Five-star point guard Quade Green picks Kentucky

Five-star point guard Quade Green picks Kentucky


Five-star point guard Quade Green picks Kentucky


Neumann Goretti (Philadelphia) point guard Quade Green ended his recruitment Saturday night picking Kentucky over Syracuse at his high school’s Hoops Madness event.

Green is, arguably, the best true point guard in the class and should mesh nicely with John Calipari’s annual haul of five-star prospects.

This past summer, Green led the PSA Cardinals (N.Y.) to the Nike Peach Jam finals averaging 14.9 points, 9.8 assists and 3.2 steals per game. Green led the uber-prestigious league in both assists and steals.

It’s unclear how Green’s commitment will affect Kentucky’s pursuit of Norman North (Norman, Okla.) point guard Trae Young, the No. 2 overall point in the ESPN 100.

Young would now be the third point guard commit in the class for Kentucky.

In all likelihood, Green, who is ranked No. 22 overall in the ESPN 100, will be handed the proverbial keys from day one with current Kentucky guards De’Aaron Fox, Isaiah Briscoe and Malik Monk expected to enter the NBA Draft after the season.

As it stands, Green is Kentucky’s fourth commit from the 2017 class, joining Finlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.) forward P.J. Washington, The Patrick School (Elizabeth, N.J.) center Nick Richards and Hamilton Heights (Chattanooga, Tenn.) point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.

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