Grant Hill hypes and expresses excitement for Jalen Green, the face of the Houston Rockets, suggesting that Green could earn a place on the USA Basketball Senior Team with the Paris Olympics approaching in less than a year.
During this offseason, 21-year-old Jalen Green, guard for the Houston Rockets, has been consistently showcasing his dedication through frequent training videos. These efforts come as he readies himself for a pivotal NBA season, marking a crucial point in his basketball journey.
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Approaching his third season with the Rockets after being chosen as the second overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft, Jalen Green, hailing from California, is fresh off a standout year where he averaged 22.1 points and 3.7 assists per game.
Although he could enhance his game by improving shooting consistency and making better shot selections, Green possesses the complete skill set required to become a top-tier offensive player for the foreseeable future, possibly spanning a decade or more.
To that point, USA basketball managing director Grant Hill choosing Green to be one of the members of the Select Team was unsurprising.
FIBA World Cup Looms
As the Senior Team prepares for the upcoming 2023 FIBA World Cup, they need to face off against the steepest competition that they feasibly can. Green, along with popular players like Detroit Pistons point guard Cade Cunningham, presented a fine challenge.
While Cunningham may have garnered a lot of attention, Green also left his mark, despite not fully showcasing his usual performance due to the abundance of talent on the team.
Hill even suggests that Green could potentially secure a spot on the Senior Team, saying, “He’s a very talented young man… Hopefully down the road, he will be considered for something as it relates to the men’s national team,” according to the Houston Chronicle’s Jonathan Feigen.
Considering this, it wouldn’t be surprising if Green becomes part of Team USA during the 2024 Paris Olympics. However, it’s important to note that the idea of Green starting for Team USA in the Paris Olympics might still be a bit ambitious.