Wichita State freshman Derail Green is a 6-foot-7 swingman from Houston, where he attended Klein Forest (the same high school as former Shocker Toure Murry). He was named District 13-5A MVP after averaging 16.8 points and 6.3 rebounds.
Q: Heat or Thunder?
A: Thunder, all the way. I’m a KD fan. Most of (my teammates) are for (Miami), but I’m definitely a Thunder fan.
Q: When you pick teams for pickup basketball, who is the player you dread guarding?
A: It would have to be Carl (Hall). He’s way bigger and stronger than me. It’s hard to battle down there with him. He’s a huge guy.
Q: If you weren’t playing basketball at Wichita State, what would you be doing?
A: I would probably be doing the family business, with my dad, which is air conditioning work.
Q: Facebook or Twitter?
A: Mostly Twitter. I know more about it. I’m on Facebook, but I don’t really get on there much.
Q: When you first saw Wu-Shock, what did you think?
A: I didn’t know. I thought it was supposed to be a bee. Then I saw wheat on its head. So I didn’t know what it was.
Q: What facet of your game are working hardest on this summer?
A: Mostly my strength. That’s my main concern. Everything else, I think I’m pretty good at. I just need to get stronger.
Q: What’s the favorite book you’ve read?
A: Probably Goosebumps (by R.L. Stine). I like mystery. I like those kind of books.