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LSU transfer Garrett Green opts for San Diego St.

Posted on: August 8, 2011 4:16 pm
Edited on: August 8, 2011 4:19 pm
 

By Jeff Borzello

After losing Kawhi Leonard, Billy White and Malcolm Thomas from last season’s Sweet 16 team, San Diego State needed frontcourt help heading into the fall.

The Aztecs received a surprising boost over the weekend, as former LSU transfer Garrett Green chose San Diego State.

“It was a tossup between Indiana, Wichita State and San Diego State,” Green told the Times-Pacayune (La.). “All the coaches were great coaches so it was a hard decision. I’m from California and the grad programs [San Diego State was] offering struck my interest the most.”

Green, a 6-foot-11 forward, is originally from Woodland Hills, Calif. and did consider Long Beach State as well. He will be eligible immediately at San Diego State.

Last season, he played in all 32 games and averaged 6.3 points and 5.1 rebounds for the Tigers. During one four-game stretch in January, Green averaged 13.5 points and 7.3 rebounds. He also went for 15 points and 13 rebounds against Wichita State in December.

Expect Green to get immediate playing time for Steve Fisher. San Diego had just eight scholarship players on the roster before Green chose the Aztecs, with the returning frontcourt players averaging a combined 3.7 points and 2.9 rebounds. The uncertainty surrounding Brian Carlwell’s appeal for a sixth season makes Green’s decision even more important.

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Comments

Since: Oct 24, 2007
Posted on: August 9, 2011 3:37 pm
 

LSU transfer Garrett Green opts for San Diego St.

The guy is decent, but coming from an SEC fan, he's not a starter on a good team. He's got decent athleticism and post moves, but that's just it. Decent all-around, not really good at anything.



Since: Sep 10, 2007
Posted on: August 9, 2011 2:58 pm
 

LSU transfer Garrett Green opts for San Diego St.

An instant athletic 6-11 Forward starter for the the Aztecs is a good thing. Steve Fisher and his coaching staff does a great job in preparing these type of players.  They teach them to be agressive and how to develop the post up game.  After the backstab by Kansas Coach Bill Self in stealing recruit Kevin Young from SDSU this comes as a refreshing bit of good news for the Aztecs.
Go Aztecs



Since: Nov 23, 2006
Posted on: August 8, 2011 10:03 pm
 

LSU transfer Garrett Green opts for San Diego St.

Great pick up for the Azec's with a coach like Steve Fisher, this kid could make  a huge impact right away.  Hopefully the NCAA will do the right thing and allow Brian Carlwell an additional season but you never know... there are a lot of haters out there against the West.


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