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Posted On: 06/28/18 12:22 PM
There’s a big summer ahead for 6-foot-4 small forward Brandon Green, and he’s confident in his ability to show college coaches that he’s a standout — on and off the court.
With some good size and an ever-developing skill-set, Green is a guy that has a lot to offer at the next level.
“I’m primarily a slasher, offensively, and can get to the cup and finish in various ways. Over this past summer, I’ve been trying to expand my game and become more versatile, and I’ve been trying to add a jump-shot, and that’s been coming along nicely,” said Green.
“On the defensive end, I believe I’m a lockdown defender, and I can bring that energy and those hustle plays to my team.”
Green’s junior season at Buford went well. It was his first season playing with the Wolves after transferring in, and he brought some grit and energy to the team.
“Last season, I came in slowly and found my groove, and I was a guy who hustled, defended well and brought energy,” said Green. “My role was to make plays around the rim when I got the ball, and be able to lock people up.”
Four starters graduated this season from the Wolves, leaving a big void that will need to be filled. Next year, Green will still have a prominent defensive role, but will need to score more, too.
“I think I’ll have more of a scoring role, and will have to do it from the free-throw line, from outside and creating my own bucket,” said Green.
Ahead of his senior season, he’ll play with adidas Silver Gauntlet squad Game Elite 17U.
“The spring went really well, we started off slow, but we got into a rhythm and were more productive at the end,” said Green.
“I think that July should be spectacular, and we’ll be able to open a lot of people’s eyes, and show coaches what we can do as players.”
Lots of coach’s eyes have already been focused on Green, he’s got a lengthy list of suitors so far. But it’ all interest right now, no offers.
A lot of schools are interested; Campbell, Winthrop, Mercer,UNC-Greensboro, UNC-Asheville, Presbyterian, Georgia Southern, Kennesaw State, Eastern Tennessee State, Middle Tennessee State and USC-Upstate.
It’s been calls, texts, elite camps and unofficial visits.
“Recruitment-wise, I’m just really looking forward to playing my hardest and being able to win some games that we have coming up,” said Green. But also, show these coaches what my abilities are: not only on the court but off the court, as a student, a person and basketball player.”