Mike Rice and his staff at Rutgers have been looking for some help on the wing. Monday morning, they got it.
After a weekend visit, 6-foot-7 Chris Griffin of Wabash Valley Community College has popped for the Scarlet Knights according to his former summer coach, Chris Ayers.
"He picked Rutgers, mainly because of how honest Coach Rice and Cox were with him," Ayers told Rivals.com. "They told him the pros and the cons about the program. He felt comfortable with the players he met and the staff and felt like it was a great fit for him for the next two years.
"He is a skill wing that can score at multiple levels on the floor and has a great feel for the game."
A three-star prospect who played his freshman season at Murray State, Griffin is a big and physical wing with plenty of upside. As a sophomore at Wabash, Griffin was limited by a knee injury that cost him several games and didn't allow him to ever play at 100%.
However, he was still one of the hottest juco products on the market and took a fall visit to Gonzaga and had a visit planned for this coming weekend to Auburn.