If you haven’t heard of 2020 guard Mason Grigg, you may want to start paying attention. The South Carolina guard is a prospect that certainly brings high-flying capabilities to the court, along with a strong skill set that should catch the attention of many.
When you first mention Grigg’s name and see him on the court, his crazy bounce and athleticism stand out immediately. It is part of his game that gets fans on their feet and if opponents don’t watch out, they could become part of a poster.
He displayed that multiple times at the Phenom ENC 150. But don’t let that fool you… that isn’t all he can do, as Grigg displayed the ability to knock down open jumpers including from three with a smooth stroke, a great ability to see the floor, and tough handles.
That is exactly how Grigg would describe his own game on the court but he is continuing to work on his game to be the best player he can be.
“I’d say I am a hard-nosed player with a shot from behind the arc, great court vision, playing above the rim, and making the crowd go crazy on a fastbreak,” he said. “(I’m) continually trying to perfect every aspect of my game and leading my team to a championship.”
College coaches are taking notice of his overall play, as Grigg secured his second offer from Erskine recently, now joining Newberry as well.
“I’ve built great relationships with both coaches. We stay in touch constantly and I plan to visit both schools this fall.”
Outside his two offers, The Citadel has also expressed interest while he has also had conversations with Winthrop, Wofford, Catawba, Coker, Maryville, Pfeiffer, and a handful of other Division III schools.
“They all like my game and most have explained the role they would like me to play if I played on their team,” Grigg told Phenom Hoops. “Also, all the coaches I’ve talked to are really good guys, always checking on me and seeing how school and basketball are going.”
Grigg heads into his senior season being one of the go-to leaders with the players Northwestern lost from last season. Finishing the season averaging 14.4 points last year, Grigg will continue to get crowds on their feet with his high-flying, rim-rattling throwdowns. But he also has a chance to showcase that he is more than just his athleticism and a complete guard that colleges will be keeping an eye on throughout.