|Team: New Mexico|
H: 6' 3"|
W: 205 lbs
(23 Years Old)
Current: PG/SG |
High School: Australian Institute of Sport
Hometown: Hobart, Australia
Hugh Greenwood is a 6-3 combo guard who came on strong for Australia in the latter part of the Championship, earning a spot on the All-Tournament team while leading his team to a solid sixth place finish. The Aussie looks like a nice get for Steve Alford's New Mexico squad in the Mountain West Conference.
Showing a strong frame and good size for a point guard--he split time as Australia's primary ball-handler with Butler commit Jackson Aldridge--Greenwood uses his smarts and toughness rather than quickness or explosiveness to get the job done.
He is a prolific shooter who has the ability to make jumpers with his feet set or off the dribble. He's also prone to taking outside shots – he attempted as many shots from beyond the arc as he did inside it. Greenwood is able to create space for himself with solid ball-handling skills and a nice change of pace dribble, but he is more likely to pull up in the mid-range area than drive all the way to the basket. He attempted just 10 free throws in 247 minutes in Latvia, which is something he'll need to work on in college to improve his scoring efficiency and increase his chances of making a full-time conversion to the point.
With his unselfish mentality and high basketball IQ, Greenwood should be able to make the transition to point guard down the road, which will significantly improve his pro potential in Europe or back home in Australia.