Senior Daniel Green comes into the 2014-2015 season looking to get back out on the court after two missed years in a row with ACL injuries. As a fresman Green contributed 1.4 PPG and 1.7 RPG in 27 games coming off the bench for the Demon Deacons. He tore his ACL on October 19th, 2012 in an exhibition game against Brock University in Canada. He then re-injured the same knee in summer workouts in July of 2013.
It has been a long road back for the 6-10, 240 pound Green, who hails from Colleyville, Texas. According to Coach Danny Manning, Green has not been "involved in every work out" like Greg McClinton has. At this point it is unsure of when or if Green will ever see the court again for the Demon Deacons.
Nearly everybody involved with Wake Forest has had nothing but great things to say about Daniel, and he has maintained a strong head on his shoulders throughout the entire endeavor. It is never an easy thing to come back from an injury, much less two injuries on the same knee. The one positive that has come out of all of this is a free education at Wake Forest, which he has capitalized on greatly, majoring in Religion and making the Honor Roll in 2012.
Coming out of high school, Daniel Green was the 75th ranked player in the state of Texas. He chose the Deacs over offers from California and Virginia Tech, as well as several mid-major programs. He was named first team Academic All-District and a Texas Scholar for his work in the classroom as a senior.
Although the career at Wake Forest has likely not been exactly what Daniel was hoping for coming in, we at Blogger So Dear hope he gets the chance to get back on the court for Coach Manning and the Deacs. Even small minutes in conference play could contribute greatly to the depth of the front court. It is hard to assess what Green's strengths and weaknesses are at this juncture given his absence from the court.
Stay tuned tomorrow for the next player in the Blogger So Dear Basketball Player Profile Series.