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Devonte Green Visits Rutgers, Picks Up Offer From Eddie Jordan
Devonte Green, a 6-foot-2 2016 combo guard from Long Island Lutheran, visited Rutgers on Sunday and took in Indiana’s 84-54 beatdown of the Scarlet Knights.
“It was his first time meeting Eddie Jordan, the head coach, and he offered,” Danny Green Sr. told SNY.tv.
Rutgers assistant Greg “Shoes” Vetrone had previously offered Green and has made him a high priority in 2016. Green is averaging 18 points, 7 rebound, 4 assists and 3 steals for Long Island Lutheran.
“They were showing him the offense they run and they like to use 2-3 guards,” Danny Sr. said. “They don’t have anybody designated as a point guard or an off guard. [Jordan] was saying it’s the same offense he was running in the NBA and it’s a guard-controlled offense.”
Rutgers (10-18, 2-13 Big Ten) has lost 11 straight and is headed toward another season with no postseason play.
“They’re not good,” Green Sr. said. “It’s like [Jordan] said, ‘We need players. At the end of the day we just don’t have the talent right now. We need one good recruiting class, get the guys to trust in coming here and then other guys will follow.'”
Indiana is also recruiting Green and head coach Tom Crean texted Green after the game.
“I didn’t get an offer from them but the coach did text Devonte right after the game, ‘Glad you came to watch us play and now you see how we work,'” Danny Sr. said.
Green is also looking into visiting Maryland, although no date has been set.
“He wants to visit Maryland he mentioned to me last night,” Danny Sr. said.
Long Island Lutheran is now off until the New York State Federation tournament next month.
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