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.

Team 212 atlanta hawks Atlanta Hawks
Position Small Forward
Height / weight 1.98 m / 100 kg
Born 25 Aug 2003
Nationality United States United States
Playing Style Right Handed
Team History
212 atlanta hawks Atlanta Hawks 2022 - present
Duke Blue Devils Duke Blue Devils 2021 - 2022

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.

Professional Career

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.

Career Highlights

  • 2022 - ACC All-Rookie Team
  • 2021 - McDonald’s All-American
  • 2021 - Jordan Brand Classic

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