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Illinois transfer Alan Griffin commits to Syracuse basketball

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Syracuse has secured a commitment from Illinois transfer Alan Griffin.

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Illinois transfer Alan Griffin, a 6-foot-5 guard/forward, has committed to Syracuse, per Mike Waters. Griffin has two years of eligibility remaining. He chose Syracuse after receiving interest from Arizona, Dayton, Duke, Iowa State, Miami and Texas.

Griffin will have to sit out during the 2020-21 season, barring a waiver granted by the NCAA. The NCAA is also considering a rule change that would allow athletes a one-time transfer with immediate eligibility. 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. His younger brother, AJ, has committed to Duke as a top ten recruit in the class of 2021.

Griffin averaged 8.9 points and 4.5 rebounds per game at Illinois last season while shooting 41.6% from beyond the arc.

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