Celtics Select Gerald Green With 18th Overall Pick
BOSTON, MA (June 29, 2005) -- The Boston Celtics selected forward Gerald Green with the 18th overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft. The club then selected Ryan Gomes and Orien Greene with the 50th and 53rd picks in the second round.
Green, a 6-8, 200lb forward was an early entry candidate in the 2005 NBA Draft, coming out of Gulf Shores Academy in Houston, Texas. As a senior, Green averaged 33.0 points, 12.0 rebounds and 7.0 assists per game on his way to being a two-time All-State selection in Texas. In his junior season Green led Gulf Shores to a 39-2 record as he averaged 28.8 points, 13.0 rebounds and 6.0 blocks per game.
Green was named to the 2005 McDonald’s All-American Team where he won the Slam Dunk Contest and scored 24 points on 8-for-12 shooting, including 6-for-9 from three-point range. He was named MVP of the Reebok ABCD All-Star Camp in the summer of 2004.
Gomes, a 6-7, 250lb forward from Providence College led the Big East in scoring his senior year, averaging 21.6 points per game as he was named Honorable Mention All-American. He was a First Team All-American selection his junior year, averaging 18.9 points and 9.4 rebounds per game. The two time All-Big East First Team selection finished his career as Providence’s all-time leading scorer with 2,138 career points.
Greene, a 6-4, 208lb guard played his first two seasons of college basketball at the University of Florida, before finishing his career at Louisiana-Lafayette. As a senior, Greene averaged 11.4 points and 4.0 assists per game.