Greer has solid junior year

Three-star wing Tyquone Greer has a handful of offers.

One of the most athletic wings in the country is Chicago (Ill) Orr standout Tyquone Greer. The 6-foot-6 small forward can really get to the rim and has the ability to finish over defenders, or he can make open shots. His recruitment has stayed fairly busy, and it continues to expand during an impressive season.

Orr has had a big year, and Greer is the biggest reason why. With his size and athleticism he can be a tough matchup, and so far he feels he has played well during the year.

"I've been playing pretty well," said Greer. "I am averaging 17 points and 9 rebounds per game, and I think I have been doing what I am supposed to do to help my team win. I have been asked to lead, and I think I have been doing that."

Recruiting wise a handful of schools have targeted Greer and made him a priority going forward.

"I have been hearing the most from Bradley, Illinois State, Illinois, DePaul, Providence, and Arkansas," said Greer. "Those are the schools I have been talking to a lot."

The Illini and John Groce have stayed in contact with Greer during the year, and he says it could be a good option for him going forward.

"I like their program a lot," said Greer of Illinois. "I know they have a new coaching staff and everyone is getting to know each other. I think it would be a good school to go to because it is close to home and my family could come see me play. Also I did my own research on Illinois and I know it is a good school with a lot of alumni. I like the program a lot."

When it comes to the Arkansas Razorbacks, they saw Greer during the high school season and have remained in close contact ever since.

"I talk to them often," Greer said of Arkansas. "They saw me when we played in Arkansas during the season. Their coaches saw the game and I guess they liked me. Their coaches have told me how good the program is, and I have seen them play before, but I never thought I would look at them, but it is a good school and a good program. We have been keeping in touch and they said they would be watching me this spring and summer."

For now Greer has no timetable for a decision, and instead is simply focused on getting better.

"I want to be an all-around player so I will work on everything, but I know I definitely want to make everyone around me better," said Greer.


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