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Memphis Grizzlies | #14 | Guard











6'6" | 215lb | 35 years

Player Bio

Daniel Richard Green Jr. was born in North Babylon, New York, on June 22, 1987 to Danny Green Sr. and Rene' Darrel. His brother, Rashad, played for Manhattan College in 2007-08 and the University of San Francisco from 2009 to 2012. Another brother, Devonte, plays for Indiana University. Green's second cousins, Gerald Green and Garlon Green, are also professional basketball players. He attended North Babylon high school his freshman year where he also played football. His sophomore year, he transferred to St. Mary's High School in Manhasset, New York. Green was named a McDonald's All-American at St. Mary's. Green attend UNC, where he won an NCAA championship his senior year. In 2018, he launched "Inside the Green Room," a podcast he hosts with Harrison Sanford. Green has expressed an interest in sports broadcasting following his playing career. Learn more about Green by following him on Twitter at @DGreen_14 and on Instagram at @greenranger14. As has been the case during his subsequent professional career, Green was a role player for four years with North Carolina. The 6-foot-5 wing played limited minutes off the bench during his first two seasons with the Tar Heels and shot 32.6 percent from beyond the arc. He did score 15 points as a freshman in a first-round win over Murray State in the NCAA Tournament. Green considered transferring after his sophomore season, but he returned to Chapel Hill and played a larger role. He averaged 11.5 points and 4.9 rebounds and hit 37.3 percent of his three-pointers as a junior. UNC advanced to the Final Four and Green scored 15 points twice in the Big Dance. After three seasons coming off the bench, Green moved into the starting lineup as a senior and provided 13.1 points and 4.7 rebounds. He converted 41.8 percent of his three-point attempts and helped the team win the Men's Basketball National Championship. Over his four seasons, he became the only player in ACC history to accumulate at least 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 250 assists, 150 three-pointers, 150 blocks and 150 steals. Green was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the 46th overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft.