Bulldogs’ Griffith inks with GSC

Tygarts Valley’s Brett Griffith signed a letter of intent Monday to play basketball at Glenville State College next season.

“It’s always been a kid’s dream to play at the next level,” Griffith said. “I’m looking forward to four more years of playing basketball at the college level.”

“Brett is a gym rat,” Tygarts Valley coach Tom Wamsley said. “I think he has what it takes and the work ethic to play at the next level.”

Griffith, a two-year varsity player at Tygarts Valley, averaged 16 points per game last season.

He was also named to the Potomac Valley Conference team and was an honorable mention All-State selection this past season.

Griffith, who scored close to 800 points during the past two seasons, was also named the most valuable player in Tygarts Valley’s Big Atlantic tournament game with Greenbrier West.

“He really helped us this season,” Wamsley said. “He was a big physical part of our team this past year.

“He has proved that he has what it takes to play at the next level. He just needs to go out and do it.”

Griffith plans to major in criminal justice and minor in sports management while at Glenville State College.

“I just really liked the campus when I went on my visit,” Griffith said. “I’m looking forward to getting there and getting things started.

“I had other offers, but I really liked Glenville State,” Griffith said. “I like the coaching staff.”

Brett is the son of Phyllis and Leonard Griffith of Valley Bend.