As part of one of the strongest recruiting classes in the country at Alabama, Team Trae Young alum Rylan Griffen has quickly carved out a role with the Crimson Tide.
Through four games, Rylan is averaging better than 10 points, four rebounds and a steal per game as Bama has cruised to a 4-0 start.
Rylan was strong in his first college game, coming off the bench to score 14 points and grab two steals in a win over Longwood.
— Alabama Men’s Basketball (@AlabamaMBB) November 8, 2022
Rylan Griffen immediately impacted Alabama’s production on both ends of the floor. Scored well OTD, consistently got to the rim and produced multiple steal attempts. Quickly carving out a major role for himself with the Tide after putting up 14 points. 2nd most minutes played! pic.twitter.com/O7WmjTC90h
— Ian Mumm (@FiveOnFiveHoops) November 8, 2022
He was even better in his second game, pouring in 16 points on 5-of-9 from the field and grabbing two more steals in a victory over Liberty.
— Alabama Men’s Basketball (@AlabamaMBB) November 12, 2022
With Dom Welch out to start the season, Rylan Griffen has stepped right in for Alabama. 25min & 15pts per game through 2.
Playing hard, impacting the game at both ends, & embracing Alabama’s 3-or-rim offensive philosophy.
— Adam Finkelstein (@AdamFinkelstein) November 13, 2022
Most recently, Rylan is coming off back-to-back six-rebound performances in a pair of wins, and he added nine points on Friday in a victory over Jacksonville State.
Alabama will be back in action over the Thanksgiving holiday as Rylan and Co. get their first looks at ranked competition in the Phil Knight Invitational in Portland.