Josh Green

Top 40 2019 wing Josh Green boosting stock at UA Association

NEW YORK - One of the most impressive prospects at the UnderArmour Association has been Top 40 wing Josh Green. Here's the latest on the four-star prospect's recruitment.

Josh Green had a breakout sophomore season at Phoenix Hillcrest and the 6-foot-6, 175-pound small forward has continued that play this weekend at the UnderArmour Association.

Scout’s 39th ranked prospect in 2019, the Earl Watson Elite 16u wing has shown that he has the talent move up that list.

Green has good size, long arms and explosive athleticism. He has the size and quickness to play both the two and three at the next level, while his outstanding body control and finishing ability is tough to guard when he attacks the rim.

“I’ve definitely developed a shot, I run the wing, find the open man, get rebounds and get out in transition,” Green said. “I need to keep improving my game and be more versatile. I’m trying to play point guard more so I'm working on getting my handle up.”

The four-star prospect’s offer list includes Washington, California, Arizona, Arizona State, UNLV, TCU, San Francisco and Utah State, he said.

“I haven’t really focused on recruiting yet,” Green said. “I’m just focusing on my game.”

North Carolina is a school which has recently jumped in the mix.

“My coaches told me they are recruiting me,” said Green. “They’re a great team, they’re coached well and their players are great in transition.”

UCLA is another school which has picked up its recruitment of Green.

“UCLA I really just started to talk to,” he said. “I saw them at U of A and they seem like a well-structured team and especially this year with Lonzo Ball and T.J. Leaf, who are very good.”

Arizona is a local program which has put a lot of effort into Green’s recruitment.

“I went to the Arizona vs. UCLA game and the atmosphere was great,” he said. “The coaching staff is great and it’s a great place to be.”

Green’s recruitment is in an early stage but he has an idea of what he’ll be looking for and the role distance may play.

“Just a team where I can make an impact right away,” Green said. “The type of team that plays my game and the coaches will stay there. I came here from Australia so I’m fine with moving anywhere.”

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