Anthony Green to prep at Tilton

Anthony Green has been slowly coming out from under the radar in recent months. That is sure to continue, and perhaps at an accelerated pace, as the big man will do a post-graduate year at Tilton in 2014-15.

The Boston Globe reported that Green was considering this while leading his North Quincy team to the Division I South sectional final this season. The 6’9″ big man will do the post-graduate year and is looking forward to the developmental opportunities it will present.

“I want to get faster and be able to shoot the jumper,” Green told City Hoops Recruiting. He added that he wants to adjust to the speed of the game at a higher level. “It’s not going to be easy transitioning from high school. I know I’m going to have to step my game up to another level.”

The process of getting into a prep school started last year, and it didn’t take long. Green and his family only checked out a couple of schools in detail, and from visiting Tilton a couple of times said they knew it was the right one.

His North Quincy team had just one loss on the season before Catholic Memorial beat them in the Division I South sectional final to advance to the Boston Garden. They got that far in large part due to his presence defensively, as he can block shots and rebound with any big man in the state. Offensively, his game still needs plenty of work, but he’s embraced the fact that he can change games defensively. He’s also not a project, so there is reason to believe the offense will come along in time.

Away from the court, the soft-spoken Green is a very good student who will ultimately have plenty of colleges to choose from. The year of prep will be strictly for basketball, especially as he will not turn 18 until August. Scholarship offers haven’t come yet, but he lists interest primarily from mid-major schools at the Division I level, and in time more will be added.

Green will play with the B.O.E.S. (Ballin’ Out & Exceptional Skills) program this spring and summer, where he has played since last March. They started to get him more exposure and improve his game, leading to the breakout year he had this season. This spring and summer, they plan to get to more tournaments to get him the necessary exposure to college coaches before they head to Tilton in the fall to see him.

Tilton had a rough end to the 2013-14 season after several players were booted off the team during the season. They are looking to regroup next season, and adding an emerging inside presence like Green is a good start to that end.

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