The University of Connecticut (UConn) Women’s Basketball team landed their first Class of 2019 recruit today when No. 33 prospect Aubrey Griffin committed to play in Storrs.
Griffin, a 6-1 wing, hails from Ossining, New York. She is the third recruit from Ossining to commit to the Huskies. Three-time national champion Saniya Chong came from Ossining as did Andra Espinoza-Hunter who transferred to Mississippi State after a year at UConn.
Griffin is also the daughter of former NBA player Adrian Griffin.
When asked about his daughter in June, Adrian gave her much praise.
“Pound for pound she’s the best athlete in the family,” Adrian said.
As a junior in high school Griffin averaged 28.9 points, 8.7 rebounds, 3.2 steals and 2.9 assists per game. She was sidelined her sophomore year due to an ACL injury.
In May, Griffin made the trip to Colorado to attend the USA-U17 team open trials. Griffin was not invited to the trials but was one of the last 18 girls left before being cut from the team.
“When she didn’t get invited to Colorado, she still wanted to go,” Griffin’s mother Audrey told ESPNW in June. “That takes a lot of courage, but she said, ‘No, I want to prove that you guys got this wrong.’ … She’s a tough cookie.”
After a lot of thought I have decided to continue my basketball career at the University of Connecticut @Uconnwbb next year I would like thank all of the colleges that have recruited me especially @UofLWBB I wish you nothing but the best!! Go huskies!🐺🏀
— Aubrey Griffin (@aubrey_g44) September 27, 2018
Mariana Dominguez is a staff writer for The Daily Campus. She can be reached via email at email@example.com.