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Journey to the McDAAG: Josh Green

By Pat Lawless, 03/13/19, 9:00PM EDT


Josh Green's path to the McDAAG

His Path to the McDAAG

Josh Green is one of three IMG Academy (FL) players selected to the McDonald’s All-American Game. The Australian native was expected to make one of the biggest events in grassroots basketball since last AAU season with West Coast Elite. In eight games of the Under Armour Association, Josh Green averaged 20.5 points per game on 57 percent shooting. Green is as athletic of a wing as there is in the class and he put that athleticism to full use.

Josh Green has always had a pretty decent reputation coming from Australia but confirmed how good he was at the City of Palms his sophomore season with Hillcrest Prep. National Basketball Analyst Corey Evans talked to Prep Circuit about his first impression of Green.

“What really stood out about Josh from first glance was just the way that he played, how competitive he was and the fact that he seemed to always be a step ahead compared to others. His instincts are off of the charts and when paired with his athleticism and toughness, what you have now is the ideal two-way threat that can play many positions and on both ends of the floor. He has steadily improved within every facet of his game which makes him an elite prospect within the current senior class.”

What's Next?

Green’s next stop after high school is to the University of Arizona. Green is part of a huge recruiting class for the Wildcats, which includes his AAU teammate Nico Mannion. Head coach Sean Miller will have two immediate impact players who already have built up plenty of chemistry together in AAU. Getting big named recruits is nothing new to Arizona, but Green is definitely a game changer for Miller and his staff. The first part of his game that stands out about Green is his freak athleticism, but one part of his game that can’t be forgotten about is the energy he brings on both ends. He is a proven winner and a player Wildcat fans should grow to love.

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