Green Sets SEC Battle In Motion

Two SEC programs are about to tangle for one of the nation's top power forwards. JaMychal Green has it down to a pair and he'll take visits in September.

When Andy Kennedy took over at Ole Miss he envisioned getting the Rebels into big time recruiting battles. Well, he's in one now as Mississippi is a finalist for one of the top power forwards in the nation. That's the good news.

The bad news for Kennedy is that their opposition is a powerful state school: Alabama. On Tuesday night, JaMychal Green, a 6-foot-8 stud out of Montgomery (Ala.) St. Jude told he's down to the Crimson Tide and Rebels.

"Right now it's Alabama and Ole Miss," Green said. "I was planning on staying at home and both are close to home so I narrowed."

Steele, Green Together (Hawkins)
Green was unable to recall the visit dates for each program but conceded they would both take place in September. "Florida and Kentucky were too far," Green said. "I had to cut them. I'm family oriented and I just wanted to stay home." Georgia Tech was also in the mix.

Package deals are fun to talk about in recruiting circles and we've seemingly have another on our hands. Green said he and AAU teammate Andrew Steele are going to play together. Steele's brother, of course, is the current Tide point guard.

"We plan on deciding together," Green said. "We talked about it in Florida and narrowed it together and we plan on deciding together."

Alabama is 1 ½ hours from home while Mississippi is a 3-hour jaunt. "I got along with the coaches (at Ole Miss) this summer and they want to help me get there to the next level."

With the Tide, besides the in-state pull which has been powerful the last decade under Mark Gottfried, there are pluses as well. "They have a great facility and I get along with the coaches well. They want to help me out and get me to the next level."

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