Class of 2014 prospect Jevon Griffin (Denver, Colo./East), a cousin of Los Angeles Clipper Chauncey Billups, is a player to keep an eye on the rest of the high school season and throughout the summer. The 6-3 guard is ranked as the 47th best shooting guard in the class of 2014 by ESPN Recruiting Nation.
Griffin is a versatile and physical player. He is a good shooter, has the ability to score and will get to the foul line. Griffin is also a decent rebounder and good playmaker.
Griffin, who scored 15 points on 6-of-12 shooting against Denver West on Jan. 29, is averaging 11.8 points and 4.1 assists a game this year. He is also averaging 4.1 rebounds, 1.8 steals and shooting 55 percent from the field. Griffin has scored in double figures in 13 of 17 games and has posted one double-double.
Griffin currently has an offer from Wyoming but has also garnered interest from four other schools. Arizona State, Colorado State, Northern Colorado and San Francisco are the other four schools interested in Griffin.
Basketball recruiting news:
- Kaleb Joseph (Nasua,N.H./Cushing Academy), the 20th best point guard in the 2014 class according to ESPN Recruiting Nation, picked up an offer from Pittsburgh on Jan. 31, according to ESPN's Adam Finkelstein @FinkelsteinNERR .
Joseph now has offers from Boston College, Delaware, Fordham, Kansas State, Maryland, New Hampshire, Seton Hall, St. Bonaventure, Syracuse, Providence, TCU and Tennessee.
- Tyler Dorsey (Bellflower, Calif./ St. John Bosco), the 15th best prospect in 2015 class according to ESPN Recruiting Nation, lit up Los Angeles Loyola on Jan. 27, to a tune of 24 points. The 6-4 guard was 8-of-14 from the field and 2-of-4 from the three-point line. He also grabbed 15 rebounds and had five steals.
Dorsey, who has the ability to score a variety of ways, is averaging 17.7 points and 6.4 rebounds a game this season. He is also averaging 4.5 assists and 2.5 steals a game while shooting 51 percent from the field.
Dorsey has offers from Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Oregon State, California, Washington State, Fresno State and UNLV.
- A trio of underclassmen from Wilbraham and Monson Academy (Mass.) along with head coach Chris Sparks left campus on Jan. 22, with the intention of taking unofficial visits to Georgetown and Maryland. However, a snow storm cut their t rip shorter than expected and without visiting Georgetown.
Okonoboh, a 6-9 center, is ranked as the eighth best center in the 2014 class by ESPN Recruiting Nation. He has garnered offers from Connecticut, Gonzaga, Marquette, Minnesota, Missouri, Pittsburgh, Providence, Seton Hall and Syracuse. Montero, a 6-7 shooting guard /point guard has an offer from Maryland on the table. Heron, a 6-4 guard, has yet to receive an offer.
- Malik Newman (Jackson, Miss./Callaway), the number three ranked player in the class of 2015, is being courted by SEC schools among others. Newman has received two offers both from SEC schools and has garnered interest from four other schools.
- Justin Jackson (Spring, Texas/ Homeschool Christian Youth Association), the 16th best prospect in the class of 2014 according to ESPN Recruiting Nation, is scheduled to make his first official the first weekend in March. The 6-8 small forward will visit Chapel Hill to watch North Carolina host Florida State. The Tar Heels are the favorite to lock up Jackson’s services.
Jackson is also considering Arizona, Ohio State, Texas A&M, Virginia and Washington according to 247sports.com.
- An impressive performance in the Hoophall Classic has helped New Hampton (N.H) School forward Tory Miller get more offers.
The 6-8 junior tallied 10 points and hauled in 10 rebounds against Huntington Prep in the Classic.
As a result of his performance, Miller has received offers from Penn State, Villanova, Marquette and Providence. With those offers, Miller now has 14 scholarship offers. He also has offers from Arkansas, Creighton, Minnesota, Missouri State, Nebraska and Wichita State.
- Ohio State tops 247.com basketball recruiting’s 2014 Top-20 lists. The Buckeyes have commitments from five-star Keita Bates Diop and four-star Jae-Sean Tate.
Syracuse and Kentucky are the only other programs with a commitment from a five-star recruit. The Orange, who have a commitment from Chris McCullough, and the Wildcats, who have a commitment from Karl Towns, are second and third in the 247 rankings.
Those three are followed by North Carolina State, North Carolina, Louisville, BYU, South Carolina, Virginia, Miami, Maryland, Arizona State, Xavier, Wake Forest, Indiana, New Mexico, Missouri, California, Wisconsin and Oklahoma.