4 Star Wing Rayvon Griffith Talks Spring Improvement And Cincinnati Interest

Cincinnati Taft wing Rayvon Griffith has been on the national radar since he showed up as a viral sensation in 7th grade throwing down dunks in front of LeBron James. 

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Now the 4 Star wing is one of the hottest names in the country with a state title in the trophy case and a big start to his final AAU run this spring. Griffith has joined forces with Indiana commit Gabe Cupps and Kentucky pledge Reed Sheppard with the Midwest Basketball Club on the Adidas 3SSB circuit and he’s been the star of the show this weekend in Indianapolis. 

Griffith was known as a high flyer that was at his best playing downhill off the bounce early in his career, but he’s worked hard on expanding his game and is now showing a three level scorer that can impact the game in a variety of ways.

“I’m just out here trying to make my jump shot a little more consistent, work on my dribbling and get to the rim better,” Griffith told Bearcat Journal after a 22 point showing on Saturday afternoon. “Just trying to work on everything.”

Everything also includes an expanded feel for the game with the ball in his hands. With a higher level of talent surrounding him, his passing and ability to be more than just a scorer is evident as well.

“On this team all 8 of us can score, so I don’t need to score every play,” said Griffith. “This is a great group of guys, so I’m going to dish it when I need to and we all get to look good.”

The Queen City native is also packing some hardware in his arsenal after leading Taft to a state championship, and with that behind him he is ready to start focusing on the recruiting process.

“I held off on it during the playoffs so I could focus on winning a state title,” Griffith said. “All the coaches understood how important that was, but I’m dropping my Top 5 tomorrow so stay tuned for that.”

One of the programs that look to be in that Top 5 and a factor to the end is the hometown Cincinnati Bearcats in large part due to the relationship built with head coach Wes Miller.

“Coach Miller told me when he got there I was one of the first guys he called,” said Griffith when talking about the first year head man. “He’s a great guy to be around and I love that dude.”

Staying home and becoming a star is certainly going to be a factor in the process, and if Griffith feels it is the right move he will be comfortable pulling that trigger. 

“It would mean everything,” Griffith said. “I could be a Hometown Hero and stay home with my family and be close to my mom. If that’s the decision I feel is best for me, that’s going to be my decision.”