Shaw on Green’s potential: Sky’s the limit

Published February 2, 2021, 6:46 PM

by Carlo Anolin

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Team Ignite coach Brian Shaw believes that there is more to come for Filipino-American sensation Jalen Green in the future.

“In terms of what he could become, the sky’s the limit, and I mean that,” Shaw told Michael Scotto’s HoopsHype podcast.

Shaw said what makes Green special is having the complete quality-package possessed by every athlete, not to mention his explosiveness and athleticism at 18 years old.

Listed at 6-foot-5, Green utilizes his versatile offense as a weapon for creating post-up plays and driving straight to the basket.

Along with these attributes, Shaw hopes to build up Green’s footwork and fundamentals to maximize his potential heading into the professional level, most likely as the future No. 1 pick in the NBA.

“The special ones have pretty much something in common in terms of the way that they approach the game, the work ethic, confidence that they play with, and that desire to be great, and to consistently be great by putting in the work,” added Shaw, a three-time NBA champion. 

“He embodies all of those qualities. He has effortless athleticism on top of that.”

Green, for his part, continues to embrace the leadership role handed to him in Team Ignite, alongside Filipino prodigy Kai Sotto, Americans Daishen Nix and Isaiah Todd, Congolese Jonathan Kuminga, and Indian sensation Princepal Singh.

Team Ignite is among the 18 teams set to participate on Feb. 8 in the NBA G League bubble at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. 

Green and the rest of the squad kick off their campaign on Feb. 8 against the Santa Cruz Warriors.