AJ Griffin is a professional basketball player from the United States of America. He currently plays in the National Basketball Association for the Atlanta Hawks.
Player Profile and Personal Life
Adrian Darnell “AJ” Griffin Jr. was born on August 25, 2003, in Dallas, Texas in the United States of America. He is the son of former professional basketball player Adrian Griffin.
Griffin stands 198 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 100 kg. He is right-handed and he plays small forward and shooting guard.
High School and College Career
Griffin attended the Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains, New York. In 2021, he played in the Jordan Brand Classic. That year, he was also named a McDonald’s All-American.
Griffin committed to play collegiate basketball for Duke University and was there from 2021 to 2022. In 2022, he was named to the ACC All-Rookie Team.
In 2022, he decided to forgo the rest of his college eligibility and declare for the 2022 NBA Draft where he was selected in the first 1st round as the 16th overall pick by the Atlanta Hawks.
He signed his rookie contract with the Hawks in July 2023.
In addition to his professional career, he also plays for the United States in international events including the 2019 FIBA Under-16 Americas Championship.
- 2022 - ACC All-Rookie Team
- 2021 - McDonald’s All-American
- 2021 - Jordan Brand Classic
AJ Griffin FAQ
Who is AJ Griffin?
AJ Griffin is a professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association.
When was AJ Griffin drafted into the NBA?
2022. He was selected 16th overall in the first round of the 2022 NBA Draft.
Where did AJ Griffin go to college?
Duke University. He attended Duke from 2021 to 2022.