Garrett Green chooses San Diego State

  • 08/06/2011 9:13 pm in

Garrett Green is headed to San Diego State for his final season of college basketball.

Edward Lewis from the San Diego State Rivals affiliate, AztecSportsReport, was the first to report the news and Green confirmed his decision with Inside the Hall on Saturday evening.

“This decision was so hard,” Green said. “It was so hard on me. But I had to base everything off of grad school. That’s the reason why I left (LSU) was for my education.”

Green, who graduated from LSU on Friday, chose San Diego State over Indiana, Long Beach State and Wichita State.

The 6-foot-11 center averaged 6.3 points and 5.1 rebounds in 18 minutes per game last year for the Tigers.

Green said his visit to Bloomington on July 22 and 23 was almost enough to sway him towards the Hoosiers.

“Coach (Tom) Crean absolutely blew me away,” he said. “I think he’s an amazing coach. He’s a really, really good guy. When I came down there on my visit, he was helping me out so much. I couldn’t ask for more.”

Green will join a San Diego State program that finished 34-3 a season ago but will be tasked with replacing four starters, including the No. 15 pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, Kawhi Leonard.

While the Hoosiers finished as his runner-up, the California native had nothing but positive remarks for the IU program.

“I still believe in Indiana. I know how bad they want it,” he said. “From playing pick up and talking with them, just talking basketball, they all want it.”

Related:

Garrett Green commits to San Diego State (Hoosier Scoop)
SDSU basketball lands 6-11 LSU transfer (San Diego Union-Tribune)
Garrett Green takes final visit to Wichita State (August 3, 2011)
The latest on LSU transfer Garrett Green (July 28, 2011)
Q & A: Garrett Green talks about Indiana visit (July 23, 2011)
A look at Garrett Green’s potential impact at Indiana (July 22, 2011)
LSU transfer Garrett Green will visit Indiana (July 19, 2011)

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  • Anonymous

    Good point, I didn’t think about that.  Still, it’s not like he’s playing in the Patriot League. 

    And as for the women—I get it.  I wish I’d have had that kind of eye candy at USI.  There may be one other woman he’s thinking about that you guys aren’t considering–his mother.  She’s not as far away and I bet (in Garrett’s eyes,) she’s the best cook in the world!

  • Anonymous

    He doesn’t have it yet?

  • Anonymous

    He doesn’t have it yet?

  • Anonymous

    He doesn’t have it yet?

  • Anonymous

    He doesn’t have it yet?

  • Anonymous

    He doesn’t have it yet?

  • Anonymous

    He doesn’t have it yet?

  • Anonymous

    I totally disagree! 😉

  • MillaRed

    Silly Marcus

  • Anonymous

    It was a “personal” (I used his name) “observation” (based on his own statements). I did not attack him in any fashion. I did not say that his not wanting to “work hard” was either bad or the reason he choose SDSU. Most of us prefer to work “smart” over “hard”. But if you don’t have great talent and do not work “smart”, then you better work “hard”. I did say that he made the “right choice” given his priorities. I also said that right now, for a one-year player of modest production over a 4 year college career, we only need and want players who want to “bust-their-rears”. How could he ever play over Pritchard if Pritchard was healthy and not fouled out? Tom Pritchard has worked “hard” for 3 plus years. Personally, I would prefer that Pritchard worked “smarter” or had more talent and did not have to work so “hard”!

  • Anonymous

    It was a “personal” (I used his name) “observation” (based on his own statements). I did not attack him in any fashion. I did not say that his not wanting to “work hard” was either bad or the reason he choose SDSU. Most of us prefer to work “smart” over “hard”. But if you don’t have great talent and do not work “smart”, then you better work “hard”. I did say that he made the “right choice” given his priorities. I also said that right now, for a one-year player of modest production over a 4 year college career, we only need and want players who want to “bust-their-rears”. How could he ever play over Pritchard if Pritchard was healthy and not fouled out? Tom Pritchard has worked “hard” for 3 plus years. Personally, I would prefer that Pritchard worked “smarter” or had more talent and did not have to work so “hard”!

  • Anonymous

    That is a fair question. Green invested 4 years in LSU basketball. He said many nice things about the coaches, the other players, the program. However, he did not feel that he had anything from his previous “work” to build on for the 5th year. He wanted a new start, but only for a 1 year commitment. To me that means that he is not interested in “hard work” athletically. He did state that he preferred to “network” in Southern CA over the academic rigors of a top 20 business program like IU. To me this means that he is not interested in “hard work” academically. Networking can be hard work, it is just not academic work. I do not believe in generalizing about “people from CA”, whatever that might mean. I do believe in interpretation of data to draw conclusions about specific fact situations even with sparse evidence. Often all you have is sparse evidence.

  • Anonymous

    That is a fair question. Green invested 4 years in LSU basketball. He said many nice things about the coaches, the other players, the program. However, he did not feel that he had anything from his previous “work” to build on for the 5th year. He wanted a new start, but only for a 1 year commitment. To me that means that he is not interested in “hard work” athletically. He did state that he preferred to “network” in Southern CA over the academic rigors of a top 20 business program like IU. To me this means that he is not interested in “hard work” academically. Networking can be hard work, it is just not academic work. I do not believe in generalizing about “people from CA”, whatever that might mean. I do believe in interpretation of data to draw conclusions about specific fact situations even with sparse evidence. Often all you have is sparse evidence.

  • Anonymous

    That is a fair question. Green invested 4 years in LSU basketball. He said many nice things about the coaches, the other players, the program. However, he did not feel that he had anything from his previous “work” to build on for the 5th year. He wanted a new start, but only for a 1 year commitment. To me that means that he is not interested in “hard work” athletically. He did state that he preferred to “network” in Southern CA over the academic rigors of a top 20 business program like IU. To me this means that he is not interested in “hard work” academically. Networking can be hard work, it is just not academic work. I do not believe in generalizing about “people from CA”, whatever that might mean. I do believe in interpretation of data to draw conclusions about specific fact situations even with sparse evidence. Often all you have is sparse evidence.