UConn women’s basketball added their first 2019 recruit as Aubrey Griffin announced her commitment to the Huskies on Twitter. Griffin, a 6-foot-1 wing, is rated as the No. 33 player in the class of 2019, according to ESPN.
Griffin plays at Ossining High School, the same school former UConn players Saniya Chong and Andra Espinoza-Hunter attended.
The final decision for Griffin came down between the Huskies and Louisville. She saw the two teams first-hand when she visited Storrs on Feb. 12 to watch the two teams battle on the court at Gampel Pavilion. UConn won 69-58.
While Louisville began recruiting her first, the Huskies were always Griffin’s top choice.
“She has her heart set on UConn and I don’t doubt her,” her father told ESPNW this past June.
Griffin comes from an athletic family. Her father is Adrian Griffin, a former NBA player and a current assistant coach with the Toronto Raptors. Her brother, Alan, plays at Illinois. But her father says Aubrey is the best of the bunch.
“Pound for pound, she’s the best athlete in the family,” Adrian said.
Griffin tore her ACL in Oct. 2016 and missed her entire junior season. However, she appears to have fully recovered.
First time dunking a volleyball since her ACL surgery @aubrey_g44 #RollPride pic.twitter.com/uiVqjZIYxh— Dan Ricci (@CoachRicOHS) September 25, 2018
With Griffin committed, UConn still has five open scholarships for their 2019 class. The Huskies’ top targets are Jordan Horston (No. 2 in ESPN’s rankings) and Aliyah Boston (No. 3).