Cincinnati Basketball: Rayvon Griffith should make an impact throughout freshman season

Cincinnati Bearcats in a preseason practice at Fifth Third Arena.
Cincinnati Bearcats in a preseason practice at Fifth Third Arena. /
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As the regular season opener continues to approach, Cincinnati Bearcats forward Rayvon Griffith should make a major impact as a freshman this season!

Griffith was the 8th highest rated recruit to commit to Cincinnati according to 247 Sports and is hoping to carve out a consistent role in his freshman year.

The Cincinnati native committed to the Bearcats nearly a year ago and received several accolades in high school including All-Ohio First Team honors.

With a chance to secure an NCAA Tournament berth for the first time since 2019, Cincinnati is looking to improve on a 23-13 overall record from a year ago.

Cincinnati Basketball: Rayvon Griffith should make an impact throughout freshman season

Following an upcoming game against Illinois-Chicago in November, the Bearcats will meet Dayton, Georgia Tech and Xavier before Big 12 play starts later on!

Make sure to stay tuned for recruiting updates and schedule announcements as Cincinnati gets ready for the initial Big 12 campaign to get going soon.

The Bearcats are led by veterans Viktor Lakhin, Ody Oguama, John Newman III and Dan Skillings Jr, plus transfer guards CJ Fredrick and Simas Lukosius.

Wes Miller’s team is hoping to find success in the inaugural Big 12 campaign as the season opener is scheduled to get started in less than two weeks.

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Cincinnati junior guard Simas Lukosius racked up a team-high 14 points and sophomore forward Daniel Skillings Jr totaled 12 points in a recent exhibition!

During the press conference at Big 12 media day, Miller broke down multiple key returning players and transfer additions via Bearcats Athletics.

Lukosius averaged 11.6 points and 4.0 rebounds in his sophomore season, highlighted by a career-best 28-point performance in a victory over Villanova.

Skillings showed off elite potential as a freshman with a season-high 20 points in a win over Temple, and will have an increased role this coming year.

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