Millard North senior Jasen Green has set two visits in the next two weeks with a few more possible in the near future. The 6-7, 225-pound forward will officially visit Colorado Thursday through Saturday and unofficially visit Iowa State next weekend (September 10-11).
The two in-state schools, Nebraska and Creighton, are heavily involved in Green’s recruitment. In early June Green officially visited Nebraska. Green said he enjoyed his time in Lincoln.
“I haven’t officially made a list but those four (Colorado, Iowa State, Nebraska and Creighton) are the ones that interest me the most and are four schools I’m focusing on right now.”
Nebraska was the first power-conference school to offer Green a scholarship at the end of his freshman year. Husker head coach Fred Hoiberg and his staff were the first to get Green on campus for an official visit in June.
“They are high up on the list because they have obviously been the ones that have been with me the longest and haven’t given up on me,” Green said of NU. “They have been with me since the beginning.”
TCU was next to offer Green in the summer of 2019 followed by Kansas State and Stanford that same summer. Wake Forest came next in October of last year. In July, Creighton, Iowa State, Missouri and Northwestern offered.
Last week he unofficially visited Creighton.
“I just met with the team and talked with Coach McDermott and the academic advisor,” he said. “It was good to just get there and have more in-person conversations.”
NCAA rules permit seniors to take five official visits after their senior year begins. Green took the one official to Nebraska as a junior and could take another to Lincoln in the next few months.
“I might do an official visit at Creighton or Nebraska soon. I am just not sure yet,” he said. “I’ve been to both multiple times and I will decide soon if I need to visit them again.”
One unofficial visit he took in June was to Colorado.
“I really like the players there and they treated me like a family as soon as I got there,” Green said of Colorado. “I talk with coach (Rick) Ray and coach (Tad) Boyle a lot about things other than basketball. If I would go there I feel like I would like it because of how they have recruited me.”
Green has used August to get better while taking some time to rest his body after a grueling AAU season with Nebraska Supreme.
“The first couple weeks after our last AAU tournament have been a little slow for me. I kind of just took a break to make sure I was healthy,” he said. “The last few weeks I have been working every day on shooting off the dribble, which is something I need to work on a lot.”
Green’s family has gone through the recruiting process previously. His sister, Jayna, is in her third year playing basketball at Northwest Missouri State. She has helped him with the recruiting process.
“She has helped me with the things she looked for and the things that she thinks I would look for,” he said of Jayna. ‘Mainly the things to look out for in the recruiting process.”