With Limitless Athletic Talent, Isaiah Green is an All Star Student [VIDEO]
ST. CLOUD - This weeks all-star student isn't shy to share one of his favorite parts of playing traveling basketball: sinking three point shots.
"Just for the press: I'm 75 percent for three pointers, I just had to put that in there," 14-year-old Isaiah Green says with a chuckle.
Green is an 8th grade student at South Junior High in St. Cloud and has no shortage of confidence in his abilities. He usually plays center on his traveling basketball team, picking up numerous points and rebounds. However, he's quick to say that the most important part for him is being a team player and helping everyone around him get better.
"You can't just think about yourself. You have to pass around, encourage your team to put their hands up on defense-if they miss a shot, give them a pat on the back and tell them they'll get it next time."
His raw talent and size has helped his traveling basketball team quickly shoot up from the C to B team level. He says they started winning games by 50-60 points before being moved up.
"Isaiah is a bowl in a china shop sometimes," assistant coach Mark Svejkovsky says, "He's got a distinctive move and once he harnesses that raw talent and skill and develops a few low post moves-he'll be difficult to stop."
Besides basketball, Isaiah also takes part in wresting, music, swimming, tennis, baseball and was also involved in ballet for two years. However, his favorite sport by far is football-where he has dreams of playing at the division one level in college.
He played defensive end and tight end last season and his favorite teams are the Alabama Crimson Tide and University of Minnesota Gophers.
"In high school I hope I can make varsity and I think I will be able to make varsity. Football is just an amazing sport for me, I just love it. It's the love of the game for me."
At just 14-years-old his coaches have no doubt that he has the talent and attitude to succeed.
"He's confident in what he can do and when things aren't going real well and you've got one guy being vocal to try and draw it together, you need that in tournament play," Svejkovsky says.