April 26, 2006

Griffin a tough kid

Blake Griffin is tough, he's hard-nosed and he might just earn the nickname "Rocky" after what happened this past weekend at the Kingwood Classic in Houston.

"Actually, one guy did start calling me that," Griffin said.

Griffin, a 6-foot-8, 230-pound prospect from Edmond (Okla.) Oklahoma Christian, was playing with his Athletes First AAU team on Saturday when he was on the receiving end of a head-butt that put a nice gash over his eye.

UConn is starting to show a great deal of interest and associate head coach Tom Moore was in Oklahoma on Monday. Illinois, Kansas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Baylor have all offered and many of the top programs in the country are also recruiting the power forward who is rated the 55th best player overall in the 2007 class.

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