On May 7th, Jerod had the opportunity to resume his chat with Devonte Green (listen to Part 1 here), one of the few players who straddled the Tom Crean and Archie Miller Eras, and a player who brought flashes of explosive offense during one of the more offensively challenged eras of IU basketball.
We cover a wide variety of topics in this follow-up conversation, including:
• Whether the media should be given more access to players while they’re in college
• How will more lenient NIL rules affect college players? Will it cause problems in locker rooms?
• His experience leaning on IU resources for mental health support
• What his childhood was like and when he started playing basketball.
• How is relationship with his brother has evolved over the years
• How he evolved as a young basketball player
• The two guys on the current team he thinks will thrive under Mike Woodson.
• What it’s like playing pickup games with guys IU is recruiting
• The time he dunked on OG (whether OG will admit it or not)
• The best shooter, players, dunker, leader, and passer he played with at IU
• What traditions meant the most to him at IU? And what should IU do to modernize the program?
And a lot more. We also talk about some of his lowest moments as a player, after celebrating the best moments in our last episode.
Our thanks to Devonte for being so generous with his time.
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