Greene still on track to decide soon

Forsyth (GA) Mary Persons star Brannen Greene is one of the top wing prospects in the Class of 2013, and has long maintained a desire to make his college decision before the first of the year. Friday, Phog.net caught up with Bulldogs head coach Virgil Amey to get the latest.

Like most high school hoopsters, Brannen Greene could probably stand to be a little bit better on the defensive end of the floor.

To the mind of Mary Persons head basketball coach Virgil Amey, that's only natural. The same can be said for virtually every prep basketball player in the country. But there's one thing his junior star has that not everyone can claim:

Some serious firepower on the offensive end.

"I think everyone in the country knows the kid is a scorer," Amey said. "He can score inside, outside, put it on the floor. But probably his best attribute would be he's an outside shooter.He reminds me a lot of Dennis Scott, just a bit guard who can shoot."

Rated a five-star prospect in the Class of 2013 by Scout.com, Greene is - obviously - one of the more coveted players in the country by college programs.

In October, he cut his list to nine schools - UCONN, Louisville, Florida, Kansas, Harvard, Florida State, Providence, Ohio State and Memphis.

Recently, coaches from several programs on the list made their way to Forsyth to catch Greene in action this week, including Bill Self of Kansas, Billy Donovan of Florida and Rick Pitino of Louisville.

Amey has been impressed with the way the Jayhawks have gone about recruiting the highly-touted wing.

"They are doing a great job," he said. "Coach (Joe) Dooley does a great job talking to me, Bill Self the same. They have included me in the process, they touch base with me on how things are going, how he's working."

Though to his knowledge an exact date for a decision hasn't been nailed down as of yet, a discussion with Greene's father, Jeffrey, earlier in the week led Amey to believe things were still on track for it to happen soon.

"Right now, they are still wanting to close this chapter and turn the page, if you will, in making that decision," he said.


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