About Grant Riller
Grant Riller is a skilled shot maker who ranked among the most productive small conference scorers in the country over his last three years at Charleston. A lightly regarded recruit following his senior year as Ocoee High School, he redshirted his first season in college before emerging as a starter as a second-year freshman averaging 13.1 points and 2.1 rebounds per game. Breaking out as a sophomore to capture the first of three consecutive All-Colonial 1st Team honors, Riller scored nearly 2,500 points in his career.
Averaging 21.9 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 3.9 assists in his final season under Head Coach Earl Grant, the Florida native had several impressive offensive performances against defenses loading up to contain him.
- Standing 6-foot-3 with a developed 190-pound frame, Riller has decent size for a scoring guard and is a solid all-around athlete with a good first step that can play above the rim with a head of steam.
- An instinctual scorer with an advanced midrange game and good shooting touch, Riller carried a heavy offensive burden for the Cougars. Scoring from all three levels off the dribble, taking smaller guards in the post, pushing the ball aggressively in transition, and showing some vision and talent as a passer, he made things happen steadily on the offensive end playing both on and off the ball.
- Taking some charges and chipping in on the glass, Riller showed some instincts defensively, but held his own more consistently some games than others.
- Showing good anticipation drawing charges and getting in the passing lanes in spurts, Riller was more of a contributor defensively some games than others. He allowed 0.91 points per one-on-one possession but held his own for stretches when he kept his feet and stayed solid.
- Hunting rebounds to create opportunities to push the ball, he makes a bigger impact on the glass than most guards.
- Three-time Lou Henson Mid-Major All-American and All-Colonial Athletic Association First Team selection.
- CAA’s No. 3 career scorer with 2,474 points, behind David Robinson of Navy and Charles Jenkins of Hofstra.
- College of Charleston’s record holder in its NCAA Division I era for points in a single game (43).
- Second-leading scorer in school history (2,474 points), behind Andrew Goudelock (2,571).
- Became the 13th player in CAA history to be named to All-CAA First Team three or more times.
- Was second in the CAA and 11th in the nation in scoring (21.9 ppg).
- Ranked fourth in the conference in assists (3.9 apg) and 19th in rebounding (5.1 rpg).
- Finished sixth in the nation with 177 free throws made.
- Recorded a season-high 36 points vs. James Madison, making 6-of-7 three-pointers (Jan. 30).
- Combo guard with an impressive offensive arsenal.
- Talented shot maker and ball handler.
- Explosive athlete with a quick first step.
- Attacks the basket and gets to the free throw line.
- Favorite pro team is the Orlando Magic.
- Two-star recruit out of high school.
"He’s always had the natural ability to score. But his ability to read the game, his playmaking, his ability to pick his spots. He’s gone to another level with his playmaking. People at the next level will be very surprised at his passing ability."
- Former Charleston assistant coach and current Presbyterian head coach Quinton Ferrell