Syracuse Continues to Prioritize Quade Green

The latest on 2017 4-star point guard Quade Green, who remains a big priority for the Syracuse Orange.

One of the top point guards in the 2017 class is Philadelphia (Penn.) Neumann-Goretti PG Quade Green. He enjoyed a strong senior season, but says there are some things he wishes would have ended up with different outcomes. 

"We played together OK," Green said. "It could've been better, but it was fun. We lost a couple of championships we were supposed to win, but that's just some humble pie right there. It made us realize things we should do.

"Other than that, it was good though. We won states. I got 1,000 points. It was good."

Green said the main area he thinks he could have improved throughout the season was his leadership. Specifically, his vocal leadership. He said he failed on that this year, but it should serve as a lesson going forward. 

The four-star point guard was also paying attention to the NCAA Tournament. He noticed the runs made by Syracuse and Villanova, but said they did not have an impact on his interest in either school. Regardless of their runs, he says he likes both schools a lot.

Syracuse, specifically, has made Green one of their top priorities in the 2017 class. He says he hears from the Orange on a regular basis. 

"They call and text me all the time," he said. "All the time. They tell me they need a point guard and they want me bad. They show me that hard work in their practice all the time. They're cool guys. I like them a lot.

"Coach Boeheim, he's very cool, calm. And coach G-Mac."

Green is well aware of the connection Philadelphia area players have had to Syracuse in recent years. Scoop Jardine, Rick Jackson, Dion Waiters and Rakeem Christmas have all left Philly for Central New York and had strong careers. In fact, Green says both Scoop and Dion have talked to him about Syracuse. 

Recently, Green tweeted that he might be making a decision soon. He told that he is looking to decide "after July." He would not name favorites, but said that Syracuse, Louisville, Arizona, Seton Hall and Michigan are among those recruiting him the hardest. 

Over the summer, he plans to visit Arizona, Miami, USC and some others including Syracuse. 

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