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5-star wing Josh Green talks UK interest

Kentucky is starting to show more interest in the top-10 recruit, and Green seems to be a long way from making a decision.

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Josh Green’s recruitment has picked up over the course of the summer. The 5-star wing has shot up in Rivals’ national rankings to No. 10 in the 2019 class.

He currently holds multiple offers from big time programs, but still doesn’t hold any offers from blue blood programs like North Carolina or Kentucky. That is starting to change as Green has been impressive on the summer travel ball circuit.

Jon Hale with the Courier-Journal recently posted a video interview in which Green talked about all the schools involved in his recruitment. He was pretty high on the USC Trojans and the Arizona Wildcats. Both schools have been involved in his recruitment for a while now and he has developed some strong relationships.

However, that hasn’t stopped Green from welcoming the newer schools to the table. Particularly the North Carolina Tarheels and the Kentucky Wildcats.

In response to a question about Kentucky potentially being too late in his recruitment Green said:

“Right now I’m still completely open. Nothing will change until I really do make my list. If a school shows high interest in me I’m definitely going to take a look into it. I’m wide open.”

Green also spoke highly of John Calipari and his coaching style.

“Just [very] professional. You can look at all the players in the NBA and how he’s developed them as players. I’ve heard he’s one of the toughest coaches as well, just at practice and everything: getting in your face, getting you ready to go. I mean, I like that personally; I like tough coaches.”

Green has yet to finalize the list of schools that he is interested in and seems to be taking his time in deciding. The 6’5”, 185-pound wing has the skills to make a big impact on whichever program he chooses, and I think it’s safe to say that Calipari and his staff want to make sure Kentucky has a chance to land Green.

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