Given his 6-foot-6 size and versatile shooting ability, it was only a matter of time before Brannen Greene truly blew up.
Greene, a scoring wing from Mary Persons (Ga.), took his game to a new level in the spring and summer, catapulting into potential five-star status in the class of 2013.
“I thought I played some really good ball,” Greene said. “I just enjoyed myself and played hard. It feels great and it makes me want to work that much harder.”
Greene is ranked No. 16 in the latest CBSSports.com Top 100, due to his ability to knock down shots from behind the arc and create matchup problems for most defenders. While he needs to move better without the ball, Greene has a smoothness about his game that is impressive.
Prior to the summer, Greene had offers from plenty of schools in the South, but his recruitment certainly picked up in the summer.
“I just had regional high-majors on me before,” he said. “Now I have just about everybody from the West Coast to the East Coast.”
Greene now holds offers from Georgia Tech, Connecticut, Florida, Florida State, Alabama, Marquette, UCLA, Kansas, Ohio State, Louisville, North Carolina State, Memphis, Tennessee, Georgia and others. There are no favorites at this point, although Greene plans to start going through the process in November.
“I’m considering anybody and everybody, but I’m looking to slim down my list pretty quickly so they better jump in,” he said.
Right now, Greene has unofficial visits planned to Florida (August 27), Harvard (September 20) and Kansas (Midnight Madness).
He briefly discussed what he likes about each school on the visit list.
Florida: “I like Florida’s style of play, coaching staff and proximity to home.
Kansas: ”I like Kansas’ tradition and coaching staff.”
Harvard: “The academics and the opportunities I have outside of basketball.”
Overall, Greene – an excellent student in the classroom – is looking both on and off the court when he chooses his future destination.
“Just the opportunity to get better physically and also get a great education,” he said.
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