N.C. senior Chance Greene is the latest incarnation of Jason Williams, even if no one has seen him

N.C. senior Chance Greene is the latest incarnation of Jason Williams, even if no one has seen him

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N.C. senior Chance Greene is the latest incarnation of Jason Williams, even if no one has seen him

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In the future, we may look back on Chance Greene fondly as the most entertaining high school hoops star who no one knew existed until he was already gone.

Greene, a senior point guard for Voyager Academy, is 5-foot-10 and 140 pounds soaking wet. He looks like a middle school ball boy more than a breakneck high school basketball star. Incredibly, Greene is the latter.

In his final high school campaign, and possibly the final competitive campaign of his basketball career writ large, Greene led Voyager to the North Carolina Class 1A state title. He did it with exceptional ball handling and the kind of court vision that is felt intuitively, not taught. According to MaxPreps, the diminutive guard averaged nearly six assists per game to go with nearly 15 points and just more than three rebounds per contest.

Still, it was the more ephemeral qualities of Greene’s game — and his propensity for the occasional mean mug and celebratory outburst — that qualify his highlights as truly must see.

The hope is that Greene will find a collegiate home somewhere he can continue playing basketball, because we’d like to see another of these highlight reels in the future. For now his collegiate port of call remains a mystery, though his final prep season should put to rest any concerns that his body type alone will keep him from competing at the next level.

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