Had a chance to speak with 2023 guard Braelon Green, one of the top prospects in the class out of Michigan, just regarding his final five schools, the Nike EYBL, and more recently.
He is a 6-foot-3 guard who is recently coming off an injury that held him out most of his junior season with highly ranked Dream City Christian (AZ).
Braelon had earned offers from Michigan State, Alabama, Kansas, Eastern Michigan, Arizona State, Maryland, Mississippi State, Missouri, USC, and others before recently cutting his list to five schools.
Schools like Arizona State, Tennessee, Michigan State, Texas, and Kansas recently made his final five list of programs. I asked Green to give a quick breakdown on each of those five schools and why they are his main priority.
“Kansas is such a historical school, they produce pros. Tennessee, they have an NBA staff. Coach Barnes has produced lots of guards. Michigan State is home sweet home, Coach Izzo is a hall of fame coach and I have a great relationship with the staff. Arizona State, I have a good relationship with the staff, and Coach Hurley let’s his guys play. Texas is a family atmosphere. It’s in a beautiful place, I love the way coach Beard coaches, and he let’s the guards play. Also, his main focus is on defense.” He described.
In terms of visits, Braelon told me he has already taken visits to schools like Arizona State and Michigan State already and plans on taking a visit to Texas in July, no specific date just yet.
Now as stated earlier, Braelon is coming off an injury that held him out most of his junior season and he is now getting back into his basketball routine running in the Nike EYBL with his hometown team, The Family (MI).
“It hurt me mentally not being able to play. I second guess myself because I need to get back in rhythm, it’s been very fun playing this summer though. My team is doing great and I think we have a chance to win Peach Jam.” Braelon told me after asking him how did it feel not being able to play?
The 6-foot-3 guard told me he is returning to Dream City Christian (AZ), located just outside of Phoenix, for his senior season. The Eagles are currently ranked in the top-25 preseason national rankings according to The High School Circuit.
I asked Braelon what expectations does he have with his team this upcoming season? What are some of his personal goals does he want to accomplish?
“My goal for my senior season is just to get better and college ready. I want to come into college not shocked and ready to make an impact. For Dream City, I expect us to win the Grind Session and hopefully make it to GEICO (Nationals) next season.” He answered.
Green told me he also plans on improving his game and developing before heading to college in a couple years. “I need to become a consistent shooter again, my shoulder kinda threw me off and my timing is bad sometimes.” He tells me.