Commitment Update: Daniel Green

Wake Forest is in need of a post prospect who can help down low and rebound. One prospect expected to help in that aspect is 2011 Deacon incoming freshman Daniel Green.

Daniel Green spoke with DeaconSports about his game and his preparations to get his game ready for the ACC.

Asked how his workouts are going in getting prepared to come to Wake, Green noted that they have been going well. "They are going great," he said. "I am getting stronger every day, and better."

Specifically he is working on the court with his ball handling and post moves trying to improve on an already impressive skill set.

"I can't wait for people there at Wake to see how good I am and how hard I work," said the now 6'10 Green. His coach said he hoped to have him up to 215 pounds by the time he reports to Wake on July 5th for the second summer session.

In addition to being a very impressive prospect, Green is also a delightful young man to talk to. Asked him what quality he will most bring to this team, he said "leadership by example."

"Nobody will outwork me and I think others will be motivated to also work hard," he added. "With Chase Fischer, me and Anthony [Fields] coming in there, we will win a lot more games next season and get better as we get more accustomed to our teammates."

Both Green and his coach said that his offensive game was improving by leaps and bounds with an ever increasing array of post moves and continued improvement of his outside shot (which his coach Al Johnson claims is an under appreciated aspect of his game.

One thing Green pointed out was that rebounding help would be needed. "We were out rebounded all year and rebounding is about effort and positioning which is something I thrive on."

Green said that he understands the high quality of play in the ACC but does not seem the least intimidated. "I can't wait," he said when asked how he felt he would fare against top competition.

Confidence is not something this young man lacks and, if he continues to improve his strength and his game, he will spend a lot of time displaying that game and confidence on the Joel Coliseum floor.

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