Friday, September 17, 2010

Juan'ya Green to Niagara

A few months back, I decided to take an in-depth look at a number of 2011 recruits that Saint Joseph's appeared to be actively recruiting. Since then, Aaron Brown has popped to West Virginia, Andrew Nicholas to Monmouth, and Chris Wilson to Saint Joseph's. The latest name to come off the board is Archbishop Carroll's 6'3 guard Juan'ya Green. On Thursday, the talented guard gave a verbal commitment to Joe Mihalich and the Niagara Purple Eagles.

Green chose Niagara after cutting his list down to four schools, according to Chris Vito of the Delco Times (link here). Those four schools were Boston University, Temple, George Mason, and Niagara. Early on in the recruiting process, he had significant interest from schools like Villanova and Maryland. While his stock has slipped a bit, Green is a tremendous pick-up for Niagara. He has size at the point guard position, is a solid decision-maker, and sees the court very well. In addition, Green is very heady with the ball, rarely turning it over and constantly getting his teammates involved.

The Hawks are one of the schools that recruited Green fairly heavily over the past year. He will instead be headed to New York, and pairing up in the backcourt with fellow 2011 Philadelphia guard commit Ameen Tanksley. An article on their relationship, and the impact that made on the decision, from the Daily New is linked below.

Green and Tanksley to Niagara

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