Advertisement

Blue Devils’ Griffin becomes 5th Duke player to bolt for NBA

Clemson guard David Collins (13) drives to the basket while Duke forward A.J. Griffin (21)...
Clemson guard David Collins (13) drives to the basket while Duke forward A.J. Griffin (21) defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)(Gerry Broome | AP)
Published: Apr. 24, 2022 at 10:09 PM EDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

Duke freshman A.J. Griffin is heading to the NBA. He becomes the fifth Blue Devils player in the past week to declare early for the draft.

The school announced Griffin’s decision on the last day for players to declare themselves eligible for the NBA draft.

Duke says the 6-foot-6, 222-pound wing regarded as a potential lottery draft pick plans to hire an agent.

He averaged 10.4 points while providing size, outside shooting and defensive potential to the wing.

Duke will bring in the nation’s No. 1-ranked recruiting class for first-year coach Jon Scheyer as he takes over for retired Hall of Famer Mike Krzyzewski.

(Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)