#23 RANKED PLAYER IN THE COUNTRY (CLASS OF 2017)
STAR RANKING: 5 STARS
WEIGHT: 175 POUNDS
POSITION: POINT GUARD
HIGH SCHOOL: NEUMANN-GORETTI IN PHILADELPHIA, PA
CHOSE KENTUCKY OVER: DUKE, SYRACUSE, TEMPLE, VILLANOVA, AMONG OTHERS
PLAYER SUMMARY: John Calipari had an amazing 2016 recruiting class for the Kentucky Wildcats. Leading the way this year is De’Aaron Fox. The freshmen PG has been superb. As Fox looks to be a one and done candidate, Calipari went to Philadelphia and most likely landed his next star PG.
While watching and evaluating Quade Green, one phrase came to mind. “Philly-tough”. What the PG lacks in size, he makes up for it with his toughness and grit for the position. This will endear him right away to the rabid Kentucky fan-base. However, Green is more than just a hard-nosed player. He happens to be one of the top point guards in the entire country.
Green’s court vision might be among the top 2-3 PG’s in the class of 2017. He sees the entire floor exceptionally well. He is in the mold of a traditional PG, where he looks to get his teammates involved. We really like how he can make the hard passes look easy. He is more substance than flash, which is fine with us. He should do very well in college with his ability to get others involved, especially at a school with the talent Kentucky has on a yearly basis.
The 6’0″ Green has exceptional ball-handling skills. He is very shifty and crafty around the rim, as he needs to be because of his lack of prototypical height for the position. We see a nice mid-range game out of him and he has range out to the 3-point line. We believe he will need to become more consistent with his outside shooting, as he is an inconsistent outside shooter at this point in time. The McDonald’s All-American has a very quick release and shows very smooth shooting mechanics. This leads us to believe that with hard-work, his overall shooting will improve.
As is the case with top-notch PG’s, he thrives in the transition game, which is exactly the way Kentucky likes to play. With his court vision, he should thrive in that role in college. He shows the ability to be a tough on ball defender. However, Green is going to need to put on weight and gain strength for next season.
The more we watch Quade Green play, the more we like him. He doesn’t have the elite athletic ability of some of the other 5-star recruits. He doesn’t have the height that most teams want. What he does have is everything else. Green is just an excellent, pure basketball player who won’t back down from anybody. With his ability to get teammates involved, he should be a nice player as a freshmen. As he improves his shooting and adds the necessary weight and strength, we can see Quade Green being one of the better players in the SEC conference in 2-3 years.
BELOW ARE HIGHLIGHTS OF QUADE GREEN
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