Early entry candidate for the 2005 NBA Draft. Didn’t play basketball his freshman and sophomore years at Dobie High School in Houston. Played his junior season at Dobie, then transferred to Gulf Shores Academy, where he repeated his junior year and played his senior year. Originally committed to Oklahoma State. Named a 2004 McDonald’s All-American and played in the McDonald’s High School All-America game. Rated the top high school prospect in the nation by Rivals.com.
High School Career Highlights: Two-time All-State selection at Gulf Shores Academy. Named MVP of the Reebok ABCD All-Star Camp in the summer of 2004.
2005 Postseason All-Star Games: Scored a game-high 24 points on 8-for-12 shooting, including 6-for-9 from behind the arc, in the McDonald’s High School All-America Game. Also won the McDonald’s Slam Dunk Contest. Scored 17 points in the 2005 Roundball Classic, making 4-of-7 three-pointers.
Senior (2004-05): Averaged 33.0 points, 12.0 rebounds and 7.0 assists.
Junior (2003-04): Averaged 28.8 points, 13.0 rebounds and 6.0 blocks, leading Gulf Shores to a 39-2 season.
Strengths: Tremendous athlete with great end-to-end speed and exceptional leaping ability. Has three-point range and the ability to beat people off the dribble.
Personal: Son of Gerald, Sr., a retired firefighter and Brenda Green. Was born at halftime of Super Bowl XX. Nickname is G-Money.