Green fields increasing interest

Long Island Lutheran seemingly always features a talented, competitive team, and this season is no different. One of the club’s difference makers is junior Devonte Green, a likely high-major prospect who has continued to take steps.

When Devonte Green initially made his way onto the travel circuit, he enjoyed immediate credibility on the basis of being the kid brother of San Antonio Spurs wing Danny Green.

Over the past couple years he gradually has built his own identity, touring with Team Scan last spring and summer on the EYBL circuit and proving himself a legitimate talent. Last weekend, Green scored 25 points for Lutheran as they downed Albany Academy, and overall this year he has enjoyed multiple strong performances.

Green’s primary asset is his ability to handle the ball. He also has good size as a PG/SG combo, standing 6-3, and he carries a solid frame that will enable him to add significant strength down the road.

He’s a capable, if streaky, jump shooter, but he shows positive signs and is highly effective putting the ball on the floor and scoring while on the move.

”I’m almost where you want to be,” Green said. “I’m scoring a good amount of points and almost double digit rebounds.”

From an improvement perspective, he’s taking aim at across the board gains.

”There’s no one thing I’m working on,” Green said, “although I’m trying to be more consistent on defense.”

His recruitment hasn’t blown up but is cruising smoothly within high-major territory.

”Some schools like Texas A&M and Rutgers are there now,” he said, “and Iona has been on me hard lately. Cincinnati, Seton Hall … they’re kind of recent, too.”

Green will continue to lead Lutheran through the winter and then make his way out onto the 2015 travel circuit, though as yet he isn’t sure which team he’ll pick for those critical April-July months.

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