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WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- If you go back and glance at former Hoya Jeff Green's college career, it's not outlandish to say the Georgetown forward is the school's best player since Allen Iverson left the program in 1996.
Green led the Hoya's to a Final Four in 2007 and was also named the Big East Player of the Year in that same season. After losing to a Greg Oden led Ohio State team in the National Semifinal, Green, a junior, declared for the NBA Draft. The Seattle Supersonics selected the 6-foot-9 forward fifth overall.
It's been a rougher road for Green than he or Hoya fans anticipated, especially this year, when he missed the entire NBA season with a pretty serious heart ailment. Green, 25, decided to finish his college education. On Saturday, he will be receiving his degree in English and a minor in Theology.
A current member of the Boston Celtics, Green is set to become a free agent this summer. Should the Wizards take a gander into Green's services? It depends on who the team drafts.
If Washington ends up with Michael Kidd-Gilchrist or Thomas Robinson, there will be no need to add Green into the mix, seeing that the forward spot is already quite crowded. His addition would relegate Kevin Seraphin to mop up duties, a role he's proved he's better than.
If the Wizards end up with a guard like Bradley Beal or Jeremy Lamb -- hopefully that's the case -- Green, at the right price, might make some sense. Starting the former Hoya at the small forward position would provide John Wall with more adequate spacing. And his offensive skill set (14.8 career points per game, 44.5 field goal percentage) would move Chris Singleton and his defensive specialties to the bench. Coaches have always raved about Green's basketball IQ, something the Wizards should weigh heavily in any free agent signing.
Depending on the draft scenario, the soon-to-be graduate should be considered by Wizards team president Ernie Grunfeld.