Adrian Griffin Jr.


Position: SG SFFROM: Duke
(White Plains, NY)
HT: 6-6WT: 210
BORN: 8/23/02YEAR: HSsr.WING: 7-0REACH: NA

Draft Notes

Son of the former NBA player by the same name, Jr. is a powerful wing/big guard who plays with intensity and brings it on both ends of the floor.

He has nice athleticism, a very solid frame and a ton of natural talent. Griffin is built like a linebacker with thick shoulders and sort of a low center of gravity but that doesn’t keep him from making plays above the rim. He gets off his feet well, can defend at the rim and has impressive vertical explosion.

One thing that stands out with Griffin is his high level understanding of the game (thanks NBA dad). His awareness on the defensive end is impressive and he can defend just about any position on the floor. He’s a pesky on the ball defender who seems to take a lot of pride in taking the ball off the ball-handler.

On offense he’s able to use his strong body to carve out space in the lane and does a good job of initiating contact and scoring against length. He’s got a quick first step, solid handles and good finishing ability.

Griffin can also score from the perimeter and is especially hard to guard given his size and how he keeps the defense on it’s heels with his dribble-drive ability. He’s got a compact and solid shooting form and is developing into a lethal 3pt marksman.

Griffin is one of the younger members of his recruiting class and could still be growing.


  • Jordan Hamilton
  • Jimmy Butler

Draft Projection

top 10 pick in the 2022 NBA Draft


2022 Small Forwards

  1. Emoni Bates – 6-8 1/2 – Ypsilanti, MI (Michigan St.)
  2. Adrian Griffin Jr. – 6-6 – Duke commit
  3. Patrick Baldwin Jr. – 6-10 – Sussex, WI 
  4. Ousmane Dieng – 6-7 – France
  5. Kendall Brown – 6-6 – Woodbury, MN
  6. Jabari Smith Jr. – 6-8 – Tyrone, GA
  7. Trey Patterson – Villanova
  8. C.J. Walker – 6-8 – NA
  9. Keon Edwards – 6-7 – Phoenix, AZ
  10. J.T. Thor – 6-9 – Auburn
  11. Lök Wur – 6-9 – Oregon
  12. Cam’Ron Fletcher – 6-7 – Kentucky
  13. Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe – 6-7 – OK State (Canada)
  14. William Jeffress – 6-7 – Pittsburgh
  15. Jabri Abdur-Rahim – 6-7 Virginia
  16. Alex Antetokounmpo – 6-7 – USA  
  17. Addison Patterson – 6-7 – Oregon