Richardson High School in Texas is home to one of the best backcourts in all the nation.  Most of the attention is focused on Cason Wallace, but his backcourt mate Rylan Griffen is a major impact player who ready to cement his name as an elite level national prospect.  The 6’5 180-pound guard is the complete package and many people who follow know that he is the heart and soul of the program’s dominance.  If you are not familiar with his name, his dominate play will change that soon.  

One word can sum up his play on the court and that word is smooth.  He is always in control of the game and never gets rattled with the ball in his hand.  He is an elite level ball handler and can break full court presses by himself.  He sees plays before they happen and finds teammates for easy baskets in the half court as well as in transition.  He has a lightning quick first step and uses it to blow by bigger defenders.  He finishes at the rim with contact and is not afraid to put someone on a poster if he is challenged.  His three-point shot is steadily improving and is becoming more and more a legit three level scorer.  He shoots free throws well and has a nice touch from the mid-range.  

Defensively he has quick feet and a high IQ.  He is the vocal leader on the defensive end of the floor for his team and takes the challenge of guarding the best player on the opposing roster.  He has long arms and anticipates well in the passing lanes.  He rebounds very well for his sizes and his leaping ability allows him to secure rebounds and immediately start transition plays.  He plays with a tremendous amount of heart and passion and because of this schools have begun to make him a top target for their recruitment efforts. 

His play has landed him offers the likes of Arizona, Arkansas, Baylor, Auburn, and Creighton.  He also has heard from and received offers from DePaul, Kansas, Kansas St., Oklahoma, Oklahoma St, Ole Miss, and SMU.  The latest schools to get involved and extend scholarship offers are TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, TSU, and Texas Tech.  Recently Duke has made it a point to get involved in play close attention to his progress moving forward and it is only a matter of time before the extend a scholarship as well.  This impressive list should only grow over the next 12 months as he continues to improve his game in all areas.