Greene Hopes For Increased UNC Interest

Donte Greene is a smart kid. He realizes when a school isn't interested. He also knows that things could change

"I love North Carolina," said the 6-foot-8 ½, 215-pound Towson Catholic (Md.) junior forward. "They have always been my favorite college since I was who knows how old."

"But I feel like they're not looking my way," he added. "They're going about doing other things."

However, that may not last for long – as Greene (, No. 12) is one of the top players in the Class of 2007 and could become a realistic Tar Heels target before long.

"If they come knocking, you obviously gotta look at North Carolina," Greene admitted.

Greene is a guy who knows exactly who Roy Williams is focusing on. He mentions Spencer Hawes, Thaddeus Young. Green knows that they have Tyler Hansbrough, Marcus Ginyard coming in this year and Tywon Lawson coming in next.

He could also see the look on North Carolina assistant Steve Robinson's face about 10 days ago when the Tar Heels assistant came in for an open gym.

"He was up here for a little bit," Greene said. "He didn't look too happy. I was playing hard, especially knowing that North Carolina was in the gym. I was showing him everything I had, but I just couldn't get a smile out of him."

Greene was a military kid growing up. He followed his mother to Germany and to Japan before moving back to Baltimore to live with his father after his mother died when he was 13.

"She worked for the NSA (National Security Agency)," Greene said. "That's really all I knew. She wasn't allowed to talk about her job. She taught about computers and that's really all I knew."

Greene is a shot-blocker who is quick off his feet. He can shoot the ball from the perimeter, but needs to get stronger.

Greene, 17, has a game similar to Lamar Odom's. However, it's no surprise that his favorite players are a pair of Baltimore bred guys – Carmelo Anthony, who also attended Towson Catholic, and UConn sophomore Rudy Gay.

A 2.9 student, he said he's going to take a long, hard look at the recruiting process and try and figure out what the best situation is for him.

His list is extensive – Clemson, Kentucky, Miami, UNC, Duke, Kansas, Syracuse, Georgetown, Maryland, Florida State, Iowa State, Texas and Notre Dame. He is aware of just about everything; he knows Clemson recently ran out of scholarships after taking a commitment from LaRon Dendy.

"I'm not looking to commit now," he said. "I'm just trying to do as much research as possible."

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