Quade Green came into the 17th annual Danny Rumph Classic with no shortness of confidence.
No surprise who the player of the game was:
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The former Neumann-Goretti star has only played in one previous Rumph tournament, winning the championship with Team Rex6.
“And we’re gonna win it again this year,” said Green after taking down Team FOE in an opening-night nailbiter. “It’s my city, man. I love this city. It’s where I grew up. My heart and soul here. So, anything I can do for the city, that’s what I do, man.”
Green poured in 25 points and 6 assists – both game highs – along with 5 rebounds.
His biggest play of the night came with a two-point deficit and under 10 seconds to go. He swiped the ball off a dribble hand-off circling the left side of the floor. Green pulled up into a 3-point attempt vying for a game winner.
He was fouled. Made all three free throws with a second left, giving Rex6 the lead and ultimately the win.
A 6-foot guard, Green was a five-star recruit in the class of 2017, and committed to play at Kentucky. He played two seasons with the Wildcats before transferring to Washington. Green was able to get more playing time with the Huskies and across his two seasons at Washington averaged 14 points per game.
Green declared for the 2021 NBA Draft where he went undrafted. He’s now with the Denver Nuggets G-League affiliate, Grand Rapids Gold.
Every facet of Green’s game was on display Thursday night. He knifed through the lane, finishing at the rim among the trees. His quick first step helped create space in the mid-range. And he wasn’t afraid to let it fly from 30-plus feet.
“I just grew up watching [the Rumph] all my life, being in Philly. I used to come when I was little and I always wanted to play in this… We’re going back-to-back. They got to come for us.”