Greene talks visit and timetable

Five-star guard Brannen Greene talks about his recruitment and his trip to Kansas.

One of the many five-star visitors over the weekend was Brannen Greene. The No. 22 ranked player in the 2013 class took an unofficial visit to Kansas for their opening practice festivities. Greene came away impressed with what he saw from the school, and has a timetable in mind for his decision.

"It was crazy," said Greene of his trip to Kansas. "The fans were nuts, and it was something that I really enjoyed. It had me wanting to go out and play right then. It was a great trip."

Greene spent the entire weekend out in Lawrence, and one of the better parts of his trip was getting to talk to Jayhawk Head Coach Bill Self.

"I got to talk to Coach Self quite a bit," said Greene. "I talked to him before and after midnight madness, and on Saturday I talked to him before practice. We chatted a lot, and he was just stressing that Kansas is as big of a basketball program as you are going to find."

Greene continued, "He told me if I were to decide on Kansas I wouldn't be helping to build, I would be helping to maintain because everything is already built there. He also talked about how bad he wanted me, and how much I could help the program."

Recently Greene narrowed his list down to Connecticut, Florida, Florida State, Harvard, Kansas, Louisville, Memphis, Ohio State, and Providence.

Greene says narrowing down his list wasn't easy, but both he and his father compared notes to come up with the final group of schools.

"It was pretty hard to narrow it down," explained Greene. "I have been talking about it with my dad ever since July ended. My dad was accumulating his list and I was doing the same. We had two separate lists, and when we came together on which schools we both liked, our lists were pretty much even."

Greene continued, "It was pretty much we felt the same way about the same schools. The reason why those nine schools made the cut is because of my relationship with the coaches and what they can do for me as a player to help me get better."

With his practices set to start soon for the season, Greene says that no more unofficial visits are planned. Instead he is focused on improving as a player and continuing to work towards making his college decision.

In fact Greene says a decision isn't too far in the future.

"Right now with those nine schools it is pretty level," said Greene. "To be honest it is confusing and crazy right now. I am looking to decide around December or January to make my commitment. I think by then I will have a clearer mind then on where I want to go and things like that."


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