I comfortable with what I've accomplished here so far. Grant Riller: I got the whole college experience. [3] Riller was deemed a two-star recruit by 247Sports and was not rated by ESPN or Rivals. Troy Herring is the sports editor at the West Orange Times and Windermere Observer. He was a two-star recruit by 247 Sports coming out of high school but was not ranked by Rivals and ESPN. The Observer Media Group Inc. respects your privacy and values the relationship we have with you. With him gone does Riller who averaged 22 points per game last season, feel the need to further step up his game. Jeffrey Pizano-McInnis #32. "I want to give Joe some space. He's just a player's coach. Obviously it's an honor with so many great players in the league. That's my favorite team moment, coming back from way down. I'll miss the fans and just the excitement of playing for the College of Charleston. As a man and as a basketball player. The cookies we use help us understand what information and advertising are most useful and valuable. ", His athleticism and unselfishness earned him CAA Player of Year prior to start of the 2019-20 season. I don't care so much about the individual success.

He makes you feel comfortable out there. "Away I have to go last year playing in the Disney tournament, back at home in Orlando. The Cougars coming off a healthy 24-9 record lost one of their key players, big man Jarrell Brantley who now plays with the Utah Jazz organization. We talked about my future, and at the time I couldn't really see the vision, but after living through it, it's everything he said it would be. "He's had a big impact on my life. 11 jersey to the applause of those in the packed gym before the Knights’ game against Olympia Wednesday, Dec. 4. | Video Platform powered by CBS Sports Digital, The Official Website of College of Charleston Athletics, Men's Basketball Season Ticket Information, Live Radio | Charleston Sports Network presented by Learfield IMG College, 2019-20 Uptown Social Charleston Coaches Radio Show Schedule, 2020-21 College of Charleston Athletics Student-Athlete Handbook, Athletics Communications and Creative Content, Charleston Sports Properties - Sponsorship Opportunities, Harris Teeter Student-Athletes of the Week, White Horses Boarding and Training Facility, Welcome To The College of Charleston Athletic Fund, Video Platform powered by CBS Sports Digital. Coach Grant helped shape Riller in more ways than he could have imagined. ", Coach Grant helped shape Riller in more ways than he could have imagined. He was called up to the varsity team in ninth grade after initially playing at the junior varsity level. Northeastern University's Shawn Occeus tries to block College of Charleston's Grant Riller during the CAA Tournament title game, Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at the North Charleston Coliseum. To play three games there was even more special, just because it gave everyone more opportunity to see me. But by my last visit I knew this is where I wanted my home to be for the next four years, which actually turned out to be five years (due to his ACL injury). Jaylen Richard #0. He was named 2018 CAA Tournament Most Outstanding player and joined teammate Joe Chealey on the All-CAA First Team. Even my first couple of years in college I wasn't certain. He's taught me things no one else has. But for me it's how the team plays and how we've grown as a team and continue to make strides. Schools like Florida International, and UCF wanted me to go to prep school." ", But basketball does invade the conversation. My first two visits here were good. Without her I'm not sure I would have made it five years at the college."

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The success continued though his sophomore and junior years, as Riller was named All-CAA First Team two years in a  row. He came to my house when I was 18 years old. "Everybody likes a little bit of pre-season recognition. Riller was deemed a two-star recruit by 247Sports and was not rated by ESPN or Rivals.

"It will be very emotional for me. He would have received over $60,000 in grant money for his athletic abilities on the court. My role for the past three years has been in that shooting guard position. Zach Rabinowitz #31. Men's Basketball It’s a big part of why Riller was not only selected as the first basketball number to be retired, but also as to why he will be a member of next year’s inaugural Ocoee hall of fame class. ", He humbly adds, "I'm just happy I picked a place like Charleston to play college basketball. [11] As a senior, Riller averaged 21.9 points, 3.9 assists, and 5.1 rebounds per game. Grant, the head basketball coach at College of Charleston, pulled out an autographed Utah Jazz No. It was a tough blow, but always the optimist, Riller took the time to dive deep into the X’s and O’s of the game. During that year, which Riller said was the highlight of his high school career, the senior averaged a whopping 29.1 points per game and set a school single-game record when he scored 53 points against Leesburg in the championship game of the Ocoee Great 8 Boys Basketball Tournament.

I look up to him. Surrounded by family, friends and the current Ocoee basketball team, Riller ripped the paper from the wall — revealing his old No. Regarding any legacy, Riller wants that to be, "I'm a team first guy. The Cougars won that contest over the Tribe 82-77.

I will always be in his debt for shaping me into the player I am, but more importantly the man I've become. [4], Riller suffered a knee injury prior to his freshman season and was forced to redshirt. 11 jersey to the applause of those in the packed gym before the Knights’ game against Olympia Wednesday, Dec. 4. He makes you feel comfortable out there.

Height: 6-3 (191cm)     Weight: 190 (86kg), Current NBA Status: Draft Eligible in 2020, High School: Ocoee High School [Ocoee, Florida].

He was a two-star recruit by 247 Sports coming out of high school but was not ranked by Rivals and ESPN. I had a long time to get used to it. "I don't know. Playerswiki If NBA players are to make further use of their power, they must no longer see the league as a partner in transformation, but as a tool to be manipulated. [1] As a senior on December 28, 2014, Riller scored a school-record 53 points in a win over Leesburg High School in the finals of the Ocoee Great 8 tournament. Sixty players will be drafted on November 18. He and Jarrell talk frequently. Players will transfer for numerous reasons — from coaching changes to just being generally unhappy — but that was never the case for Riller. I never knew how true it would be coming out of high school. "It's kind of hard to pinpoint, because some many people have done so many things for me here. I wasn't the best student coming out of high school, but she turned me into a hard working student. But the coaches know that I've always been a complete basketball player. ", Could magic happen a third year in a row. I envision coming back here a lot in the future. "I'm still going to be that guy. When he arrived as a freshman in 2011, he found himself on the JV team. In his junior season alone, Riller averaged a team-leading 21.9 points per game — ranking him No.

He's just a player's coach. "I would say the Championship game in North Charleston. I'm scared for that moment but excited as well. [7] He was again named first-team All-CAA. 5 jersey from Jarrell Brantley, who was a second-round selection in the NBA draft in June.