Heading into the spring evaluation period, Philadelphia (Pa.) St. John Neumann point guard Quade Green was a known commodity and ranked as the No. 50 overall recruit.
But his play stellar play on the Nike EYBL circuit with the PSA Cardinals has escalated his profile to potentially one of the best point guards in the 2017 class.
“Quade has proven himself to be a big time scorer over the years but has decided that winning is his plan A,” PSA Cardinals coach Terrance Williams told Scout.
“With that, he's transformed himself onto a more well rounded offensive player by consistently making the right play," Williams continued. "To being leading the country in assists and getting double digits points is great but his ability to make others better on and off the court is what allows us to label him special.”
Through seven games on the Nike EYBL circuit, Green is leading the league in assists at 11 a game. To go with his 77 assists, Green has turned the ball over just 21 times, is averaging 12.9 points a game and is shooting 40.7-percent from three.
“I think I’ve played well for my first time being on the that circuit,” Green said.
“I always have something to prove,” he added. “I’m trying to get the No. 1 point guard spot.”
Green has always had a knack for scoring, but with weapons like Mohamed Bamba and Brandon Randolph around him he’s shown his value as a set up guy and distributor.
“I lead the EYBL in assists,” he said. “They make my job easy. That’s why I’m leading the league in assists because of them.”
With his strong play, college interest has picked up for Green. Arizona, Louisville, Kansas, Michigan, Baylor and Texas A&M are among the schools that have offered him after the April Evaluation period.
“It’s going great,” he said of recruiting. “I’ve picked up some new offers. It’s going great.”
To go with the offers since the spring, Green also holds offers from Michigan State, Maryland, Temple, Syracuse, Villanova, Missouri, Arizona State, UCLA, South Carolina, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Penn State, Miami, USC, Wake Forest, Xavier, Wichita State, Georgia Tech, Georgetown, Seton Hall, DePaul, St. John’s and Providence.
Although Green hasn’t taken many visits, he did stop by Syracuse the weekend April 30th.
“It was great,” he said. “I liked it.
What stuck out the most about the trip?
“All the players love those coaches and they all stick together,” he added.
Green said he would like to take visits to Arizona and Michigan State. With that said, he’s not in a hurry to make his college choice or move along in the process.
“I’m not really worried about a school right now,” he said. “I’ll worry about that after July.”