Danny Green Makes Decision

Danny Green had two Big East schools and an ACC program in his final trio. The versatile 6-5 St. Mary's (N.Y.) senior got it over with tonight.

Danny Green couldn't turn down Chapel Hill when it came down to it.

Green, a 6-5, 200-pound swingman at St. Mary's (N.Y.), committed to North Carolina over Pittsburgh and St. John's.

`` I chose North Carolina because I felt more comfortable with Coach (Roy) Williams and Coach (Steve) Robinson. I've watched them since I was a little kid."

``This is a dream come true for me. It's wonderful and crazy that all this is happening," added Green. Green isn't flashy, but he simply gets things done. He's not a lights-out shooter, but he keeps opposing defenses honest. He's not the quickest guard in the country, but he can get into the lane and finish.

Basically, he's solid – but not spectacular.

Green has averaged 18 points per game over the past two seasons under coach Tim Cluess at St. Mary's. He also put up 10 boards, 6 assists and 4 blocks per game last season.

He's an intelligent player who has good court vision, but still needs to work on his quickness and ballhandling.

``It was a pretty hard decision. It took me a little while and was a slow process, but thwn I narrowed down the schools, they came out on top." ``He's a poor man's Ron Artest," said New York Panthers coach Gary Charles.

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