Point guard Erick Green made a tough decision this summer, choosing to transfer from defending state champion Millbrook (Winchester, VA) to Paul VI in Fairfax, Virginia. The 6-2 senior is happy with the decision; a move he believes will help him prepare on and off the court for his time at Virginia Tech.
“It has been going great,” Green said of his time at Paul VI. “I like the school and enjoy the people. It is a great academic school and it will help get me ready for college. We work out three times a week and do weight training. The weight training has really helped me so far. I’ve increased my bench and gained weight. I’m up to 177 pounds; I came in at 168 or 169.”
Transferring schools has been a bit of an adjustment for Green, who is feeling more and more comfortable with the move.
“I’m missing my friends and family the most,” Green said. “Not being able to see my mother and father right away was tough. It is hard, but my mother told me you have to make sacrifices to get better.”
Region Player of the Year last year for Millbrook, Green eagerly awaits the increased competition he will face this season. Practice begins in November, but the state of Virginia product has been tested in pick-up games with his new teammates.
“I can already tell there is a big difference. I get pushed pretty good already, usually by Deon [Jones], who is a bigger guy who plays the three. We go at it all the time,” Green said. “When the season gets here, I know the competition will be huge. In pretty much every game we are going to go up against kids who are going to Division 1 schools. Every game will be big-time. I’m looking forward to the challenge.”
Green averaged 18 points per game last season and feels good about his offensive game. It is in another area that he wishes to improve this season.
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