Ken Griffey Jr. Daughter Will Play for University of Arizona

By Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
May 17, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Ken Griffey Jr. daughter: Taryn Griffey, a basketball prospect, has committed to play at the University of Arizona.

The 5-foot-6 guard is considered a top 50 prospect.

She said she chose the school because her older brother, Trey, is a redshirt freshman in Arizona’s football program.

My family was pretty shocked. I hadn’t said anything because I didn’t really know what I was thinking,” Griffey said, according to Bright House Sports Network, an Orlando-based broadcaster. “My brother is here and my dad and him were high fiving.”

Griffey sat out her junior year after winning Class 8A Player of the Year as a sophomore while leading Dr. Phillips High School (in Orlando) to s second straight state title. 

She also said she’ll be able to create her own identity at Arizona.

“One thing I really wanted to do ever since I was younger was make a name for myself and for a program, like how Skylar Diggins made her name at Notre Dame and Brittany Griner made her name at Baylor,” Griffey said.

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.