The latest on LSU transfer Garrett Green

Decision day is looming for LSU transfer Garrett Green, who visited Indiana this past weekend. The 6-foot-11 center said that he’d like to have a decision before Friday, August 5, which is the date he’ll graduate in Baton Rouge.

Green told Inside the Hall he also planned to visit Long Beach State, San Diego State and Wichita State and a report in yesterday’s San Diego Union-Tribune has shed some light on a timeline for a couple of those visits:

With just eight scholarship players currently on the roster for next season, the San Diego State men’s basketball coaches aren’t turning blue.

But they might go Green.

Garrett Green, a 6-foot-11 center from Louisiana State, announced last week that he is transferring for his final season and has SDSU among his finalists. He is expected to visit campus Sunday.

According to the Union-Tribune’s report, a big part of San Diego State’s pitch to Green could be playing time:

He reportedly has been on campus at Indiana and is expected to visit Long Beach State later this week. But one thing the Aztecs can offer that others maybe can’t is ample playing time, especially given the uncertainty of 6-11 center Brian Carlwell’s application for a sixth year of eligibility. Carlwell’s case was forwarded to a secondary committee, pushing the decision into August.

While the lack of personnel on the Aztec roster may very well be a pitch their staff uses, it would come as no surprise if Green was able to unseat Tom Pritchard and slide right in at the five if he opts for Indiana. And based on his comments in his interview with Inside the Hall over the weekend, Green’s decision appears to be coming down to the graduate programs available to him first and then basketball.

  • Anonymous

    Doesn’t this guy know that San Diego means a whale’s vagina? Doesn’t anyone watch movies anymore?

  • Anonymous

    He left Baton Rouge to get to Bloomington.  I doubt he noticed the humidity.

  • Anonymous

    He left Baton Rouge to get to Bloomington.  I doubt he noticed the humidity.

  • http://www.twitter.com/GBuc12 BaseballBuc

    I may have to eat crow (not like it hasn’t happened before) on me saying he’s coming to Indiana. Could be headed elsewhere.

  • http://www.twitter.com/GBuc12 BaseballBuc

    I may have to eat crow (not like it hasn’t happened before) on me saying he’s coming to Indiana. Could be headed elsewhere.

  • Anonymous

    I like your lineup. I would like to see Indiana use a 1-3-1 zone defense, with Hulls at the point, Watford at the FT line and Zeller around the new half-circle. Then have Vic and Will flying around the 3-point line from baseline to beyond the FT line, one on each side. Their athleticism, length and jumping ability will bother those 3- point shots and block more than a few. So this would be a different 1-3-1 from the traditional one where the bottom “1″ runs the full baseline from one side to the other. It should make it hard to penetrate the lane with three defenders to beat down the lane plus an athletic wing to swipe at the ball. This is just an idea, IU will have to master more than one defense to be successful: man, different zones, different presses, etc. But the feel of 2 juniors, 2 sophomores and 1 freshman on the floor is about right for the real beginning of the Crean Era in 2011-12.

  • Anonymous

    I like your lineup. I would like to see Indiana use a 1-3-1 zone defense, with Hulls at the point, Watford at the FT line and Zeller around the new half-circle. Then have Vic and Will flying around the 3-point line from baseline to beyond the FT line, one on each side. Their athleticism, length and jumping ability will bother those 3- point shots and block more than a few. So this would be a different 1-3-1 from the traditional one where the bottom “1″ runs the full baseline from one side to the other. It should make it hard to penetrate the lane with three defenders to beat down the lane plus an athletic wing to swipe at the ball. This is just an idea, IU will have to master more than one defense to be successful: man, different zones, different presses, etc. But the feel of 2 juniors, 2 sophomores and 1 freshman on the floor is about right for the real beginning of the Crean Era in 2011-12.

  • Anonymous

    Zak is a good kid but he plays the same position as Davis and Hartman, just not quite as well. IU needs a big and a point for 2013 to go with our two wings. I hope he goes to Butler but I really don’t care.

  • Anonymous

    So what? They got little or no national TV exposure, little or no national media attention, and they made no “big splash” in the Tournament. I am sure that people in CA know about them, but in Indiana, the DC-VA-MD area, the south, the Big 10 area, Metro NY, etc. not so much.

  • Anonymous

    If I’m running a 1-3-1 trap (and I’d like to see it, too–as a matter of fact I’ve discussed it myself on previous threads,) I don’t know if I want Jordy on the point.  That’s the one guy who has to cover a majority of the floor and I don’t know if he has the foot speed to be effective in that role.

  • Anonymous

    If I’m running a 1-3-1 trap (and I’d like to see it, too–as a matter of fact I’ve discussed it myself on previous threads,) I don’t know if I want Jordy on the point.  That’s the one guy who has to cover a majority of the floor and I don’t know if he has the foot speed to be effective in that role.

  • Anonymous

    If I’m running a 1-3-1 trap (and I’d like to see it, too–as a matter of fact I’ve discussed it myself on previous threads,) I don’t know if I want Jordy on the point.  That’s the one guy who has to cover a majority of the floor and I don’t know if he has the foot speed to be effective in that role.

  • Anonymous

    Why do so many people insist on putting CZ at the 5? and CWat at the 4?
    Aint. Gonna. Happen.

    TP at the 5 (Green 1st sub if he’s IU)
    CZ at the 4 (Elston, Howard sub)
    CW at the 3 (Will, AE rotate subs)
    Vic at the 2 (VJ3, Roth off bench)
    Hulls/Remy split the 1 (Moore off the bench)

    footnotes: i don’t think Mo will be fully back and should redshirt, TP is gonna make all you haters look like fools.

  • sdspacecowboy

    Actually, SDSU has a very well respected sports management MBA program, the only one in the country since its inception associated directly with a big-four league professional team in the Padres.

  • ufo3

    Can Gunner Kiel play Center in basketball?

  • MillaRed

    Who is hating on Pritchard? The best talent belongs on the floor, and Green has more talent.

  • Anonymous

    Hey Milla, don’t make me call Jerry into this;)  I agree that the best  talent belongs on the floor. Sure, Green may be able to fart the school song underwater, but i’m talking about basketball talent.

    I’ve not watched Green over the course of a season, but i have watched TP. Pritchard has never had someone who can share the paint and draw defenders like CZ. I think he’ll get FAR more opportunities around the basket this year because of it.

    I wasn’t calling anyone in particular a hater – my apologies if i ruffled feathers – it was more of a generalization about the crap people dish here on one of our hardest working players. I’ve been down on TP on occasion – but then i remember what role he’s had to fill BY HIMSELF. Glad we’re able to disagree respectfully here.

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