Draymond Green made headlines (again), after poking LeBron James in the eye and calling him a name that is NSFW during Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
Despite his antics on the court, Green is one of the reasons the Golden State Warriors have made it to their fourth-straight NBA Finals.
But do you know that he once committed to play Kentucky?
Green verbally committed to play for the University of Kentucky and Tubby Smith on Feb. 20, 2007.
Green picked the Cats over Michigan, Michigan State, Xavier and Indiana. He picked Kentucky because his high school coach, Lou Dawkins, played for Smith at Tulsa.
However, a month later Green decommitted after Smith decided to leave.
“At first, I was kind of upset,” Green told the Lexington Herald-Leeader in 2007. “When I talked to Coach Smith, like he said, ‘I had to do what’s best for me.'”
“If you want me to come to your school, treat me like you want me to come.”
And as we know, Green later committed to Michigan State and Tom Izzo. He became a First Team All-American and the Big Ten Player of the Year in 2011-2012.
The Herald-Leader wasn’t the only one reporting on the commitment. Our own Matt Jones wrote a very in-depth analysis on Green after his commitment to Kentucky.
Knowing Green now, would you have wanted him to stay committed to Kentucky?