Three-point shooting is at a premium in the sport of basketball right now. There are few more effective shooters available out there in the college ranks than Illinois transfer Alan Griffin.
This past season, Griffin averaged 8.9 points and 4.5 rebounds in just 18.1 minutes per game for the Fighting Illini.
He shot 48.3-percent from the field and 41.6-percent from three, making him one of the more efficient players in the country, despite playing relatively low minutes as a sophomore.
The White Plains, NY native was a three-star recruit in the 2018 class. He was ranked No. 185 in the class, and No. 41 among shooting guards. He will have to sit out a year, barring an unforeseen NCAA waiver, but Griffin has plenty of major options knocking on his door. That list includes power conference programs like Duke, Georgia, Marquette, Maryland, Nebraska, and Pitt, and 2020 NCAA Tournament projected top-seed Dayton.
Duke, which has been very aggressive in this transfer period, could have a major in-road here. His younger brother AJ, a five-star prospect, committed to the Blue Devils as a member of the 2021 class. Alan Griffin's father Adrian was a longtime NBA player, and is now a Toronto Raptors assistant coach. He'll be a huge addition to the backcourt of whichever program takes him on as a transfer in the coming weeks. [
Just tonight for
sophomore Alan Griffin... 👀
— Andrew Slater (@Andrew__Slater) March 25, 2020