One of the best passers in the State of Michigan and ranked as the #25 ranked player by the Detroit Free Press is Griffin Yaklich of Saline High School.  Griffin is a skilled guard with length at 6’5 and plays with a high basketball IQ.  His ability to get his teammates open while also scoring when needed to has made him a hot recruit in Michigan.  

Griffin’s high school coach, Jake Fosdick, talked to us about his work ethic, “He worked very hard this summer to improve his jump shot and it has.  His ability to create shots for others while playing with an above average basketball IQ offensively and defensively is what separates him from other high school basketball players.” 

Saline High School and Yaklich is off to a 4-2 start on the season with wins over Woodhaven and Southgate.  In the matchup against Woodhaven, Griffin filled up the box score with a 10 point, 10 rebound and 7 assist performance.  Being more than a scorer is something he takes pride in as he told us, “One of my goals this season was average enough points to get to the 1,000-point club while also keeping my assists and rebounds up.”  He also added that, “Winning a district title is a goal of mine this season and making a run in the State tournament in March.”    

There have been a number of schools keeping in contact with Griffin regarding his recruiting.  Both NCAA Division 1 & 2 programs have been reaching out this season.  The schools that have been showing him the most interest include:  Washington State (preferred walk-on), Eastern Michigan, Texas State, UTSA, Quincy, Grand Valley State and California University of Pennsylvania. 

Be on the lookout for Griffin as he and the Saline Hornets take on Bedford High at 7pm Tuesday Jan. 14th.