The college recruitment of 6-foot-5 sophomore wing Josh Green has really picked up this fall, as college coaches are out making the rounds - looking at young talent around the country. After receiving several division-I offers this summer, on Thursday evening Green received his biggest division-I offer to date - a big PAC-12 offer.
While watching Green work out at Hillcrest Prep Academy, Cal head coach Cuonzo Martin decided to make an offer to Green. The offer makes a lot of sense, especially when you consider that Green played this spring and summer with the heavily Nike-sponsored Oakland Soldiers - a club program with strong ties to the Cal program.
Currently, Green also has offers on the table already from Utah State, San Francisco, UT-Martin and Prarie View A&M. He is also receiving serous recruiting interest from such programs as the University of Arizona, Oklahoma and Wyoming, with many more schools already looking to get involved.
Green still attends Mountain Ridge HS full-time academically, but plans to join his older brother, Jay Green, at Hillcrest Prep Academy this high school season (2016-2017). Jay Green will play for the school's post-graduate team, while Josh Green plans to play for the program's national high school team.
Josh Green is among the elite overall prospects in the state of Arizona, and is coming off a big freshman season for himself under head coach Eli Lopez. Green averaged strong overall numbers as a freshman starter for Mountain Ridge last season - helping the team to a state playoff run and a 19-8 overall record on the season.
Arizona Preps will continue to follow the play and recruitment of Josh Green closely this high school season, and bring you any updates as they continue to develop.
Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report: Green is a high-level young athletic talent that possesses a live body and excellent body control in the open floor. A very good slasher and finsher, Green is best while creating in the open floor and while slashing to the basket where he is an excellent finisher already. He can finish either hand around the basket and also has a variety of floaters he uses when he faces bigger opposition in the paint. A very good shooter with range, Green has worked hard to stretch his ability to extend the floor - making him difficult to defend for opposing players. He still needs to become more consistent from longer ranges, but, as he develops physically over the next 3 years, he should become much more effective as a long-range threat - making him a big-time wing prospect. An active rebounder and finisher that plays above the rim and is able to attack the basket with tenacity. An excellent offensive rebounder. Gets to the foul line quite often when he is in rhythm. A very good on-the-ball defender that plays passing lanes and forces opponents to watch their passes, as he gets his hands on the basketball quite often. Great in the open floor. A good ball handler and passer but needs to continue to focus in these two areas of his game to maximize his potential as a college prospect. A big time prospect for the future and among the elite prospects in Arizona's 2019 class.