BPN Catches Up With Garlon Green

Small forward Garlon Green (Missouri City, Texas) had offers from UTEP, Iowa State, and Wichita State on the table, but it was Jim Christian and TCU that picked up the 2009 commitment in late September. Why did he choose the Frogs? Find out inside BigPurpleNation.com

Small forward Garlon Green (Missouri City, Texas) had offers from UTEP, Iowa State, and Wichita State on the table, but it was Jim Christian and TCU that picked up the 2009 commitment in late September.

"I just really love the whole atmosphere in Fort Worth and really loved Coach Christian. I really think he is a coach that can take me where I would like to go," said Green to BigPurpleNation.com

Green, who is 6'7 and 200 pounds, is currently rated as high as the 20th best player in the state of Texas by some recruiting services. At this time Scout.com has him as a two star prospect, but will be re-evaluating him later in the year.

Green's offers were impressive, but his interest from other schools was climbing. According to sources, Green had early interest from Texas A&M and Baylor.

Green is the younger brother of Dallas Mavericks guard Gerald Green. Gerald was drafted by the Boston Celtics with the 18th pick of the first round in the 2005 NBA Draft. Since then, Gerald has been a journeyman playing for four teams in three years. He has performed well in many slam-dunk competitions, having won the 2005 McDonald's All-American Slam Dunk Contest and the 2007 NBA Slam Dunk Contest, while finishing as the runner-up in the 2008 NBA Slam Dunk Contest. When Garlon was asked if he was a better dunker than his brother, he had a small laugh and said he wouldn't say that he was.

You can learn a lot about a player by asking them "what they think about their game." With the small forward, you can tell that he is very confident on the court.

"I'm very athletic and can shoot the ball pretty well. My handles are getting better, I really think that I'm an all around type player and not a certain kind," said the senior.

This past summer, Garlon Green played on the Houston Hoops AAU team. The Houston Hoops have turned out players such as T.J. Ford, Rashard Lewis, Daniel Gibson, Emeka Okafor, and Desmond Mason to name a few.

"I played a lot of AAU this summer, but I didn't really have a good summer. I didn't play like I would of liked to," said Green. "I wasn't getting enough playing time and it was hard to get in a rhythm."

Going into AAU, Green was trying to focus his attention on all aspects of the game, but spent the most time working on his ball handling skills.

"I really feel like my ball handling has got a lot better and that I can handle it in pressure situations now;" said Green. "I already feel like I can shoot the ball pretty well and can jump pretty high."

Green is reportedly an "A" / "B" student and should have no problem qualifying. Check back with BigPurpleNation.com for more Garlon Green updates as they become available.


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