Greene impressed with Sun Devils

While playing in a local tournament with his IMG Academy school, 2011 combo guard Phil Greene unofficially visited the Sun Devils over the weekend. Greene enjoyed his up and close exposure with the Sun Devils and talked to Devils Digest about his experience.

"I had a good visit at Arizona State," Greene said. "I wasn't able to see them play because of my tournament, but I went with my team to check them out Friday and Sunday. They showed us around the campus, we got to see all the facilities and learned a lot about the program. They play in the Pac-10 which is one the best conferences out there. They had some good guards come out of that program like James Harden.

"I really liked the basketball facility (Weatherup Center) because you can go there 24 hours a day and work on your game. I liked the coaches and the program. They showed that they can help me both as a player and as a student. It was a fun visit."

The guard was offered by ASU prior to the summer. He has been recruited by ASU's associate head coach Dedrique Taylor and the Sun Devils for several months, and the coaching staff saw him play at various AAU tournaments last summer. Greene was advised by IMG Academy not to sign in November, and has kept in contact with the maroon and gold for the last several months.

"They are one of the top schools on my list right now," Greene admitted. "I heard a lot of good things on my visit. I plan to officially visit them in March after my season is over.

The 6-2 175 Greene considers himself a good shooter that can also play defense, and someone who would like to get stronger and quicker so he can excel at the next level.

"The Arizona State coaches like how I can play both guard positions," Greene said.

Greene indicated that he plans to officially visit St. John's on Tuesday (January 11th). Marquette, Oklahoma State, and Baylor are some other schools that the guard could see himself visiting before the April signing period.

"I'm going to look for a school with a good style of play," Green said, "and a coaching situation that is stable. I don't care if I play away from home as long as it's the right fit for me."


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