Sacramento’s Donte Greene Assigned To Reno Bighorns

NEW YORK, Jan. 10, 2009 – Sacramento Kings rookie forward Donte Greene was assigned to the team’s NBA D-League Affiliate Reno Bighorns, it was announced today. Green is the 19th NBA player assigned to their NBA D-League affiliate this season, and the first player to ever be assigned from the Kings to the NBA D-League.

Greene, 6-10 was originally selected by the Memphis Grizzlies in the first-round of the 2008 NBA Draft, Green was traded to the Houston Rockets before being acquired the Sacramento via trade and has appeared in 24 games for the Kings this season, four as a starter, and currently holds averages of 4.5 points and 1.8 rebounds.

Greene played for one season at Syracuse University where he averaged a team-leading 17.7 points to go with 7.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.3 steals in 35 games. At the conclusion of his rookie campaign, Green had tallied 620 total points, ranking him second in school history for a freshman behind Denver Nuggets’ forward Carmelo Anthony. Additionally, Green established a new Syracuse freshman record for three-pointers made in a single season (90) surpassing the previous mark of 85 set by current Bighorns teammate Gerry McNamara in 2002-03.

Greene is expected to join McNamara, Patrick Ewing, Jr. and the Bighorns this morning and be available tonight when the team hosts the Bakersfield Jam. Tip off is set for 10:00 pm ET.