Michael Green had been waiting for a scholarship offer. When he finally got one from the school he wanted most, he accepted.
Green, a 6-foot-7 forward, has visited Akron, and the Zips sat atop his wish list. He committed Monday night, according to Tom Gaffney. He averaged 16 points and 10 rebounds as a junior at Dublin's Coffman High School.
Green is a tough rebounder and interior defender. Combine that with his scoring ability, and Green is a player whose skill set Akron has lacked since Romeo Travis.
Presumably, Akron extended its offer to Green after Ralph Hill chose Dayton over the Zips.
Akron has two scholarships to offer to its 2010 class. The last I heard, one would go to Darryl Roberts. I suppose that Adreian Payne would take it if he commits with Akron.
The past year, I have wished Akron would sign a big man, who really isn't all that big -- a guy who has the skill of a blue-chip center but the size of a small forward. The MAC has thrived off of these sorts of players, who aren't really the type to make scouts drool, but are the type to average 15 and eight for their careers.