Stanford Men's Basketball Signs Three Recruits For 2008-09
Nov. 15, 2007
STANFORD, Calif.- Stanford men's basketball head coach Trent Johnson has announced the signing of three recruits to national letters of intent. The group will join the Cardinal for the 2008-09 campaign.
The class includes: Jeremy Green, a 6-4, 190-pound guard from Austin, Texas (Bowie HS), Jarrett Mann, a 6-5, 190-pound guard from Middletown, Del. (Blair Academy HS) and Miles Plumlee, a 6-9, 215-pound forward from Arden, N.C. (Christ School).
'We are very excited about our 2009 recruiting class,' said Johnson. 'These are very good basketball players who possess good skill and athleticism. All three guys come from great families. I am as excited about this recruiting class as any other I have been associated with.'
Green is currently ranked No. 26 among shooting guards by Scout.com and offers the Cardinal a versatile option in the backcourt. A two-time All-State and All-Region selection, Green also garnered District MVP honors while leading his team to the third round of the state playoffs each of the last two years. A member of the Houston Hoops AAU team, Green averaged 24.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists per game as a junior.
'Jeremy Green is such a versatile player and great defender,' said Johnson. 'His ability to play at multiple positions in the backcourt will be a huge boost for our program. Jeremy possesses a wide variety of skills, notably with his on-ball defense and shooting touch.'
'This is such a relief,' said Green. 'Now I can focus on finishing my last year strong. I am looking forward to playing my college ball at Stanford and making an impact.'
Listed as the No. 25-ranked small forward by Scout.com, Mann is another versatile combo guard that can play at either the 2 or 3 positions. The Gatorade Player of the Year for Delaware, Mann guided his team to the 2004 state championship title while at Middletown High School. He earned conference honors during each of his first three seasons: First Team accolades as a junior, Second Team recognition as a sophomore and Honorable Mention honors as a freshman. During his junior season, Mann averaged 23.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 7.0 assists per contest. Mann was a member of the New Jersey Playaz AAU club.
'Jarrett is very explosive in the open court and will present a match-up challenge for opponents,' said Johnson. 'His athleticism, ability to attack in the open floor and reputation as a perimeter defender make him a solid all-around player. Jarrett's ability to do multiple things on the court makes him a tremendous asset to our program.'
'I have known for a long time that Stanford is where I wanted to go,' said Mann. 'I am focused on getting in, getting started and making an impact right away.'
Plumlee checks in at No. 17 among the power forward rankings by Scout.com and will likely play at the 3 spot for the Cardinal. The Christ School forward was part of a state title team as a junior and one of the elite performers at the March Carolina Challenge. In addition, he was also an All-Conference pick as a junior. Plumlee competes for the Blessed IJN Elite AAU squad.
'We are excited about the intangibles Miles brings to our team,'said Johnson. 'Not only can he score in a variety of different ways, Miles is a tremendous athlete who is explosive in the open court. He possesses a very high basketball IQ and the sky is the limit for how good a player he can be.'
'This is a dream come true for me,' said Plumlee. 'Stanford is a school that I have always wanted to play for and I am looking forward to playing for Coach Johnson. I am also looking forward to the challenge of competing in the Pac-10.'
Off to its first 3-0 start in four years, No. 20/20 Stanford (3-0, 0-0 Pac-10) embarks on its first road trip of the season this week. The first test comes on Thursday night in Evanston, Ill., against Northwestern (0-0, 0-0 Big Ten) in the Wildcats' season-opener. Two days later, it's off to Loudonville, N.Y., for a matchup against Siena (0-2, 0-0 MAAC). These are the only two road contests during the month of November for the Cardinal, which plays six of its first eight games at home. Northwestern and Siena will be looking for revenge, as Stanford defeated both last year at home.