March 24, 2012
ATHENS, Ohio - Ohio Men’s Basketball has announced the signing of Kadeem Green, a 6-8, 210-pound forward. Green will join the Bobcats for the spring quarter after transferring from Missouri.
Green, a Toronto native, attended United Faith Christian Academy in North Carolina. He then chose to enroll at Missouri over Iowa State, Memphis, Wake Forest and VCU.
Green redshirted during the 2010-11 season and he played in 11 games, averaging 10.5 minutes per contest, this year. During his time with the Tigers, he averaged 3.0 points and 3.1 rebounds, while shooting 71 percent from the floor.
“Kadeem is a long, athletic post player that fits into our system very well and we are excited to have him join our family,” Head Coach John Groce said. “His versatility on both ends of the court will be an extraordinary asset for this team. Having followed him since high school, we are very familiar with ability and progression. He is also an exemplary student-athlete, going above and beyond in the classroom.”
Green suffered a season-ending Achilles injury during his senior year of high school but helped United Faith to consecutive state championships during his time there. He was an all-conference honoree for the Falcons that averaged 16 points and 12 rebounds per game prior to the injury.
During his junior season, Green averaged 11 points, seven rebounds and four blocked shots as United Faith went 32-5. That year culminated in a North Carolina Class 1A state championship and his squad defeated John Wall and United Faith Academy in the title game.
Green is a big-time athlete that runs the floor and can finish inside with athletic scoring moves. He has demonstrated on numerous occasions an ability to get to the rim off the dribble and out-pace opponents in transition. His great length (7-1 wingspan) allows him to be a factor on the glass at both ends of the floor.
Green has a “basketball body” that with continued growth and development in the weight room will pay dividends. He has shown an ability to score in the post with good strength and has comfortable shooting range out on the perimeter. His athleticism allows him to defend both forward positions.