The latest on LSU transfer Garrett Green

  • 07/28/2011 8:59 am in

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.

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  • Anonymous

    I think San Diego St. is the team to beat here.  At the end of the day though, bias aside, unless SDSU has some amazing sports managment program we don’t know about he should be in candy stripes next year.  Given what has been posted, they don’t.  Again, this would be great.  Hope it works out.

  • Anonymous

    I think San Diego St. is the team to beat here.  At the end of the day though, bias aside, unless SDSU has some amazing sports managment program we don’t know about he should be in candy stripes next year.  Given what has been posted, they don’t.  Again, this would be great.  Hope it works out.

  • What up ITH! This would be a great addition, but I think we need to look at it as a bonus if it comes through. My guess is that while IU would be a great opportunity for Green, both athletically and academically, he probably ends up on the west coast. 

  • What up ITH! This would be a great addition, but I think we need to look at it as a bonus if it comes through. My guess is that while IU would be a great opportunity for Green, both athletically and academically, he probably ends up on the west coast. 

  • Steve

    http://twitpic.com/5wv59j  Judging from Cody,s smile he is one proud HOOSIER.. Awesome picture

  • Steve

    http://twitpic.com/5wv59j  Judging from Cody,s smile he is one proud HOOSIER.. Awesome picture

  • JerryCT

    I hope he joins the Hoosiers but he is not going to beat out TP . Why ? He likes to shoot ( 180 + shots) , does not shoot as  well as TP % wise, turns the ball over and is not as good a shot blocker. Along with all the other things TP does on the floor like screens, passing, and helping VJ and Hulls defend , already knows the offense & defense Green would need a miracle to start.

    But, if he joins us he will enable Elston and Watford to play positions on the floor they can handle better . I think we will have a surprising season . 

  • JerryCT

    I hope he joins the Hoosiers but he is not going to beat out TP . Why ? He likes to shoot ( 180 + shots) , does not shoot as  well as TP % wise, turns the ball over and is not as good a shot blocker. Along with all the other things TP does on the floor like screens, passing, and helping VJ and Hulls defend , already knows the offense & defense Green would need a miracle to start.

    But, if he joins us he will enable Elston and Watford to play positions on the floor they can handle better . I think we will have a surprising season . 

  • JerryCT

    I hope he joins the Hoosiers but he is not going to beat out TP . Why ? He likes to shoot ( 180 + shots) , does not shoot as  well as TP % wise, turns the ball over and is not as good a shot blocker. Along with all the other things TP does on the floor like screens, passing, and helping VJ and Hulls defend , already knows the offense & defense Green would need a miracle to start.

    But, if he joins us he will enable Elston and Watford to play positions on the floor they can handle better . I think we will have a surprising season . 

  • madnessaddict

    I really dont have a clue what he’s gonna do.  It’s totally out of IU’s hands now.  All we can hope for is that he fell in love with IU, and wants to be a part of it.

  • He said he planned to decide before he graduates from LSU on the 5th.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t know what Green really wants. However, if it is a great graduate program with a national reputation, then it is IU hands down. If it is a chance to become recognized and to have an opportunity to play professionally, then if he plays at IU and IU wins this season, he will be noticed on a national basis. No other basketball program he is looking at can say the same. Plus, the chance to have all of those photos wearing really cool candy-striped pants to show your kids and grand kids is “priceless”!

  • IUJeff

    A co-worker and IU fan already noticed that picture of CZ as my background this morning. He probably has it as his by now. IU will be very competitive this year and I believe they will dance. Only 3 more wins than last year and we are a .500 club. 5th/6th place in the B10 dances.   

  • base

    No comment.

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  • IUeconAlum

    It takes 2 years to complete an M.S. in sports management. When he graduates, IU will likely have make the final four that season and he could add that to his resume as a grad assistant. If he really wants to have a successful career in sports, he should jump on an opportunity to be affiliated with IU hoops. There are so many people out there, coaches, ADs, etc. that have ties to Indiana.

  • IUeconAlum

    It takes 2 years to complete an M.S. in sports management. When he graduates, IU will likely have make the final four that season and he could add that to his resume as a grad assistant. If he really wants to have a successful career in sports, he should jump on an opportunity to be affiliated with IU hoops. There are so many people out there, coaches, ADs, etc. that have ties to Indiana.

  • IUeconAlum

    It takes 2 years to complete an M.S. in sports management. When he graduates, IU will likely have make the final four that season and he could add that to his resume as a grad assistant. If he really wants to have a successful career in sports, he should jump on an opportunity to be affiliated with IU hoops. There are so many people out there, coaches, ADs, etc. that have ties to Indiana.

  • MillaRed

    I would bet your cabin he takes TPs spot at the 5. This kid can play.

  • MillaRed

    I would bet your cabin he takes TPs spot at the 5. This kid can play.

  • MillaRed

    I would bet your cabin he takes TPs spot at the 5. This kid can play.

  • MillaRed

    The time is coming soon when this is a no-brainer. IU over these other schools? What’s to consider? Not sure we are there yet, but that time is coming soon. If Green is a Hoosier, perhaps the time has come.

  • MillaRed

    The time is coming soon when this is a no-brainer. IU over these other schools? What’s to consider? Not sure we are there yet, but that time is coming soon. If Green is a Hoosier, perhaps the time has come.

  • MillaRed

    The time is coming soon when this is a no-brainer. IU over these other schools? What’s to consider? Not sure we are there yet, but that time is coming soon. If Green is a Hoosier, perhaps the time has come.

