May 2, 2007
Big Ten pursues Green
Just before he led his Saginaw High team to the Michigan Class A State
Championship, Draymond Green got the dramatic news. Kentucky head coach
Tubby Smith was leaving Lexington to take the head coaching position at
Minnesota. The development came just about a month after the 6-foot-7,
230-pound power forward gave a verbal commitment to the Wildcats.
The good news was that Green had not signed anything and it wasn't long
before he announced that his recruitment was open once again. This weekend we
caught up with him at the King James Shooting Stars Classic and he confirmed
that he is basically back to square one.
Soon after word broke that Green was on the market again, Big Ten and other
programs jumped in quickly. Among the programs that reportedly offered
were Indiana, Michigan, and Minnesota while Michigan State and Tennessee were
among the programs showing quick or renewed interest.
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