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Alan Griffin Picks Syracuse

As the prized Illini transfer heads closer to home

NCAA Basketball: Illinois at Northwestern
 Feb 27, 2020; Evanston, Illinois, USA;Illinois Fighting Illini guard Alan Griffin (0) gestures after making a three point basket against the Northwestern Wildcats during the second half at Welsh-Ryan Arena. 
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Alan Griffin, older brother of AJ Griffin, has decided on his new school: he’ll be at Syracuse. That’s going to be good for his mom, who can get to his home games in about four hours. His dad Adrian, who is an assistant with the Toronto Raptors, may get there less often, but he’s about equidistant if he’s coming from Toronto.

It also sets up at least one year of sibling rivalry games as Alan and Syracuse will play against Duke and younger brother AJ when he arrives next year.

The ACC has a long history of brothers at different schools but we can’t remember a pair this high profile who were at ACC schools at the same time.