Green Heating Up As Prospect

Demetrius Green, a standout guard at Lexington (KY) Catholic, did wonders for his recruitment during the holiday season. He's sure to be a commodity as the season progresses.

Demetrius Green didn't attend Nike Camp. He wasn't at ABCD either. No, the 6-3 senior shooting guard out of Lexington Catholic is earning his attention the hard way as he's having a senior season that commands attention.

Green is averaging 18 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. His coach, Bart Flener, has seen the success coming.

"I think Demetrius burst onto the scene as a sophomore," Flener said. "He won the MVP of the state tournament. On our team, usually three guys kind of share the spotlight. Demetrius started to separate himself last year. He really got to be a good 3-point shooter as the year went along. He shot 36% from the 3-point line last year and he's back at that this year.

"He's almost playing point forward for us. He handles it a whole lot. He knows when we need a big basket or a big play and he rises to the occasion."

Oklahoma came down to see him last month. Kentucky keeps tabs on him and so does Western Kentucky. According to Flener, Bradley, VCU, Indiana State, Wright State and Baylor have shown recent interest. Academically, he's got to take care of business.

"He's working to improve his core so that his score on the test doesn't have to be quite as high. He's taken each test once and will take them both in January. He's got 4 ACTs left and 4 SATs left. He's working toward that combination of the core GPA and the score he needs to qualify as a freshman."

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