Class of 2017 point guard Quade Green faced his biggest challenge on the EYBL circuit when in Hampton, he led the PSA Cardinals onto the court without their star big man Mohamed Bamba.
Bamba, a five-star power forward, watched from the bench as Green willed the Cardinals to a 4-0 record over the weekend, putting PSA in a prime spot to make Peach Jam next month.
Following PSA’s opening game blowout victory against New York Lightning, Green understated the team’s performance.
“I felt good,” Green said. “We had Mo out with a high ankle sprain, so we played okay.”
Over the next three games, Green would do just about everything to ensure PSA wins, whether it was scoring from deep, attacking the hoop or dishing out (he has 10 or more assists in nine of the Cardinals’ 11 games).
According to Green, it helps that most of the team lives in or around New York, allowing the team to gel during the week.
“We were practicing all day [in Hampton], plus three times a weekend back in New York,” Green said.
Even without his favorite target on the court, Green’s uncanny ability to make the right pass was out on display in Hampton.
At six-feet, Green isn’t among the tallest point guard in his class but scoring touch plus ability to read defenses has made him a hot commodity.
Green said that the schools talking to him the most are Arizona, Syracuse, Michigan, Michigan State, USC and UCLA.
Book Richardson is the lead recruiter for Arizona.