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Illinois transfer Alan Griffin includes Syracuse in final six

Griffin will have two years of eligibility remaining.

NCAA Basketball: Illinois at Northwestern David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Illinois transfer Alan Griffin has included Syracuse among his final six schools along with Arizona, Dayton, Iowa, Miami and Texas, according to Jon Rothstein. A 6’5” guard/forward, Griffin will have two years of eligibility remaining.

Originally from Ossining, N.Y., Griffin initially included Duke among his potential suitors, but did not include the Blue Devils among his final six. Griffin’s younger brother, AJ Griffin, will be freshman at Duke in 2021.

Barring a waiver granted by the NCAA or a change in legislature, Griffin will have to sit out the 2020-21 season. The NCAA is considering a rule change that would allow athletes a one-time transfer with immediate eligibility. A vote was scheduled for April but it’s unclear at this time if the vote will be delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. In February, the ACC released a statement announcing its support of the one-time transfer rule.

Griffin is the son of Toronto Raptors assistant head coach and former NBA player Adrian Griffin. He averaged 8.9 points and 4.5 rebounds per game at Illinois last season while shooting 41.6% from beyond the arc.