All-Met Nick Griffin Inks NLI to Join GW Men's Basketball Program
Coach Lonergan Continues to Add Local Talent to Colonials Program
Nov. 22, 2012
WASHINGTON - GW men's basketball coach Mike Lonergan has announced that Nick Griffin (Rockville, Md./Col. Zadok Magruder) has signed a National Letter of Intent (NLI) to play for the George Washington University beginning with the 2013-14 season.
With the addition of Griffin, the Colonials are anticipated to have six players who graduated from D.C. Metro area high schools on their roster for the 2013-14 season.
"We are excited about adding one of the best guards in the D.C. Metro area to our roster next year," said Coach Lonergan. "Nick's outside shooting prowess will allow him to make an immediate impact on our program next season. He comes from a very successful high school and AAU program and is a winner on and off the court."
Griffin, a 6-foot-2, 165 lb. shooting guard, averaged 17 points last season at nearby Col. Zadok Magruder High School in Rockville, Md., where he helped the Colonels to a 26-1 record and Maryland 4A state championship. A three-point specialist who made 91 triples at a rate of 46 percent as a junior, Griffin is currently rated the 74th-best shooting-guard prospect in the nation and third in the state of Maryland by ESPN. He made 10 of his 91 three-pointers en route to a 40-point performance in a victory over Wootton last February and was a 2012 honorable mention Washington Post All-Met selection.
"Nick is a tremendous shooter who will be one of the best players in the D.C. area this season," said Coach Lonergan. "He has led Magruder to a state title and the past two state final fours, and I expect Nick to lead them back again this season. Nick is an important recruit for us as we have made an effort to recruit pure shooters to our program."