Duke forward AJ Griffin officially announced on Sunday that he’ll be entering the 2022 NBA draft. Based on the wording of the announcement from the school, it sounds as if Griffin will forgo his remaining college eligibility and go pro.
Griffin’s decision comes as no surprise, as he’s considered a potential lottery pick, ranking No. 8 overall on ESPN’s big board. As a freshman, he averaged 10.4 PPG and 3.9 RPG with an impressive .447 3PT% in 39 games (24.0 MPG).
In his scouting report on Griffin, Mike Schmitz of ESPN refers to the 18-year-old as one of college basketball’s best shooters and says he has the type of physical frame NBA scouts love (6’6″ with a seven-foot wingspan).