FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Erick Green was a scoring machine at Virginia Tech, leading the nation with 25 points a game during the 2012-13 season.
Now, the 6-foot-4 guard is looking to blend in with a Mad Ants team that has won eight straight.
Green was assigned by the Denver Nuggets to Fort Wayne on Tuesday.
“I’m just coming in here, looking to blend in,” Green told WANE-TV. “I can score the basketball, I can play defense, I can communicate. These guys play hard, and I play hard, too, so I’m hoping to fit right in.”
The Ants – who lost guard C.J. Wilcox Wednesday afternoon after he was called back up to the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers – are likely to have the services of Green for only this weekend’s games at Rio Grande Valley.
“I expect to be here for the games on Friday and Saturday, then head back to Denver on Sunday,” Green said.
Green averaged 3.3 points in 14 games for Denver this season. He was originally drafted in the second round (46th overall) by the Utah Jazz in 2013, but traded to the Nuggets as part of a draft-night deal.