Duke Lands Top-10 2021 Recruit AJ Griffin

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Duke has landed top-10 junior AJ Griffin, who announced his commitment to the Blue Devils on social media on Monday morning.

Griffin, a 6' 6" wing from Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains, N.Y., posted a video to Twitter to reveal he verbally committed to Duke. He officially visited the university in mid-October.

"I picked Duke because when I went on the visit and just before that when they came to visit me on the first day they showed me that I'm their number one priority and I meant a lot to them," Griffin told 247 Sports about his decision. "I felt like we had a connection from the start and I belonged at that place. I think they can help me get to the next level. I feel like they can help my game improve."

Griffin, who is ranked No. 8 in the nation for the class of 2021 by 247Sports, also received offers from Villanova, Kentucky, Illinois, Michigan and others. He is the son of Adrian Griffin, a former NBA player and current assistant coach with the Toronto Raptors. Griffin played on the USA Basketball U-16 team at the 2019 FIBA Americas U-16 Championship over the summer and helped the team win a gold medal. 

Duke currently has the No. 1 recruiting class in the country for 2020, and Griffin is its first commitment for the 2021 class.