JEFF GREEN

JEFF GREEN

Position: Forward          

Height/Weight: 6’9″, 235 lbs.

Date of Birth: August 28, 1986

Place of Birth: Brentwood, Maryland

College: Georgetown University

 

Jeff Green is a basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

A native of Brentwood, Maryland, Green attended Northwestern High School. Green committed to play basketball at Georgetown University under coach John Thompson III.

Green’s freshman season at Georgetown saw him average 33.8 minutes and 13.1 points. At season’s end, Green was named Big East Rookie of the Year. The following season, Green was the leadings scorer (11.9 points per game) on a 23-win Hoyas team. In Green’s junior season, he led the Hoyas to their first Big East title since 1989 and their first Final Four appearance since 1985. Green averaged 14.3 points and 6.4 rebounds, and was named First Team All-Big East, Big East Tournament MVP, Big East Player of the Year and a Second-team All-American (USBWA). At seasons end, Green decided to forgo his senior season at Georgetown and declared for the 2007 NBA Draft.

Green was drafted 5th overall in the 2007 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics, and was subsequently traded to the Seattle Supersonics. Green made the transition to the professional level appear seamless as he tallied 10.5 points per game and earned NBA All-Rookie First Team honors.

After a successful stint in Seattle / Oklahoma City, Green was acquired midway through the 2010-11 season by the Boston Celtics. Before the start of the lockout-shortened 2011-12 season, Celtics doctors detected an aortic aneurysm in Green’s heart during a physical. Following successful heart surgery, Green returned to basketball in 2012. After his tenure in Boston, Green had successful stints with the Memphis Grizzlies, Los Angeles Clippers and Orlando Magic. In the summer of 2017, Green signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

In November of 2017, Green signed with Roc Nation Sports.

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