In an interesting twist, the Rams nearly gave up on Greene.
"They saw me play in Vegas and they liked me," Greene said. "They started calling me. They tried reaching me for a month but the day after Vegas I went back home to Germany for three weeks. They couldn't reach me and kind of gave up. Then, one of the assistant coaches tried one more time and that was the day that they reached me."
Yes, Greene said "back home to Germany." The forward is a dual citizen of Germany and the Unites States. He refers to himself as a German-American.
"Actually, I grew up in Germany. I was born there and lived the first 16 years there. I grew up in a suburb of Frankfurt so I'm kind of a big city kid myself. I'm out here in the country and it's OK but I prefer the city. [Fordham] reminded me of home and I miss it very much. There's so much diversity and international people there on campus and off campus. The diversity really attracted me."
Greene made a name for himself at the Big Time when his Billy Shepherd Sports team advanced deep into the tournament and he turned in a few signature performances. Last season he averaged just 8 points a game but he's excited about being a senior and there's reason to think he'll improve upon those numbers.
Greene is a fine athlete and he's put on 10 pounds of muscle mass since the beginning of the school year. He should be a fine addition for the Rams.