As the son of a coach, A.J. Green has always been around high level basketball. Now the four-star prospect is proving he will be playing at a high level in college. Green, who has grown physically and improved his game, shined at the Swish N Dish, and showed why more and more schools are paying attention to him.
"Growing a few inches has helped a lot," said Green. "It helps me get my shot off easier and also it helps me defensively. I think I have improved as a leader and getting guys the ball, so things are going well."
On the recruiting trail schools continue to monitor Green. Though his father, Kyle, is an assistant at Northern Iowa, Green has remained consistent in his desire to explore all options for his future.
Clearly Green is around the Northern Iowa program all the time, and that comfort level and relationships that he has built continue to make the Panthers a major threat in this recruitment.
"I love UNI," said Green. "I grew up watching them and going to the games. I have a great relationship with all of the coaches, and I just really love the program, but I also want to keep my options open a little bit."
Another school that Green is familiar with is Minnesota. Green has family in Minnesota and has long known Gopher assistant Ben Johnson.
About the Gophers, Green said, "Coach Johnson is a cool guy and I like him a lot. Also I like how they play. Coach (Richard) Pitino likes to give his guards freedom, and I think I would fit in well in that system."
Also Nebraska has made sure to make Green feel like a priority, and he is very interested in what Tim Miles and his program have to offer.
"I have a good relationship with Coach Miles and Coach (Michael) Lewis. I met them at their elite camp, and I am very interested in them and growing that relationship."
Earlier this year Green made an unofficial visit to Iowa State and the atmosphere in Ames impressed Green quite a bit.
"I went to the Iowa State game against Kansas and the atmosphere was just ridiculous," said Green. "It seems like it would be an amazing place to play if I went there."
For now Green is focused on his spring and summer with the Iowa Barnstormers, and hopes to continue to improve his game while gaining more information about all of the schools recruiting him.