As Saturday was college coaches’ first opportunity to contact 2021 recruits by phone JJ Redick Jersey, the news of a five star quickly picking up an offer to become a Duke basketball player should come as no surprise.
For almost a year, five star small forward Patrick Baldwin Jr. was the lone 2021 recruit holding an offer from the Duke basketball coaches.
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According to a tweet https://www.dukebluedevilsjersey.com/customize-jersey-c-38.html from Rivals’ Corey Evans on Saturday, five star shooting guard A.J. Griffin now also has an open invitation to become a Blue Devil.
The 6 foot 7, 200 pound superb athlete out of White Plains, N.Y., where he attends Archbishop Stepinac, also holds offers from seven other programs, per 247Sports, including Wake Forest and Pitt from the ACC.
Griffin appears worthy of both the Duke offer and his No. 10 composite ranking due to his snazzy handles, elite speed, noticeable unselfishness, and keen court awareness. Also, he seems to be a strong and willing defender. And speaking of strong, there is meat to his chiseled physique, which is rare for prospects only halfway through their high school careers.
In terms of a former Duke basketball player he resembles, one name stands out R.J. Barrett https://www.dukebluedevilsjersey.com/jayson-tatum-jersey-c-1.html, due to their similar frame, above average athleticism, and ability to finish at the rim. However, Griffin seems a bit more advanced on the defensive end than Barrett was at his age; like Barrett, though, Griffin still has plenty of work to do with his outside shot.
At this time, the 247Sports Crystal Ball for Griffin contains no picks.
Considering 2021 recruits’ phones are no longer off limits to Krzyzewski and his staff, one should expect more offers coming soon. https://www.dukebluedevilsjersey.com/lance-thomas-jersey-c-37.html The Duke coaches also reportedly used Saturday to reach out to Baldwin Jr., five star shooting guard Terrence Clarke, and five star power forward Paolo Banchero.
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