Griffin leads Team Philly to victory

Posted Apr 10, 2007

Kyle Griffin arrived late but finished strong leading Team Philly team to victory.

Kyle Griffin arrived two minutes into the game tonight between Team Philly and the I-3 All Stars but ultimately helped Team Philly defeat the I-3 All Stars 105-63 in a 3rd round game at the 47th Annual Albert C. Donofrio Classic in Conshohocken, PA.

Griffin got into game shortly after getting dressed on the sideline and promptly missed his first three shots. Obviously the inability to shoot the basketball before the game did not help the normally sweet-shooting Griffin. However, it did not take long for Griffin to find his shooting touch. After draining two free-throws Griffin prompty nailed a three-pointer and suddenly he found the bottom of the basket quite easily. He finished the game with 20 points on 8 for 13 shooting from the floor, he made two three-pointers and two free throws. He once again showed the ability to get into the lane, which has enhanced his overall game, and made his normal cerebral plays. He also defended quite well and at times matched up with junior La Salle recruiting target Dwayne Davis who led the I-3 All-Stars in scoring.

Griffin was not the only player of interest to La Salle fans. A bunch of underclass La Salle targets played. A quick synopsis of the La Salle targets:

Dwayne Davis 6"4 2G Jr. Strawberry Mansion HS.
Davis was terrific scoring in a variety of ways. From the outside, posting his man up, and taking the ball to the cup Davis showed the ability to score from almost anywhere on the floor. Very strong and phyiscally mature body. Average athlete. He would be a terrific get for La Salle.

Veltron Jones 5"11 PG Jr. North Catholic HS.
Showed the ability to shoot from the outside which is not talked about alot when people describe his game. Quick and plays under control. Defense is solid. Did not penetrate the ball often. Solid La Salle prospect.

Malik Wayans 5"10 PG So. Roman Catholic HS
Did not play as much as I had expected and hoped he would play. Played under control. Lets game come to him. Very good passer. Threw down a big-time tomahawk in the lane which was very impressive for his size. Has a chance to become a big-time player.

Cove Nuggets:
La Salle Director of Basketball Operations Harris Adler was in attendance watching the action and was seen talking to Kyle's Mother, Mimi Griffin. Former Explorer recruit and Temple signee Lavoy Allen played alongside Griffin and played pretty well. He has some definite skills but needs to be more aggressive. Team Philly now plays Positive Image I on Thursday night.

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