UNC staff showing interest in Green

When Danny Green did what he does so well earlier this month at the Reebok ABCD Camp, which is a little – no, check that – a lot – of everything, it was hard for big-time coaches not to take notice.

One of them whose eye caught the 6-5, 205-pound Green, who was playing on the same team as UNC commit Marcus Ginyard, was North Carolina assistant coach Steve Robinson.

Robinson made an effort to speak to Green's father after the event ended, according to both Green and his New York Panthers coach, Gary Charles.

There was some confusion that arose about an offer already being put on the table by the Tar Heels, but that's not the case.

"It wasn't an official offer," Green said. "But they are really interested in me."

"They are very, very interested in the young man, but there was no offer. Danny was confused about that," added Charles. "They want to get to know him a little more after seeing him at camp."

Green, a rising senior who averaged 18 points and 10 boards at St. Mary's (N.Y.) last season, led the ABCD Camp in player rating, which isn't all that much of a surprise because he's a stat-stuffer. Green can score, pass, rebound and also play defense. He makes solid decisions and has good court vision, but is not overly athletic and needs to work on his ballhandling.

"What he did was help lead his team at ABCD to an undefeated week," Charles said. "I think people noticed that. One of the things that Steve Robinson said to me was that every time he saw Danny he was always around the ball."

"Danny does everything well," added Charles. "He's a poor man's Ron Artest. He's a great kid and has the grades, already, and that helps."

The Tar Heels will get a chance to further evaluate Green in Las Vegas this week. Green was supposed to travel to a tournament in West Virginia this past week, but opted to remain home and rest.

Green said that North Carolina, if their interest steps up, would go right up there – and maybe even above – schools like St. John's, Pittsburgh, UConn, Virginia and Miami.

"They are one of my top schools," Green said. "One of my favorites."

"I would say they (UNC) is right there," added Charles. "Along with St. John's. Pittsburgh and UConn are close behind."


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