Rayvon Griffith of Taft High School, the No. 1 junior basketball recruit in Ohio according to 247Sports.com, listed his Top 5 college choices on social media Sunday night.
The Cincinnati Bearcats of Wes Miller are in the running, along with Ohio State. Also making the cut is NCAA champion Kansas, Alabama and Mick Cronin’s UCLA Bruins.
UC initially offered Griffith in Sept. 2020.
The 6-foot-7-inch forward just led the Taft Senators to the Ohio Division III state championship last month in Dayton in what Griffith coined “The Revenge Tour”. The trophy had eluded the Senators his sophomore season when they lost on a buzzer shot in the state semifinals.
Griffith was named Ohio Division III Southwest District Player of the Year this past season and made All-Ohio first team for the second straight season. He averaged 19.6 points per game and 5.9 rebounds for the state champs as a junior. In his sophomore year he averaged 23.5 points and 9.1 rebounds.
Griffith is currently playing on the AAU circuit on a team that also features Mr. Ohio Basketball Gabe Cupps of Centerville, an Indiana commit, and Kentucky commit Reed Sheppard.
Griffith picked up his first college offer in the eighth-grade playing for Oyler. He briefly was with Hughes, before eventually transferring to Taft for his freshman campaign.