Jackson senior Miles Griffin has made a commitment to play basketball at the University of Mount Union.
It will be a homecoming of sorts for Griffin, as he joins older brother Stevie Griffin on the Purple Raiders basketball team that is coached by Mike Fuline, who completed his second season at Mount Union coach after coaching at Jackson and guiding the 2009-2010 Polar Bears team to the Division I state boys basketball title.
Miles Griffin helped Jackson win Federal League boys basketball titles when he was a sophomore and junior, but a knee injury ended his senior season after five games. He had surgery in February and Jackson coach Tim Debevec is confident he will be healthy to play as a college freshman.
Miles Griffin averaged 14.6 points, 8.7 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game as a junior. The rebound and assists averages led the team.
Stevie Griffin started as a sophomore this past season for Mount Union and averaged 12.1 points. The Purple Raiders reached the Ohio Athletic Conference tournament title game for the first time since 2004. Freshman Jarrett Ruffin, of Nordonia, also played a key role on the team and earned the OAC Freshman of the Year honor.