At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, over one hundred players from North Carolina went on to play at the Division I, II, III or NAIA levels, and that number looks likely to continue increasing with the current senior class. Typically, we take a closer look at guys who are overlooked and underrated, and today’s edition will highlight Nick Green of H.A. Prep Academy Durham.
We’ve seen Green countless times over the last few years, including over the current season, where we featured him in an article, where we stated, “Meanwhile, Green finally seems to have found a place where his game is able to thrive as one of the main cogs. He would’ve been great at Henderson Collegiate, but was forced to relocate due to unforeseen circumstances. While he’s maintained his excellence as a knockdown three-point shooter and overall spot-up threat, Green has clearly made strides as a playmaker and all-around scoring threat. He’s shown an improved willingness to mix up his offensive approach and apply pressure in various ways, whether through one and two-dribble pull-ups or by simply dictating the action with the ball in his hands.”
Since then, Green has only continued to solidify himself as an obvious next-level talent and more than just a shooter. He’s a lethal shooting threat from anywhere along the perimeter and has the ability to access clean looks within two to three dribbles. Green can attack the basket and create for himself or others with relative ease, but also makes an incredible impact as a spot-up threat. He’s a quality defender, rebounder, and overall threat in transition. Green is the type of guy who can overwhelm opponents as a role player or as a primary contributor, which should make him even more appealing to college programs. There’s no doubting his abilities to succeed at the next level, which should have a ton of coaches in pursuit.