Green collecting early interest

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. — Nike's EYBL circuit boasted a loaded crop of 17-under squads on the travel circuit this year, and Team Scan ranked among the most talent-laden in the field.

Devonte Green served notice that he belongs at this level. Albeit not consistent for Team Scan, the junior guard played up a class and certainly contributed his share of production to the cause.

On Saturday afternoon, for example, he scored 22 points on 8-13 from the field, including 4-5 on threes, to accompany four rebounds, three assists and a steal with no turnovers.

Green projects as a combo guard for college. He isn't a true facilitator but is a very good handler for the wing, and defensively he should be able to defend at least some point guards.

Meanwhile, he scores well from the perimeter and possesses three-point shooting range. The key now, he realizes, is to even out his performances. His older brother, Danny Green, was a big-time scorer during his prep days and at North Carolina, and now with the San Antonio Spurs. He offers his own advance to his younger sibling.

"I need to stay consistent with my shot," Devonte said. "My brother just says, 'Shooters shoot, so keep shooting,' so that's what I'm working on."

Green also understands that he can enhance his total game as well.

"Coaches see me as a combo who can eventually merge into a point with more development," he said.

From an early recruiting perspective, Green said that he holds interest from Connecticut, Oklahoma, West Virginia, Villanova, Miami, Arizona and Cincinnati, among others. He doesn't intend to rush the process and will compete with Kansas City next week to close out the July period.

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