averaged 7.1 points, 2.6 rebounds, 0.7 assists and 0.6 steals.
To learn what Griffin’s Illinois “End Game” might be and what the scenarios for him are going forward, look at the article below.