Josh Green is Australia’ next basketball superstar, with the dynamic wing from New South Wales signing his national letter of intent so attend Arizona on his 18th birthday after verbally comitting to the Wildcats back in October.
His commitment will see him join IMG Academy team-mate Nico Mannion who also signed his national letter of intent just days earlier. The Wildcats have hit the jackpot with their 5-star recruits, luring two of the best young players across the country to their program.
It’s Official… 🐻⬇️🌵 pic.twitter.com/0tJ8zv9RW8
— Josh Green (@josh_green6) November 16, 2018
Green who stands at 6’6, is tipped to be a ‘one-and-done’ player just liek Ben Simmons before him, is widely projected to be a top 10 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. The Sydney native had narrowed down his final school choices to Kansas, North Carolina, Villanova, USC and UNLV, but chose to link with his back-court partner in Arizona.
— Overtime (@overtime) November 17, 2018
Green has spent the previous four years in the United States honing his talent at the well renowned IMG Academy in Florida. The two guard is considered to be arguably the purest athletes in his class, and features a consistent jumper and the ability to create for himself off the dribble and finish at the rim.
Despite playing basketball in Florida, Green and his family are based out of Phoenix. While the decision to play at Arizona wasn’t based entirely around proximity to family, it was certainly a factor in the decision.