It's not always easy to project big guys from high school to college. Sometimes they continue to develop (and grow), and other times they simply don't. For Donte Green, a 6-foot-9 junior PF from Towson Catholic HS in Maryland, things are all starting to come together going into his junior year, and he seems poised to make the leap from prospect to can't miss star.
Green had his coming out party in April of this year when his Mt. Royal/Team Melo squad took the 16 and under title at the Boo Williams Invitational. Green had grown a bit, but more impressive was his active play around the basket, and his ability to step away and knock down the 15 footer along the baseline.
Fast forward to September of this year and Green, the nation's #35 prospect nationally in the junior class, has once again transformed his game. He is running the floor on the break and playing above the rim, as well as having extended his shooting range to the three point line. His showing at the Charlie Weber Fall Hoop Classic a couple of weeks ago has placed him into the bonafide stud category.
Green is no secret to college coaches, who've lined up in droves to make early scholarship offers.
"I've got Syracuse, Kansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Georgetown, North Carolina, Connecticut, NC State, Miami, Texas, Florida State, Virginia Tech, and Virginia on my list right now," Green said. "They've all offered."
Green has already visited Syracuse, Maryland, Georgetown, and NC State, and has visits scheduled to Indiana for midnight madness and Virginia Tech on November 5th for their football game against Miami. He says that he has no leader and is still open to other schools getting involved.
He averaged 15 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 blocks per game last season for a young, but talented Towson Catholic squad who finished 25-11, and lost to Calvert Hall in the Baltimore Catholic League Semi-Finals.