Status: UK signee
Point guard | 6-1 | 172
Syracuse entered the fall recruiting period as favorite for Green, who took an official visit to UK for Big Blue Madness and ultimately signed with the Wildcats instead of the Orange.
Green is arguably the best floor leader in the 2017 recruiting class, and he led the highly competitive Nike circuit in assists and steals this past summer. He also played on the same summer team as Mohamed Bamba, who is the No. 2 overall player in the Scout.com rankings and one of UK’s top remaining targets.
Green is the most likely candidate to be UK’s starting point guard during the 2017-18 season (assuming Isaiah Briscoe and De’Aaron Fox both leave for the NBA Draft) and should be perfectly suited for that role. Other recruits in the 2017 class — such as PJ Washington and Hamidou Diallo — talked about their desire to team up with Green at various points in the recruiting process, and he has a reputation as an unselfish, team-first point guard.
Green averaged 14.9 points, 9.8 assists and 3.2 steals per game for PSA Cardinals on the Nike circuit, leading the league in both assists and steals.
Green is not currently projected as a one-and-done player, according to the DraftExpress.com mock draft for 2018.
“He’s a really talented passer. But he’s also a capable scorer. I like how competitive he is, too. This is a kid who can really distribute the ball and run a team. And he’s a guy that you have to guard at the three-point line, or he’ll burn you.”
— Evan Daniels, Scout.com recruiting analyst