"It feels great to know that I've got it out of the way and don't have to stress over it any more," said Green. It also (feels good) to know that I've found a stable home, so it feels real great."
Green said that the MSU coaching staff told him not to stress about the presence of Roe, that the two of them would work together just fine. Green couldn't agree with that more.
"They tell me that I can play the three and four, that with me and Delvon coming in, we're pretty much interchangeable. With the two of us coming plus Korie, that's a great recruiting class coming in.
Green says he isn't worried about the pundits who say he should have avoided the talented laden MSU team and that he might not get the playing time he expects.
"You're always going to have people telling you that's a bad decision for you, but when you get there and it turns out to be good then they'll say ' I knew that was going to be good in the first place.' I feel that its a great decision, the best decision for me, no matter what anybody else says."
Green also wanted to squash any rumors that he and fellow forward Delvon Roe don't get along and wouldn't like each other. Green said all of that is nonsense.
"I got a call from Delvon today. Everyone says 'you all are going to hate each other'. Why are we going to hate each other, asked an incredulous Green. "(Are we) really going to hate each other because we play the same position? Then why do we speak (to each other) at tournaments? We (do) talk to each other at tournaments. Because we're both trying to get ranked at the same spot, we're going to hate each other?" asked Green, who said that thought is nonsense.
Then summing up his decision, Green said, "I feel we're going to fit in real good me, him and Korie. I feel it's going to be a great run and we look forward to winning the National Championship in '09."
GSN welcomes Draymond Green to the 2008 Michigan State recruiting class. Click through to the complete audio interview with Green.