Dondre Griffin’s name has circulated around local basketball circles for a couple of years now. He participated in the prestigious North Carolina Top 80 as a sophomore and picked up multiple offers in the Summer just after the camp.

The 6’3” Griffin came into the April grassroots period, playing with Team Felton, carrying six offers (Coastal Carolina, Maryland Eastern Shore, UNCG, Houston Baptist, Appalachian St, and Hampton). After playing through this grassroots season, Griffin picked up eight more offers, these offers took his recruitment from a low major level to mid to mid plus.

After playing in the North Carolina Top 80 we wrote, “Dondre has the size and athleticism to be a really special PG if he continues to make players around him better. We really like his size, strength and speed for his position. Dondre can physically overpower most point guards, which makes him so difficult to guard. He really has a bright future in front of him and is oozing with upside and potential. Dondre is a definite “buy now” stock player.”

With the recent flurry of interest Griffin says he is still grounded in his decision making, “I was planning on sitting down this week to talk with my family about visits and narrowing my list, but some things have happened to put it back a bit. Some other schools, who have not offered yet, came into play in late July.”

Griffin says that the new schools are very intriguing, but he isn’t going to hold up his decision. Griffin is taking a very mature approach to the process, “Florida, Butler, Wichita St, Wright St, UNC Wilmington, and Wofford are talking to me, I think some are scared to be the first high major because ALL the coaches haven’t seen me yet. I going to sit down soon, and it all depends on how long these schools wait to see if they play a factor. Major doesn’t bother me, I mean I want to play for a high major, but I’m not just going to force myself to pick a school where I put myself in a situation where I will transfer.”

Now that the grassroots season is over with, Griffin is going back into the gym to prepare for his senior year at Knightdale High School, “I am just going to work on my ball handling and explosion. A lot of explosion work, at my size you have to be able to finish above the rim. I am also working on defending full court and finding my team mates in open spots.”

Griffin, who has participated in multiple Phenom Hoops camps and tournaments said this about the exposure, “It’s a blessing what you guys do for us, promoting us, the exposure, everything that Phenom does for us is just amazing. It is a lot of fun.”

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