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Gullo Player of the Month -- Klein Forest's Jacoby Green
November 7, 2011By Matt Malatesta of VYPE MAGAZINE - North Houston
Klein Forest Point Guard
By Austin Staton
As a senior in high school, you have one final opportunity to leave your lasting impression on your program as a student-athlete. For Klein Forest senior Jacoby Green, he wants to be remembered as one of the best basketball players to come through the program.
As a six-foot-four, 180-pound point guard he wants to began that legacy by building upon last year’s 11-3 mark in District 13-5A.
“I am expecting nothing less than winning a district championship,” said Green. “We want to hopefully make a deep run in the playoffs and hopefully make it to state.”
During his junior season with the Eagles, Green scored 170 points on the season while dishing out three dimes and three boards per game. As a team, Klein Forest finished as the district runner-up while falling in the area round of the state playoffs to Pflugerville 63-60.
With a strong senior class returning including Wichita State-commit Derail Green, the Eagles are geared to make it a step further than last season.
“We want to represent our school as champions,” said Green. “I think we have a good team and great chemistry so I don’t think anyone can stop us from doing it.”
While he has remained uncommitted for college, Green is currently garnering interest from both Lamar and Southern and expects more offers to roll in as the season progresses.
In helping him prepare for basketball at the next level, Green insists that the city of Houston has helped to make him a better basketball player because of the top-flight talent that is located within the area.
“There is a lot of competition out here in the Houston area with many high-quality programs,” said Green. “You just have to bring your ‘A’ game every night.”
With another difficult schedule for Klein Forest, Green admits that he is just ready for the season to began so he will have the opportunity to go out on top as a senior while cementing his legacy as a student-athlete who helped his squad reach new heights.
“I want to go down as one of the best basketball players to come out of Klein Forest,” said Green. “Hopefully I can do that by working every day. In basketball and life, you can’t take any days off if you want to be successful. I want to keep pushing both myself and my teammates.”