The Big East player of the year Jeff Green just recently declared his eligibility for the draft along with front-court mate Roy Hibbert. The Georgetown stud showed off his all around great game throughout the season, and then turned it up a notch in the conference tourney and then in the NCAA Tournament. He led the Hoyas to a Big East Tournament championship with many of big time plays, and then continued the display of excellence in the NCAA tournament. He made that incredible shot (on which he traveled and also busted my bracket because I had Vandy) vs. Vanderbilt to win the game, and then played great in the comeback win vs. UNC.
Green’s all around game should make him a lottery pick in this years draft. He has solid athleticism, the ability to pass the ball, a decent jump shot with range that extends to the college 3 point line, and plays smart. He was always one to crash the boards in college and use his well-built 6’9 frame. He is one of those guys who is going to use the glass when he can, and will finish a nice play inside with a beautiful touch instead of always looking for a power dunk. I think he can be a great high post player in the NBA. With the ability to be a great passer and see the floor well. Also he can hit that mid-range jump shot and take slower players of the dribble. I see him primarily as a small 4 in the NBA, but he will definitely see minutes at the small forward position. He will be a solid pick for anyone who drafts him. Look for Green to jump right into a prominent role for a team, and contend for the ROY award next year. He has all the tools, and if he plays in the right system he could be an All-Star in the future. Coming with national player of the year Kevin Durant tomorrow. Stay tuned.