Green PC Quotes and Photos

MANHASSET, N.Y. -- Just a few minutes past 7:30 p.m. before a crowd at St. Mary's High School, Danny Green announced that he had decided to commit to North Carolina. Check out quotes and photos from the press conference ...

Danny Green

"I knew I wanted to go to North Carolina after my in-home visit with Coach Williams. He relaxed me on what was expected. He said I would have a chance to compete for plenty of playing time."

"The [UNC] coaches told me they think I do everything good but not one thing great. So they want me to work on everything and be great at everything I do. So that's what I plan to do this season -- work on everything -- my shooting, my ballhandling, getting quicker laterally."

"I want to win a championship this season at St. Mary's. And when I get to North Carolina, I want to win a championship, too. That's why I am going there. They have a great winning tradition and a great history in their program."

"It was really between Pittsburgh and North Carolina, but it's always been a dream of mine to play at North Carolina."

"I didn't realize how much [UNC] wanted me until the in-home visit. Coach Williams is a very funny guy, very laid-back and I felt very comfortable with that kind of coach."

"Pittsburgh made it very tough for me. I really liked the coaches before I took my visit there. And when I took my visit there I felt very comfortable with the coaches and the school. It was a difficult decision."

"St. John's was also in the mix. Norm Roberts is a great guy. I felt really bad about saying no to him. I felt like I disappointed him."

Tim Cluess, head coach of St. Mary's HS:

"Since I have coached Danny he has really improved his shooting. He does a lot of great things on the court but his shooting has really improved."

"When I first had Danny he was used mainly inside. By the end of the season he was also playing point guard for us. It shows how versatile a player he is. Danny is probably going to play every position for us this season."

"I am not surprised he was recruited at such a high level. Last year, I told him if he took it up another notch he would be recruited by schools like North Carolina. He has shown so much growth. He's a hard worker and is very disciplined in the way he works."


With Coach Cluess




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