2008 Intro: JaMychal Green

The last time St. Jude (Montgomery, Ala.) High was on the map was back in the days of Ousmane Cisse. Now it's JaMychal Green who's gaining plenty of momentum as one of the top players in Alabama and maybe even in the country.

It's been awhile since St. Jude (Ala.) had a player of JaMychal Green's magnitude. In fact, it's been since Ousmane Cisse came though the doors of the Montgomery, Ala., high school.

Cisse was a sculpted warrior when he came in. The 6-foot-7, 205-pound Green may not be as advanced physically, but he's got some of the same shot-blocking ability – and is far more skilled at the same stage.

Green put up impressive numbers as a sophomore last season: 27 points, 15 boards and 8 blocks per contest.

The 16-year-old will still need to develop his jump shot and ballhandling skills, but he's got a chance to be one of the best players in the Class of 2008 in the country.

Green, who plays with the Alabama Challenge, has yet to go up against 6-foot-10 Xavier Gibson – who is considered by most as the top player in the state of Alabama.

``I am not sure why I haven't gotten much publicity," Green said. "I think it's because I haven't been to as many big tournaments as they (Xavier Gibson's team) have."

Green, who has a 3.2 GPA, recently attended the Ole Miss camp and also the Nike Jamboree in St. Louis, where he fared well.

He's still not sure if he'll be at the Nike All-American Camp this week, but he will attend the Peach Ham and head to Orlando later this month.

``I'm looking forward to playing up at the nationals with the 17's," Green said. "I just want to make a name for myself."

Green said that Kansas, Alabama, Mississippi and Stanford are the schools who have been active in their recent pursuit. He also mentioned that he likes North Carolina, Georgia and Oklahoma.

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