Five-star signee Arizona Basketball signee Josh Green helped his team win the GEICO High School National Championship.
Productive. Leading up to his freshman year for Arizona basketball, Josh Green has been putting in work these last couple of months. From taking part in the McDonalds All-American game to helping IMG Academy capture the GEICO High School National Championships, to getting ready to take part in the Nike Hoop Summit later this month, he is getting his reps in.
Winning championships seems to be a common theme this month for Arizona Athletics. First, it was the Arizona Women’s Basketball team who went on a magical run to capture their second WNIT Title, last done in 1996. Then Green helped IMG Academy to win the GEICO National Championship over defending champs La Lumiere 65-55. He finished with 19 points.
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This is the first time ever IMG Academy has won any sort of title in any sport. They came from 16 points down in the semifinals against Montverde, before winning on fast break slam dunk, unreal. In the championship game, IMG Academy went up early 15-8 after the first quarter, but then their opponent came back and kept it close throughout.
The combination of Green, Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (former Arizona Wildcat recruit and MVP of the Championships) and Jaden Springer helped IMG Academy capture the title. Green was efficient on offensive, shooting 7-12 from the field and 2-6 from three point land and had two assists.
Besides his shooting touch, his ability to take off down the court and finish with authority is something Wildcat fans will see a lot of next season.
As Green continues to play this spring and summer against elite talent, it will make him that much more confident and ready to go next season for the Wildcats. He will have an immediate impact for the Wildcats, but expectations will be high for this five-star recruit. Many expect he will bring the Wildcats back to the top of the Pac-12 and college basketball. That is a lot of pressure for an 18 year old, but something tells me he will be just fine.
Next up for Green is the Nike World Summit, in which he will be playing alongside his good friend and future Wildcat teammate Nico Mannion. These two will be scary duo. Both have played together quite a lot and have developed a strong bond and team chemistry.
At Zona Zealots, we would like to congratulate Josh Green on adding another title to his basketball career. Wildcats fans hopefully look forward to him bringing a couple more trophies back to Tucson. Bear Down, Arizona!