Like his older brother Danny, Devonte Green has potential high-major talent. But apart from the obvious family connection, the two players are completely different.
Green is touring this year with Team Scan, one of the EYBL's hardest-working and most aggressive teams. A rising junior, he's playing alongside proven 2015 performers such as Cheick Diallo and Thomas Bryant, in addition to touted rising junior Tyus Battle.
The first question he'll need to answer — and after watching him last weekend, I fall into the undecided camp — is whether he's a point guard or a wing-oriented combo. College coaches ultimately will have to make that determination on their own, and Green's trajectory remains unclear.
He possesses 6-2 size that's very good for point guard and suitable for the college wing, and he likely will be able to defend either spot as well. He's a fairly good handler and passer, too, but he doesn't yet display a firm command of running offense. "Feel" is a word that gets overused in scouting, but there's some merit to the term and definitely with respect to ostensible point guards.
Green is at his best on the move, using a quick first step to get by his defender and either score at short-range (he's more of a quickster than a leaper) or find an open teammate. He's a slick passer on the move, evidence that he may be able to shift to point guard full time down the road.
He definitely needs to improve his jump shot. Green isn't a poor shooter, he's simply a very inconsistent one. He knocks down some open looks but this spring is hitting only 31 percent from the three-point stripe, and 30 percent from the field overall. He does, however, bury 83 percent from the foul line — an indicator that perhaps his primary issues relate to shot selection more so than actual touch.
It's too early to declare a level for Green until he slots into a specific position or role and evens out his production, but based on skill and athleticism he projects as someone to track closely over the next 18 months.