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Full Name: Willie J. Green
Position: Guard
Height/Weight: 6-4 (1.93 m)/ 200 (90.7 kg)
Birthdate: July 28, 1981 (Detroit, Mich.)
High School: Cooley HS (Detroit, Mich.)
College: Detroit Mercy

Selected in the second round (41st overall) by the Seattle SuperSonics, and was later traded to the Philadelphia 76ers for the draft rights of Paccelis Morlende

Detroit Mercy
Three-point field goals: 1999-00, 26-for-68 (.382); 2000-01, 32-for-86 (.372); 2001-02, 25-for-88 (.284); 2002-03, 37-for-99 (.374). Totals: 120-for-341 (.352).

Career Highlights: Named Honorable Mention All-America by AP as a senior. Named the 2003 Horizon League Player of the Year and to the All-Horizon First Team. Finished career as the fourth-leading scorer in Detroit history and is sixth in career three-pointers (120). A four-year starter, he scored at least 20 points in 31 games at Detroit. Named to the all-tournament team at the 2003 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament after averaging 19 points.

Senior (2002-03): Led the Horizon League and ranked 11th in the nation in scoring (22.6 ppg). His 678 points are the ninth-highest single-season total in school history. Also led the Titans in free throw percentage (80.5%), assists (2.5 apg) and steals (40), while finishing second in rebounding (4.9 rpg) and blocks (13). Also led team in free throws made and attempted. Named to the Horizon League All-Tournament Team after averaging 25.7 points in tourney games against Wright State, Loyola and Butler. Scored a career-high 43 points against Illinois-Chicago and 41 points against Wright State, the two highest single-game point totals in the Horizon this year. Became the fifth player in school history to score 40 points twice in one season.

Junior (2001-02): Ranked second on the team and 13th in the conference in scoring (13.7 ppg). Hampered by a foot injury and hip pointer at mid-year. Scored a season-high 28 points at Central Michigan.

Sophomore (2000-01): Named Second Team All-Midwestern Collegiate Conference (which became the Horizon League). Finished second on the team and 10th in the league in scoring (13.2 ppg). Paired with Rashad Phillips to form the nationís 12th-highest scoring backcourt. Scored 20 or more points seven times, including a season-high 25 points against Murray State and Connecticut. Ranked third on the team in three-pointers (32).

Freshman (1999-00): Came of the bench the first six games, but was a fixture in the starting lineup the rest of the season. Finished fourth on the team in scoring (8.4 ppg) and steals (22) and third in assists (60). Scored a season-high 20 points against Chicago State.

Strengths: Takes the ball to the basket with authority and his perimeter game keeps defenders honest.

Personal: Majored in education. Coached in high school by his uncle, Gary Green, who played basketball at Eastern Michigan (1977-79). His cousin Ben Green is a freshman guard at Detroit.