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Friday, June 01, 2007

The Philadelphia Inquirer Also Reports Green May Return to Hoyas

In a similar vein to Andy Katz's story on, The Philadelphia Inquirer is also reporting that Jeff Green may forgo the NBA to return to the Hilltop.

"Things could change," Green told reporters yesterday during a break from the NBA's pre-draft camp. "Something could go wrong in the workout and persuade me to go back to school."

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Green seems conflicted when talking about his possible return.

"We could come back and probably be a top-five team and have the opportunity to win a national championship," Green said. "That has been one of the things I have been looking at."

On the other hand, he would not have been invited to the pre-draft camp, along with the likes of Ohio State's Greg Oden and Texas' Kevin Durant, if the NBA did not value his talent.

"It's very encouraging that I have been invited here and it's one of the things that could possibly persuade me to stay in the draft and hire an agent," Green said. "Seeing how the NBA sees me as one of the top players in the draft, it's one of the things you have to look at in this process."

Of particular interest (to me anyway) in the Inquirer's coverage of this big Georgetown story is it's discussion of Jeff's physical presentation.

The 10 other players at the news conference wore shorts and polo shirts, but Green was attired in a dress shirt and tie.

"You have to present yourself well," Green said. "You are interviewing for a job, so you have to look nice."

All year long we've talked about the great image the Hoya players have presented under JTIII. They always show up to interviews, etc. in suits and ties. I'm glad to see that Jeff has taken this important life lesson to heart. In a day and age where NBA players seem resigned to the lowest common denominator in all things sartorial, Jeff, and the rest of the Hoyas, are a breath of fresh air.

Because a picture is worth a thousand words, here you go...

1 comment:

Stafford said...

gotta love corey brewer. i believe a total IQ of over 40.