2018 Small Forward Zion Griffin exploded on to the scene this Summer with dominant performances against top-notch competition. Hit the jump to get Zion’s thoughts on his breakout July and the important factors in his decision process.
Four months ago Zion Griffin was a known talent in the greater Chicago area but flying a bit under the radar on the national scene. By the end of July he solidified his status as one of the very best prospects in the country.
“I feel like I played the best basketball I played all year because we played the best competition and we stood our ground.”
Viewing Griffin live this Summer, his ability to score that ball at all 3 levels while having ideal size and athleticism makes him a prospect with high-upside that will likely produce early on at the next level.
Zion tells Endless Motor that the biggest strengths to his game are “energizing my teammates, getting everyone involved and just my versatility now that my shooting is there.”
Griffin recently trimmed his list to a final four of Kansas, Illinois State, Iowa State and Pitt. Each program will get an official visit, with Illinois State getting the first crack. Zion touched on what he’s looking for in the decision-making process.
“Relationship with the coaches and how my parents feel about it are important factors.”
The talented wing has no specific date in mind for making a decision and is intent on being thorough with the process and re-grouping after his final official visit.
“After I take my officials and I feel like everything is right I’ll be ready to make a commitment.”
On the court high scoring lefty is looking to tighten up an already potent perimeter game moving forward.
“I’m looking to improve my right hand, shooting the ball more consistent and just my ballhandling overall.”
Zion is one of the more complete prospects in the 2018 class. He has the physical tools to be an impact 2-way wing at the next level with his skillset rapidly improving. He has a college ready frame right now and should be a rotation player early in his college career.