Can score in the post
Loves to compete
Good shot blocker/defender
Face-up game has to get more consistent
Needs to add bulk
Green, who wisely played in the Portsmouth Invitational in early April, has been projected as going in the second round or even undrafted. He’s got skills the NBA can use, but he has to keep refining them and continue to add size and strength. Green was suspended three times for various transgressions in the three years he played for Anthony Grant, but that shouldn’t necessarily scare away teams. USA Basketball loved Green, who played for his country in the 2008 FIBA Americas U18 Championships and the 2011 World University Games.
Injuries and a suspension cost Green seven games. Still, he was chosen second-team All-SEC by the league’s coaches after finishing 10th in the conference in scoring, seventh in rebounding, third in field-goal percentage and eighth in blocked shots.
14.0 ppg, 7.4 rpg, 1.8 apg, 2.7 tpg, 0.7 spg, 1.5 bpg, 29.2 mpg, .546 FG, .200 3PT, .690 FT
Green finished in the top 11 in school history in scoring (1,656, 11th), rebounding (912, 11th), blocked shots (211, 5th) and steals (125, 10th).
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What Insiders Say:
Alabama coach Anthony Grant
“It’s great to see 33 minutes [in a win over VCU}. We were able to keep him on the floor and we talked about this a lot. Our team obviously performs very well when he’s out there for us. He had 14 rebounds and 21 points tonight. I don’t know if he missed a shot in the second half. It was an outstanding performance by him.”
What Outsiders Say:
VCU coach Shaka Smart
“Yeah he had his way. He’s a terrific player. I had the good fortune of being a court coach for USA Basketball this summer, and JaMychal Green and Tony Mitchell were both up there trying out for the team. I had seen him on TV, and I had actually seen him in AAU, but I didn’t realize how good those guys were until I had a chance to be around them this summer. I tried to explain to our guys that tape really doesn’t do justice to how athletic those guys are, and how active they are. Green was a monster tonight. He played terrific. Our game plan was to try to keep it out of his hands in the post, and if he did get it, we were going to double the post. He did a good job of being poised when we doubled, and then he also did a good job of getting so deep sometimes that it was too late to double. He was definitely the player of the game.”