In very surprising fashion today, Jay Green, a 6-foot-5 prep guard/forward for Hillcrest Prep Academy's post-graduate team, signed a national letter of intent with UNLV.
UNLV assistant coach Andre LeFleur was instrumental in signing Green. Green chose UNLV over offers from IPFW, UT-Martin and Prairie View A&M.
LeFleur has recently moved to the West Coast after coaching at UCONN for many years and also recently Providence. LeFleur has made a living off recruiting big-time sleeper prospects. His prospects also pan out. Two of LeFleur's former unheralded prospects that he signed from the state of Arizona were Gavin Edwards (UCONN) and Bryce Cotton (Providence).
Green is a long and athletic performer with very good versatility as a player. He is capable of playing multiple positions on the floor, which proves he has excellent versatility as a player. He is an excellent slasher and finisher, and also in good in the open floor. He has a good mid-range game and is also a very good mid-range shooter. He also has the ability to get to the basket and finish above defenders. A good ball handler and passer. He is a good overall defender.
Green is currently flourishing at Hillcrest Prep Academy locally and will look to play in the fall of 2017 for UNLV.
Jay has flourished in the classroom - finishing up his senior year with a 3.9 CUM GPA and posting an 1800 on the SAT. He is an NCAA automatic qualifier. Green played last season as a senior for Mountain Ridge High School.