Griffin Hoffman ’09 Part of Syracuse Squad

York Prep congratulates Griffin Hoffman, Class of 2009, on making the Syracuse University men’s basketball team for the 2009-2010 season as a walk-on guard. Hoffman was a four-year starter at York Prep and was one of 40 candidates who competed in a walk-on camp at Syracuse. He won MVP of the camp and secured a spot on the team.

Syracuse University, a Division I school, competes in the Big East Conference.  This year, it was edged out in the regional semi-finals by Butler University (who went on to play Duke for the National Championship). Syracuse Head Coach Jim Boeheim, inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2005, is one of the “winningest” coaches in college basketball history.

Given that Syracuse is such a top basketball power, Griffin’s achievement in making the team is a source of pride for York Prep and attests the value of his coaching and development while at York Prep.

“I’m very proud of Griffin,” said Boys’ Varsity Basketball Coach Doug Hill, who worked with Griffin for three years. “I am glad to see that his hard work and perseverance payed off. It reflects well on the quality of our program and should serve as an example to which some of our more talented players can aspire.”

Read more about Griffin Hoffman’s career at York Prep and present accomplishments as part of the Ssyracuse Orange.

[Related: The New York Post interviews Griffin Hoffman as Syracuse University assumes the #1 college basketball spot in the nation.]