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Wednesday / April 24.
  • Quade Green Talks Final Five Schools, Big Blue Madness

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    After visiting Kentucky for Big Blue Madness this past weekend, Quade Green cut his list to five schools on Monday: Duke, Syracuse, Kentucky, Villanova and Temple.

    “They [are] the five schools that keep in contact with me the most and that really want me, so I’m really considering all five of them,” the 6-foot-1 Neumann-Goretti (PA) point guard said Monday by phone.

    Green visited Kentucky for “Big Blue Madness” along with his 7-foot PSA Cardinals teammate Mohamed Bamba and several other elite prospects.

    “It was great, I loved it out there,” he said of Kentucky. “Very beautiful. The campus was beautiful, the coaching staff was great with me. I like it a lot out there.”

    Green visited along with fellow Class of 2017 point guard Trae Young. Kentucky has also hosted 2017 point guard Tremont Waters and last week assistant coach Joel Justus saw Trevon Duval at IMG Academy in Florida. Yet Green feels the love from Kentucky.

    “Yes, I am a priority for them,” Green said.

    He added of Kentucky: “They put a lot of guys in the NBA so with them recruiting it made me feel like I’m a pro. They’re recruiting pros.”

    He will also visit Syracuse on Friday for “Orange Madness” and Villanova for its Midnight Madness event on Oct. 28.

    “This weekend I got Syracuse,” he said. “I think Villanova is next week.”

    Syracuse has prioritized Green at the point guard spot, telling other floor generals like Matt Coleman of Oak Hill Academy that Green is their top priority.

    “Syracuse called me and said, ‘‘Matt, we aren’t knocking your game. We love you, but we are going to focus on Quade because that’s our guy,'” Coleman said recently.

    Green has taken two unofficial visits to Syracuse (Aug. 27 and Oct. 1), so this will be his third trip since late August.

    “I’m their only priority right now, that’s what they tell me,” Green said of Syracuse. “One thing about Syracuse that stands out is they want me to be the man on campus. And the fan base is crazy, the alumni are crazy.”

    Green said he and the other elite point guards talk to one another about who might go where.

    “We talk to each other all the time,” he said.

    He also plans to visit Duke, but has no date set.

    “I don’t know when, but I’m going to visit them,” he said of Duke, adding that he probably won’t go to “Countdown to Craziness” on Saturday.

    Of Duke, he added, “Beautiful campus, great coaching staff. The coaches want you to do good at everything you do.”

    Villanova, of course, is the reigning NCAA champion and is known for producing guard talent.

    “Villanova, you’re going to be a student first really,” Green said. “A student first, a player second. But their alumni are great, too.”

    Meantime, Temple is also a home school for the Philly native.

    “I love Temple, man,” he said. “I just love Temple. I got a good relationship with them.”

    Asked if he could potentially pick Temple over the others, he said, “I don’t know, it’s gonna see.”

    As for a timetable on a decision he said, “When I feel like committing.”


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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.

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