Wendell Green commits to Auburn

Wendell Green Jr. committed to Auburn April 9.

Green—a 5-11 point guard who averaged 15 points, 5 assists and 3.4 rebounds per game as a freshman at EKU—committed to Auburn over interest from Missouri, Mississippi State, Maryland and others.

Last season, Green was named a Kyle Macy Freshman All-American and made the All-OVC Team and the All-OVC Tournament team. 

Heading into his commitment day, The Bruce Blog rated Green as the best uncommitted transfer-guard with Auburn interest. 

Green’s commitment gives Auburn 11 scholarship players, one of whom—JT Thor—is testing the waters with the option to return to school.

Green is the first true point guard added to the team since Cooper’s departure, with transfer commit Zep Jasper being more of a combo guard.

Player notes:

Green doesn’t have elite size, but he does have plenty of intangibles that make him a great prospect to play point guard at Auburn.

His handle, passing ability and familiarity with playing fast gives Green a playing style that Auburn fans will be familiar with after years of watching Jared Harper, JVon McCormick and Sharife Cooper run the position. Green also fits the “undersized point guard” trend that Bruce Pearl seems to favor, but Green’s size shouldn’t hurt him in college.

The NBA player that Green draws a statistical comparison to at KenPom.com is Tremont Waters, who recently played at LSU.

As a freshman at EKU, Green had a top 60 assist rate nationally and was top 20 in the OVC in three-point percentage, free throw percentage, free throw rate and fouls drawn per 40 minutes, steal percentage and assist rate.

According to Drew’s scouting report, Green has an elite handle with both hands, a huge bag of moves, keeps the ball on a string and is very difficult to stay in front of.

Green is great at running pick and rolls, two man games, and can find open teammates on wraparounds, dump offs and kicks when driving to the basket. He also has the ability to finish around the basket.

Catch-and-shoots, pull up jumpers, layups and even some midrange shots make Green a capable three level scorer. 

At EKU, Green put up good steal numbers and has the quick hands and feet necessary to be a good college defender.

According to Drew’s scouting report, Green has “plenty of room to grow on that side of the ball but a lot of solid tools and potential to work with.” 

What’s next:

Auburn still has Walker Kessler, TyTy Washington, Scoot Henderson, Noah Gurley and other transfers receiving Auburn interest left on the board.