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.