At the Championship Series Summer Jam in Mequon, Wisc., Brannen Greene provided further evidence that he will be an impact player at Kansas.
Greene will be a welcomed addition to the Kansas line up.
Constant improvement is the the glaring theme for Greene's game. At 6-foot-7 he has always been an impressive shooter, but now he is shooting with more ease from deeper range and utilizing the dribble to create space for his smooth shooting stroke.
Physically, he is getting stronger and showing more of a willingness to play tough defense and fight for the ball on the glass.
At Kansas he will stretch the defense with his shooting range and put pressure on the defense with his ability to make plays at the basket as a driver and rebounder.
Jayhawk fans should anticipate a slightly less athletic Brandon Rush but also a better shooter in Brannen Greene.
Tim Quarterman (2013 combo guard, Atlanta Celtics)
Greene and his teammate Quarterman are developing a nice chemistry. Quarterman has pretty much taken over the point guard duty for the Celtics and thrives on setting up scorers like Greene.
An all purpose guard at 6-foot-5, Quarterman is steadily grabbing the attention of college coaches. He recently picked up offers from LSU, Texas, Missouri and Wake Forest to go along with prior offers from Murray State, George Mason, Georgia, Florida State, Memphis, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and UCLA.
Quarterman noted that George Mason and former Georgia Tech coach Paul Hewitt are recruiting him the hardest.
Nick Fuller (2013 small forward, Wisconsin Swing)
Fuller is up there with the top "do it all, glue type players" in the 2013 class. He doesn't have the athleticism of an elite small forward like Aaron Gordon, but Fuller is tough, intelligent and as skilled as any small forward out there.
Against Urban DFW, Fuller defended in the post, rebounded, was the secondary ball handler, passed well and scored 24 points from a variety areas of the court.
Head coaches from Minnesota and Iowa were watching closely, and after the game Fuller listed Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa and Creighton. All but Iowa have offered.
Bronson Koenig (2013 combo guard, Wisconsin Swing)
Koenig hit some big jumpers early in the game, and then settled into a ball handling and distributing mode for the rest of the game. He did more than an admirable job handling the defensive pressure of Urban DFW.
He will remind Wisconsin fans of former Badger combo guard Jason Bohannon.
Luke Fischer (2013 power forward, Wisconsin Swing)
When Fischer had some space to operate in the post, he made some impressive moves. When bodies were jammed against him, he struggled. The key for Fischer at Indiana will be how much stronger he can get so he is not just a finesse player and can successfully operate in thick traffic.
Emmanuel Mudiay (2014 combo guard, Texas Select)
Mudiay never tried to impose himself on the game as a scorer, limiting his jump shots. He did on occasion get to the rim, and overall did a superb job of drawing the defense and setting up his teammates.
Still wide open in his recruitment, Mudiay listed Arizona, Baylor, Texas, Kentucky, Texas A&M, Missouri and Oklahoma.
Isaiah Whitehead (2014 shooting guard, Juice All Stars)
Whitehead is a tough one on one match up. He plays with strong leverage on the dribble and can make plays off tough changes of direction. If he can find a consistency with his jumper, his scoring game will achieve a whole other level.
He listed offers from Syracuse, Rutgers, Iowa State, Connecticut, UCLA and St. Johns. He noted that a little interest is coming from Kentucky. Whitehead wouldn't quite say Syracuse was his leader, but he was quick to say that Carmelo Anthony is his favorite player and that does help Syracuse in his recruitment.
Kevon Looney (2014 combo forward, Milwaukee Rebels)
Looney resembles Kevin Durant and he has the potential to develop a Kevin Durant type game. With his extraordinary length for his position, Looney has the skill level to become a lethal scorer. He did an impressive job Friday drawing fouls and getting to the free throw line in his 22 point effort.
He listed offers from Wisconsin, Marquette, Georgetown, Tennessee, Michigan, Michigan State and Cincinnati. Kansas, North Carolina, Kentucky, Stanford and Missouri are showing interest.
Johnathan Motley (2013 power forward, Houston Defenders)
The Harrison twins command the spotlight, but Motley is a terrific prospect in his own right. He is long, athletic and full of potential.
Offers from Houston, Baylor, SMU, Richmond and Oregon top his list. He is also considering offer from Maryland and interest from Kansas and Texas.
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