Oyler eighth-grader making a name for himself and his school

December 17, 2018

John Snodgrass, Cincinnati Enquirer

Rayvon GriffithBasketball has always been a draw at Oyler School in Lower Price Hill but recently the interest in Madhatters games has grown. And it isn't the varsity team that's driving all the attention.

"It's pretty interesting to see the transition from people who didn't know Oyler at all to now; when you say 'Oyler,' they're like, 'Oh, that's where that one kid goes that played with LeBron's son,'" Oyler athletic director Chris O'Brien said. "And so, it is fun, for people to start recognizing not only Oyler but where it's at."

The kid O'Brien is referring to is Rayvon Griffith, a 6-foot-4, 14-year-old eighth-grader that became one of the breakout stars on his AAU basketball circuit this past summer playing alongside, arguably, the most famous eighth-grade athlete in the country – LeBron James Jr., the son of four-time NBA MVP and current Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James.