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Former Spartan Draymond Green Talks Draft Prospects

SI.com's Larry Lage spoke at length to Michigan State graduate Draymond Green, talking about what he expects from the 2012 NBA Draft. Green is optimistic about his prospects:

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"No one has more heart or a better work ethic than me,'' Green said in a recent interview, gazing across a practice court toward two of the Final Four banners he helped the Spartans earn.

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"I hear I could go anywhere from 20 to 30,'' he said. "But you never know, so I'm going to control what I can control and that's to be ready for any and every opportunity I get to show what I can do.''

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Green has a workout scheduled with the Boston Celtics, one of the teams to have expressed an interest in the Big 10 Player of the Year. Green is in a bit of a no man's land where he's seen by some as too small to play power forward, but not quick enough to play power forward. Still, the Utah Jazz see the player as having a lot of potential. They're not alone in that assessment, so draft day may bring big things for Draymond Green.

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