Taurean Green Signs With Agent
GAINESVILLE - The '04's are officially no longer eligible to be Gators.
Former guard Taurean Green became the final member of Billy Donovan's coveted 2004 class to sign with an agent, officialy ending any speculation that Green might have a change of heart and return for his senior season.
Green, Joakim Noah, Al Horford and Corey Brewer all announced last month they would bypass their senior seasons for the NBA. They were four of the five starters on the Gators' back-to-back national championship teams.
Green will be represented by Andy Miller of ASM Sports, whose clients include Kevin Garnett and Chancey Billups. As a senior at UF, he averaged 13.3 points per game. He is projected as a potential late first round or early second round NBA Draft pick. His agent hopes he'll catch more people's attention during pre-draft workouts.
"I think the more people see him out of a Florida uniform the more they will like what he did in a Florida uniform,'' Miller said.
Now that Green is officially moving on, Donovan may have a stronger shot at landing highly-touted point guard Jai Lucas, the top unsigned guard in the country. Lucas, the son of former NBA player John Lucas, is also considering Kentucky, Maryland, Oklahoma State and Oklahoma. Donovan visited with Lucas before leaving the country late last week for vacation.