Class of 2018 point guard A.J. Green was the engine that drove one of the best 16 and under teams in the country. The Iowa Barnstormers came within tenths of a second of winning the adidas Summer Championship in Las Vegas, and in the process Green opened up a lot of eyes.
“I think July went great,” said Green. “As a team we played well and at a high level, so it was a good experience.”
He went on to say, “I am just continuing to work on getting stronger and also on getting to the hoop. Also I know I have to continue to get better at creating for others as well as shooting off the dribble.”
Green, whose father is an assistant coach at the University of Northern Iowa, has made it clear he is wide open in his recruiting process, and wants to see all of the options afforded to him.
“I am really open to anything right now,” said Green. “UNI is a good school and I like it a lot, but I am open to anything and I want to see who is interested in me.”
He continued, “My dad supports me 100 percent. He has told me that he supports me either way and he understands that I want to look at all of my options.”
Obviously Green has seen Northern Iowa numerous times, and then also has been to Nebraska and Minnesota. Beyond that Iowa State, Purdue, and Wisconsin have all reached out to Green in some capacity.
About the visit to Minnesota, Green said, “I really like the coaching staff. Coach (Ben) Johnson and I have a good relationship from his time at UNI, and I liked the campus a lot.”
When it comes to Nebraska, he said, “It was a little while ago but they showed me around the campus and their coach told me he liked my game and that they let their guards play.”
At the moment Green is simply looking to see who is interested him, and wants to continue to gain information about as many schools as he can in order to make an informed decision.