Phillip Greene Visits DePaul

DePaul men's basketball coach Oliver Purnell is on a roll this week. Today the Blue Demons hosted their third 2011 recruit in three days when former Julian guard Phillip Greene stopped by Lincoln Park. Learn all about Greene's visit and what new scholarships offers he has in this report…

After solid performances at events like the Nike Peach Jam and the Hoop City Classic in July with the MeanStreets AAU team, Phillip Greene is getting plenty of attention from college coaches this week. MeanStreets won championships in Merrilville, Indiana and Kansas City during the month.

In fact Greene picked up offers from Oklahoma State and Oregon over the last few days.

Greene, who is leaving the Chicago Public league for IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida for his senior season, paid a visit to DePaul this evening.

From Greene's perspective, the visit went well.

"I liked it," said Phil. "They showed me their playing style which I like. They showed me around the school, the classrooms, the facilities, the weight room, and introduced me to the tutors that they have."

Greene visited DePaul the same week as two friends – fellow AAU teammate Anthony Davis and Mike Shaw. Greene said that he's talked about taking his game to the next level at DePaul along with his friends.

"(Davis) is one of my best friends," Phil said. "We talked about where he would go, and where Mike Shaw would go, and where I would go. If we were to go there, we'd have a great opportunity."

Next up on the agenda for the 6-3 guard is an unofficial visit to West Virginia in mid-August. Other schools in the picture for Greene's services are St. John's and UTEP.

Greene isn't in any rush to make a decision though.

"I plan on making my decision in November," Phil said.

Overall, Greene was pleased with the campus visit today.

"I liked the presentation, they showed me how they could use me," said Greene. "They showed me how the can help get me to the pros. I talked to the Athletic Director, she told me about all the alumni that are in Chicago. I liked that a lot."

You just never know who will drop by campus. Stay tuned to to see what's next.

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