Josh Green, the 6’1 point guard out of American School of Doha (ASD) will join the University of California Santa Cruz basketball program this coming August. Josh becomes the 3rd player from ASD who has been recruited to play NCAA basketball after playing for Global Squad. This news is even more exciting because Josh got accepted into the extremely competitive and prestigious UC Santa Cruz bio-medical engineering program.
UC Santa Cruz head coach, Rob Dubois said, “We’re very high on Josh. He has a chance to make an impact right away. We love his athletic ability and skill set.”
ASD’s head coach, Shawn Plancke said, “Josh showed an incredible amount of growth and maturity this season. He was a real leader on and off the court. Any team that sees him walk in the gym will be happy to have him.” Coach Plancke’s praise comes as no surprise. This follows a season where Josh was named team MVP and helped ASD run away with a MESAC Championship. Josh also dropped 46 points, 37 points, and 31 points vs Bahrain, Al Saad, and American Community School.
Josh was also an impact player in his only season as a member of Global Squad. Josh finished 2nd on the team in assists and 3-pointers made. Josh scored 13 points vs Team Phoenix and The Hill School. He grabbed 10 rebounds vs Southern High School. Josh was impressive on both ends of the floor. Especially for someone who doesn’t get to see competition in the US very often.
John Alexander, Global Squad’s founder traveled to Doha in late March. He got a chance to visit with and train Josh. Coach Alexander said after the visit, “I saw a real transformation. Josh was already a good athlete and very strong for a guard, but he clearly wasn’t complacent. Josh got after it in the weight room. He looks physically ready to compete against college athletes.”
We are very happy for Josh. As with all our Global Squad alumni, we will follow his college career every step of the way.
Congratulations, Josh! You earned this!