  • Anonymous

    I agree SDSU is the team to beat. It seems we have a tough go of it trying to get these big guys the last few years in the spring and summer. Well maybe he will pick IU but it seems basketball and history are not the deciding factors for him.

  • Anonymous

    As much as I hope he ends up at IU, don’t forget San Diego St. spent much of last season in the top 10.  I know they aren’t there every year, but they’ve been there since IU has.

  • Anonymous

    As much as I hope he ends up at IU, don’t forget San Diego St. spent much of last season in the top 10.  I know they aren’t there every year, but they’ve been there since IU has.

  • Anonymous

    As much as I hope he ends up at IU, don’t forget San Diego St. spent much of last season in the top 10.  I know they aren’t there every year, but they’ve been there since IU has.

  • JerryCT

    Easy for you bet when you are  betting my assets ……..Ha !

    Yes “he can play” …. in fact he will ……………

    ………… compete with Jones to see who can turn it over the most per touch.

    ……………. compete w TP to see who can foul out the fastest

    ………… compete w Watford to see how few blocked shots he could get

    ………… jack  up 180 shots , as many as Elston & TP combined

    ………… and miss most of them ……. so Hulls can get the rebound

    ( man, I am glad you coach baseball instead of basketball )

  • JerryCT

    Easy for you bet when you are  betting my assets ……..Ha !

    Yes “he can play” …. in fact he will ……………

    ………… compete with Jones to see who can turn it over the most per touch.

    ……………. compete w TP to see who can foul out the fastest

    ………… compete w Watford to see how few blocked shots he could get

    ………… jack  up 180 shots , as many as Elston & TP combined

    ………… and miss most of them ……. so Hulls can get the rebound

    ( man, I am glad you coach baseball instead of basketball )

  • JerryCT

    Easy for you bet when you are  betting my assets ……..Ha !

    Yes “he can play” …. in fact he will ……………

    ………… compete with Jones to see who can turn it over the most per touch.

    ……………. compete w TP to see who can foul out the fastest

    ………… compete w Watford to see how few blocked shots he could get

    ………… jack  up 180 shots , as many as Elston & TP combined

    ………… and miss most of them ……. so Hulls can get the rebound

    ( man, I am glad you coach baseball instead of basketball )

  • MillaRed

    It’s the fouls per minute that is the deal sealer. TP needs to step it up with or without Green.

  • MillaRed

    It’s the fouls per minute that is the deal sealer. TP needs to step it up with or without Green.

  • Anonymous

    Come on now JerryCT!  Next year is a new year.  Bigger and Better things are in store for the Hoosiers! 

  • Anonymous

    I know this is off the article topic but Zak Irvin picking between Butler and Michigan…thoughts?

    I think Beilein is putting pieces together up there at Meeechigan

  • JerryCT

    Well, It does sound a bit negative but in fact I said above I think we will be surprising this season.

    As for Green I would like to see him on the team becasue it organizes our player deployment a lot better to have him.

    WHo knows maybe Cook Hall and our developmnet program will be great for him too

    ( Millared always brings out the worst in me )

  • JerryCT

    Well, It does sound a bit negative but in fact I said above I think we will be surprising this season.

    As for Green I would like to see him on the team becasue it organizes our player deployment a lot better to have him.

    WHo knows maybe Cook Hall and our developmnet program will be great for him too

    ( Millared always brings out the worst in me )

  • JerryCT

    It seems only Carmody, Bo Ryan and Doc Sadler have the decency to leave our state alone. I fear FIfe at MSU after he gets rolling too

  • JerryCT

    It seems only Carmody, Bo Ryan and Doc Sadler have the decency to leave our state alone. I fear FIfe at MSU after he gets rolling too

  • JerryCT

    It seems only Carmody, Bo Ryan and Doc Sadler have the decency to leave our state alone. I fear FIfe at MSU after he gets rolling too

  • JerryCT

    It seems only Carmody, Bo Ryan and Doc Sadler have the decency to leave our state alone. I fear FIfe at MSU after he gets rolling too

  • Jm23

    Great work on this site of staying on top of everythig. In my own selfish request I would love to get an update on mo creek’s status and how he’s coming along. Great kid and when healthy could be the difference between a medicore team and a good ball club. On other note saw highlights of Vic this summer and the kid is going to be a beast.

    Starting lineup next year
    hulls
    mo (if healthy) if not will
    vic
    c wat
    zeller

    Ctc is not going to play three bigs at the same time not his style. Jones is too much a risk at pg with his carless turnovers and countless dribbling that slows our offense to a crawl

  • Andrew

    Think he asked b/c you said Thursday, August 5 in your story…you meant Friday, August 5.  Gunner Kiel!

  • My mistake. Fixed the date.

  • Aceman_Mujezinovic_07

    This gets my vote for best and most likely lineup only if CTC stops being so loyal to VJ3.  I don’t VJ should get an automatic starting spot just because he’s a senior if Will and Vic are ready defensively and know the schemes!  They showed too much promise last year.  Now, if they can’t play within the system or make mental mistakes then okay, but if they are ready they are far, far better athletes on both ends of the floor. 

  • Anonymous

    It’s not exactly like Izzo’s needed any help pulling guys out of Indiana.

  • Q95

    i have never been that excited about this kid coming in for just one year. there’s a good chance he would never buy into the program, and i am not sure how this could affect team chemistry. i am happy with the guys we have and their dedication to the program.

  • eph521

    Not sure about Fife’s pull in Indiana over the long term. Yes he played at IU and coached at IPFW, but he’s from Michigan originally and now has loyalty to a team in Michigan.

  • Q95

    etherington has a lot of developing and a lot of learning to do before he gets quality minutes. i hope he gets there.