With no shortage of elite level big men in the class of 2008 power forwards are separating themselves this spring with their play on the hardwood. Alabama big man Jamychal Green is letting his game do the talking this go round on the grassroots circuit.
The 6-foot-8, 225-pound power forward from St. Jude High School in Montgomery stood nose to nose with the likes of Greg Monroe, Ed Davis, Ty Walker and 2009 studs Kyle Hardrick and Daniel Orton.
Each time out, Green walked off the court with a notch in his belt as a job well done against some of his fellow five-star players. Green said he learned a little something about himself after the evaluation period.
"I learned that I can play with anybody," he said. "I just have to go out there and play hard. It was a great confidence booster playing guys like Greg Monroe and other good people. I learned that I compete with whoever I step onto the floor with."
He also learned that he is one coveted player in the 2008 class.
At the Wallace Prather Memorial Classic, Green offered up a list of Georgia Tech, Florida, Virginia, Marquette, Alabama, Auburn and Ole Miss. He admitted a pair of new schools has joined the race.
"It changed a little bit but it's the same schools. I have Indiana and North Carolina now looking at me," Green said.
With offers from some of the nation's top programs, Green said he doesn't have any plans to cut his list down or even take any visits.
"No one is standing out. I'm still open," he said. 'Honestly, I'm not sure yet. That's why I'm looking at everyone the same."
It doesn't come as a big surprise that his focus is not on recruiting. Instead, he has some short term goals to conquer first.
"We have to win us a tournament. We haven't won one yet," he said.