MDC: JaMychal Green Spotlight

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --- Although his Alabama Challenge team fell in the quarterfinals of the Nike Memorial Day Classic, 6-8 forward JaMychal Green had little trouble making an impression. The Birmingham (Ala.) St. Jude big man was playing with confidence and poise and really looked like he was having fun out there.

While it's hard to imagine the hard worker has ever lacked for effort, Green says that playing harder has equaled success.

"I think I'm going harder," said Green. "I've got more confidence in myself because of that and hopefully it shows."

A bouncy athlete with long arms and a non-stop ticker, Green really gets a lot done in the lane despite ideal power forward height. He runs the floor, blocks shots and his relentlessness makes him a major headache for opponents. However, he's looking to expand his game in case he needs to switch positions down the road.

"I'm working on my ball handling and jump shot," Green told Inside Carolina. "If I'm the same height I am now in college I'm going to need to be more of a combo forward."

When asked for his school list, the easy going Green rattled off a lengthy list that included Georgia Tech, Florida, Virginia, Marquette, Alabama, Auburn, Ole Miss, Kentucky and North Carolina. The Tar Heels are the newest members of his list and according to Green they are only in the infancy stages of their recruitment of him.

"They are a new school for me," said Green of North Carolina. "They haven't offered me and just called last week. They say that they are interested and that they are going to watch me play."

A bright kid, Green says that he'd like to major in architectural engineering in college and that education will be a big factor in his decision. Most importantly, though, will be how close a school is to his home because it doesn't sound like he wants to go too far for school.

"I'd like to stay close to home," said Green. "It's just a family deal and I'm more comfortable around home."

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