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Former Syracuse basketball player Alan Griffin to play for Los Angeles Lakers summer league team

Syracuse, NY – Former Syracuse basketball player Alan Griffin will play for the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Summer League, according to a report.

Griffin, a 6-foot-5 goaltender, entered his name in the NBA Draft despite a year of eligibility remaining. Griffin was not selected in the NBA Draft Thursday night.

But Griffin will have the chance to pursue his NBA dreams with the Lakers this summer. Adam Zagoria of reported on Griffin’s deal with the Lakers.

Griffin averaged 13.3 points and 5.8 rebounds for Syracuse last season. He scored 36.1% of his 3 points. He also led the Orange with 46 blocked shots.

His performances run out of steam at the end of the season. In Syracuse’s last five games; two in the ACC tournament and three in the NCAA tournament, he averaged 4.0 points.

Griffin, originally from Ossining, NY, began his career in Illinois. He played two seasons for the Fighting Illini before being transferred to Syracuse for the 2020-21 season. He has started every game except one for the Orange.

The Lakers open the NBA Summer League game in Las Vegas on Sunday, August 8 with a game against the Phoenix Suns.

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