KJSSC: Draymond Green Spotlight

Since Draymond Green de-committed from Kentucky, he's become a hot 2008 target. At the King James Shooting Stars Classic, Green surprised us with his versatility and looked the part of a high-major player.

There were a lot of questions surrounding Draymond "Day-Day" Green prior to the spring, but he seems to have silence his critics. He continued his strong play in Akron, by being a physical force inside and showing a versatile game.

"I think I've been playing alright," Green said. "I think I can play better, but that's just how I challenge myself. Overall playing as a team and as an individual, we've done well."

"I feel like I've improved a lot since last year. All of the hard work has paid off."

Playing with The Family, Green displayed a solid mid-range jump shot. In the game we watched he hit a trio of 12-15 footers. While his soft touch is nice, it's his rebounding and tenacity in the paint that impresses the most.

Coaches have taken notice of his strong play, as Green has a heavy list of suitors. Among the schools showing interest are DePaul, Michigan, Michigan State, Boston College, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, Dayton, Xavier, Tennessee and Wake Forest.

"[Coaches] like my versatility and just how I play as a player," Green said when asked his thoughts on why he's become such a hot commodity. "I find my teammates and don't just look to score. I look to pass and do that just as much as I do to score."

The one time Kentucky commit is looking to take some visits, but he doesn't have any set up. He indicated that at this point he's wide open and won't rush into a decision.

This past season, Green led Saginaw (MI) High to a 25-1 record and a state title. Green averaged 24 points and 13 rebounds.


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