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Recruiting roulette: Updates on Jalen Green & the class of 2020

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The best player in high school basketball is no question 2020 5-star shooting guard Jalen Green. He has proved to be dominant against all competition since he was 16. Though some analysts have ranked such prospects as Evan Mobley, Cade Cunningham or Makur Maker over him, the best player on the floor is always Jalen Green. Making my normal rounds to close sources involving prospects, I asked about Green and got some answers.

Rod Hampton, the father of RJ Hampton, recently said stated that he was trying to recruit Jalen Green overseas. Well everyone should calm down because that’s not going to happen unless some serious money is headed Greens way. Jalen Green is no question going to be the number one overall draft pick in the 2021 NBA draft. His showing in this past EYBL showed a statement like no other displaying evolvement in his all-around game.

The school recruiting Jalen Green the hardest has now changed. Memphis used to be the clear favorite, but they’ve recruited a high profile class which the future of the program depends on. They are locked in to make this a successful season and have slacked off showing the attention it once showed Green.

Now Kentucky is recruiting Jalen Green the hardest. 2021 number one prospect Terrance Clarke commits on September 14th. He is considering reclassifying to 2020 if he does Jalen Green will not commit to Kentucky. Green visits the wildcats on October  16-19 and the Tigers October 2-5. The next team recruiting him the hardest is Oregon which Green visits September 13-15.

Auburn is an interesting case, the program is held in high regard by Green and depending on how the visit goes you could see them move up Greens list. USC gets the third visit in a busy September for top prospect on dates 6-8. He sees both west coast programs in a two-week span. Oregon has continued to impress NBA prospects every recruiting class to commit while USC is another program that really fits Jalen’s style of play and has another west coast elite prospect Evan Mobley.

Green respects every program on the same level and everyone has a fair shot at the next basketball star. Everyone get it out your heads now who has a clear lead. A big name powerhouse does not wow Jalen he is big-time enough. A top prospect or a close relationship won’t make him commit to a school. His mother Bree wants to move out of the west coast but that doesn’t mean they will. The decision is definitely not clear and will come down to the wire, prepare for an eye-opening thrill.


Jalen Green – Kentucky

Josh Christopher – Kentucky

Sharife Cooper – Auburn

Ziaire Williams – Duke

Makur Maker – overseas

Scottie Barnes – Oregon

Greg Brown – Texas

Jalen Suggs – Gonzaga

Che Evans Jr. – San Diego State

Cliff Omoruyi – Pittsburgh

Moses Moody – Arkansa

Isaiah Todd – Kentucky

Walker Kessler – Duke

Byrce Thompson – Michigan State

Cameron Thomas – LSU

DJ Seward – Duke

Isaiah Jackson – Michigan State

Earl Timberlake – North Carolina

Lance Ware – Kentucky

Mark Williams – Duke

Kyree Walker – Kansas

Lynn Greer III – Temple

Henry Coleman – Duke

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