Green, a 6-foot-4, 185-pound junior, is intriguing to me for several reasons, most notably that he's a rare transfer up from the Division III level. Green spent his first two seasons lighting up the scoreboard at Cabrini (Pa.) College, averaging 17.2 points, 6.1 rebounds, two assists, two steals, and 1.8 blocks in 34.9 minutes per game as a sophomore. I'm trying to think of the last Gannon transfer from the DIII ranks ... and I'm coming up blank.
Green also has perhaps the most artistic highlight tape I've ever seen. Check it out here -- it starts in black-and-white and then features a multitude of plays in rapid fire fashion shot from multiple angles. What probably made John Reilly happiest was
And maybe it was the frenetic video clips that made me hallucinate, but if I didn't know better I'd think this was a highlight tape for former Gannon great Gibran Smith. Watch Green's tape then this film on Smith, and I bet you a box of Audi popcorn you'll agree they're brothers from another mother -- similar body type, similar athleticism, plus the long sleeve on the right arm.
I'm not sure whether Green will be redshirted this season or not -- heck, I just noticed he was on the roster while eating a sandwich over lunch today -- but his official Gannon bio says "Green is expected to compete for playing time at guard or forward during his first season at Gannon in 2016-17."
Here's some more Gannon Hoops news you can use:
- The 2016-17 PSAC preseason coaches poll was announced today, and the Knights are predicted to finish fourth in the West. Also, no GU players were named to the preseason all-PSAC team. As always, Division II preseason polls are strictly for entertainment purposes; to draw conclusions from them is ridiculous.
- Oct. 31will include the traditional trick-or-treating for the kids, but the next night is a bigger treat for all of us. The annual Maroon and Gold event is slated for Nov. 1 at 6:30 PM at the Hammermill Center. It's not a scrimmage like it used to be (it's now a completely staged event), but it's still nice to sit in the plush seats and hear the sneakers squeaking.
- As I write this, we're barely over two weeks away from the season's official tip-off when the Knights face Livingstone (N.C.) at the Glenville State (W.Va.) Tip-Off Classic. Keep in mind, though, that the world could end Nov. 8 if the United States elects the wrong person as President.