Draymond Green

by Jeff Tzucker

Player Stats
Michigan State
230 lbs

Draymond Green Biography

Source: Michigan State University website

June 4, 2012


Son of Mary Babers and Wallace Davis... Communication major... 2012 NABC National Player of the Year and Consensus First-Team All-American... Michigan State's leading career rebounder (1,096 rebounds)... One of three players in MSU history with 1,000 career points (1,517 points) and 1,000 career rebounds... Ranks second in MSU career blocks (117) and steals (180)... 80 career double-figure scoring games and 50 career double-figure rebounding efforts... 40 career double-doubles and three career triple-doubles (ranking second in MSU history only to Earvin "Magic" Johnson)... During his career, he led MSU in scoring in 31 games, in rebounding in 78 games, and in assists in 45 games.


NABC Division I National Player of the Year... Consensus First-Team All-American... Named First-Team All-American by The Associated Press, NABC, John R. Wooden Award, Sporting News, USBWA and CBSSports.com... Named to Dick Vitale's First-Team All-Solid Gold Super Seven... Finished third in voting for John R. Wooden Award... Named Big Ten Player of the Year by both the league's coaches and media... Big Ten Tournament Most Outstanding Player... Unanimous selection for First-Team All-Big Ten... Big Ten All-Defensive Team... USBWA District V Player of the Year... NABC All-District Honoree... One of four finalists for Naismith Award... Finalist, Lowe's Senior CLASS Award... MSU Team MVP as voted on by the media and his teammates... Recipient of MSU's Jumping Johnny Green Chairman of the Boards Award, Antonio Smith Glue and Guts Award, and the Stephen G. Scofes Inspirational Player Award... Four-time Big Ten Player of the Week (Dec. 12, Jan. 30, Feb. 13, Feb. 20)... USBWA Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week - Feb. 21... Dick Vitale's National Player of the Week... Led the Big Ten and ranked third nationally with 22 double-doubles... Led the Big Ten and ranked ninth nationally in rebounding (10.6 rpg)... Led MSU in scoring (16.2 ppg), rebounding (10.6 rpg), steals (54), field goals made (212) and attempted (472), 3-point field goals made (52) and attempted (134), and free throws attempted (.723)... Ranked second on the squad in blocks (36), assists (3.8 apg) and made free throws (125)... Averaged 16.7 points and 10.6 rebounds in conference games... Averaged 17.7 points and 13.7 rebounds in the NCAA Tournament, earning a spot on the NCAA Tournament All-West Region Team... Scored in double figures in 33 of 37 games, including 11 games of 20 or more points and one game of more than 30 points... Led MSU in scoring in 20 games, in rebounding in 31 games and in assists in 14 games... Led MSU in scoring, rebounding and assists in the same game seven times... Became the first player from a power six conference to average 15 points, 10 rebounds and three assists since Tim Duncan in 1996-97

Led the nation with seven games of at least 20 points, 10 rebounds and five assists; the only other player since 1996-97 to have seven such games in a season was Evan Turner in 2009-10... The only player to rank in the Top 10 in the Big Ten in scoring (5th), rebounding (1st) and assists (8th)... Recorded his third career triple double and second career NCAA Tournament triple double with 24 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists in the second round vs. LIU Brooklyn; he joins Earvin "Magic" Johnson (2) and Oscar Robertson (4) as players with more than one NCAA Tournament triple-double... Scored a career-high 34 points in MSU's win at No. 23 Gonzaga, knocking down 11-of-13 shots, including 4-of-5 3-pointers, and 8-of-9 foul shots... Started 36 of 27 games... Blocked a career-high six shots against Lehigh... Recorded five or more assists in 14 games... Grabbed his 1,000th career rebound on Feb. 25 vs. Nebraska, becoming one of just four players in MSU history with 1,000 career rebounds and one of three with 1,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds... Scored his 1,000th career point early in the season vs. Florida State... Played with USA Basketball at the 2011 World University Games, averaging 8.6 points and 6.0 rebounds, ranking second on the team in boards.


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