Friday, October 12, 2007

Donte' Greene (Updated 3:49 P.M.)

The 2007-2008 Syracuse University’s Men’s Basketball Team will hold its first official practice tonight.
(Photo courtesy of

The Orange got Freshman Donte’ Greene, a 6’11 (though he's listed at 6'8 and 6'9 elsewhere) forward out of Baltimore, to play for them this year. Sound familiar? Actually, Greene says he patterns his game after ‘Melo.
Amazingly, Greene says he coached his little brother’s team when Greene himself was just 10 years old!
In April, Greene won the MVP of the Jordan All-American Classic, in New York City. According to, his athleticism and potential are some of his biggest strengths, though he needs to improve his ball-handling and three-point shot. Greene says he needs to improve his overall strength. Greene was rated as the third-best small forward by and ninth overall.
With one Baltimore native already having taken Syracuse to the promised land several years ago, many Syracuse fans are probably hoping history will repeat itself real soon.


Ted Johnsen said...


Interesting piece. I think the average reader might be a bit confused by reading this. You reference Carmelo Anthony as "'Melo" and called the National title "the promised land." It's not until I click on the link that I actually know what you're talking about.

Also, its interesting reading about this guy on I also looked around the site and checked out some other guys. In fact, a recruit came in to 480 while I was working here, and he's ranked 18th for the class of 2008!

Pretty neat stuff. Good work.

Justin udo said...

Mr. Reed,

As you know I am not big into basketball, so this article or blog shall I say was very informative. The kid looks like he's pretty good, lets hope he is as good as the last B- MOORE product that came here. The link to rivals was good. Its a classic link that gives you the D.L. on anything about anyone involved in high school sports.
The other links were informative. The Melo stats much needed, just to show what shadow this kid has to come out of.