Taurean Green
Full Name: Taurean Green
Position: Guard
Height/Weight: 6-0 / 177
Birthdate: November 28, 1986 (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
High School: Cardinal Gibbons HS (Raleigh, N.C.)
College: Florida

2004-05 32 0 33 89 .371 42 54 .778 16 47 .340 31 69 31 1 124 3.90
2005-06 39 39 130 355 .366 171 193 .886 88 229 .384 115 184 51 5 519 13.3
2006-07 40 40 154 347 .444 141 166 .849 82 202 .406 96 147 42 1 531 13.3
Totals 111 79 371 791 .401 350 409 .856 186 478 .389 238 400 124 7 1170 10.5

An early entry candidate for the 2007 NBA Draft.

Career Highlights: Named MVP of the 2007 NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional. Earned Second Team All-SEC honors his sophomore and junior seasons. Finished collegiate career as Florida’s 31st all-time leading scorer with 1,170 points. Also ranks second in career free throw percentage (.856), seventh in assists (400) and tied for eighth in three-point field goals made (186). Helped lead Florida to national championships in 2006 and 2007, as the Gators became the first school to post back-to-back titles in 15 years.

Junior (2006-07): Led team in scoring (13.3 ppg) and assists (3.7 apg). Paced the SEC in free throw shooting (.849) and ranked sixth in three-point field goal percentage (.404). Scored 20 or more points five times. Posted season-high 25 points vs. Kansas. Shot 9-for-12 from the field, 4-for-7 from beyond three-point range in scoring 24 points vs. Ohio State. Tallied 21 points and five assists at Florida State. Tallied 17 points and five assists in the regular season finale vs. Kentucky. Dished out a career-high 12 assists while grabbing a season-high seven rebounds vs. Jackson State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Sank 5-for-8 from beyond three-point range in scoring 17 points vs. Butler in the Sweet Sixteen. Recorded 21 points vs. Oregon in the Midwest Regional Finals. Registered 16 points and six assists vs. Ohio State in the national championship game.

Sophomore (2005-06): Ranked second on the team in scoring (13.3 ppg) and led the team in assists (4.7 apg, ranked second in the SEC). Placed second in the league and 16th nationally in free throw shooting (.886). Scored 20 or more points eight times. Posted season-highs of 29 points and nine assists vs. Kentucky. Named MVP of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic Final Four after posting 23 points in back-to-back games vs. Wake Forest and Syracuse. Sank six threes on his way to 20 points vs. Arkansas. Scored 18 points and recorded a career-high six steals at LSU. Named MVP of the SEC Tournament after averaging 16.0 points in three games. Shot 12-for-13 from the free throw line in scoring 19 points vs. Villanova in the NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen. Dished out a game-high eight assists vs. UCLA in the national championship game.

Freshman (2004-05): Averaged 3.9 points and 2.2 assists in 18.9 minutes a contest. Scored season-high 13 points vs. Providence. Dished out a season-high eight assists vs. Florida Atlantic and Eastern Kentucky. Contributed nine points vs. Villanova in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Strengths: Confident floor general who can beat you with the shot, pass or drive. Has a quick release on his jumpshot and is comfortable going right or left on the drive. Capable defender.

Personal: Father, Sidney, played in the NBA with five teams and was formerly the head coach at Florida Atlantic. Also attended the following high schools: Lake Howell HS (Orlando, Fla.), Westminster Academy (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.), and Bradenton Pendleton Academy (Bradenton, Fla.).


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