Draymond Green is a professional basketball player from the United States. He plays in the National Basketball Association and throughout his professional career in the NBA, he has played with the Golden State Warriors. He has seen the team win 3 NBA Championships. He has also been named an NBA All-Star four times, most recently in 2022.
Player Profile and Personal Life
Draymond Jamal Green Sr. on March 4, 1990, in Saginaw, Michigan, U.S. He stands 198 cm and his weight is listed as 104 kg. He is a power-forward and he is listed as a right-handed player.
His father is Wallace Davis and his mother is Mary Barbers. He took the name of his stepfather, Raymond Green. He has a child with a former girlfriend and he is engaged to Hazel Renee. In addition to basketball, he also played football in college.
He played high school basketball at the Saginaw High School in Michigan under Coach Lou Dawkins. Green led the team to the Class A State Championship and helped the team garner a 26-1 record. During his senior years in high school, Green’s performance improved. He was named captain of the Detroit Free Press All-State Dream Team and was ranked no. 36 in the ESPN 50, and was no. 13 as a power forward.
His basketball stint with Michigan State was just as colorful, and it showed Green’s performance on the court, and with the ball improve even more. As he reached his senior year in college, he served as the captain of the Spartans basketball team and led the team to both the Big Ten championship and Tournament championship. He was named Big Ten Men’s Basketball Player of the week, a total of four times in one season, and was named Big Ten Player of the Year via unanimous voting.
During the 2012 NBA draft by the Golden State Warriors, Draymond Green was selected as the 35th overall pick. On his NBA debut, he played a total of one minute on the court. Over time, he received more playing time. Over the course of his first five seasons, he has never played fewer than 75 games in a season. His increasing playing time is owed to his defensive skills and in 2016-2017 was named NBA Defensive Player of the Year. He is part of the Warrior’s Death Lineup and plays as the team’s center.
In the 2017-2018 Season, he recorded his 20th triple-double and made the franchise career record. He reached 3,000 career rebounds while going past the 4,000-point mark. He reached 800 playoff rebounds and overtook Chamberlain as the Warriors with the most rebound in playoff history. The Warriors won the NBA Finals title again. In 2022, he was again named to the NBA All-Star team.
Today, he is considered an emotional and motivational player. He is very vocal both on the court and in the locker room. And although he’s been criticized as a “dirty player” as well as among the lead in technical fouls in the league, he is known for his durability and the great defensive gameplays.
- 2015, 2017, 2018 - NBA Champion
- 2016–2018, 2022 - NBA All-Star
- 2016 - All-NBA Second Team
- 2017 - All-NBA Third Team
- 2017 - NBA Defensive Player of theYear
- 2015–2017, 2021 - NBA All-DefensiveFirst Team
- 2018, 2019 - NBA All-DefensiveSecond Team
- 2017 - NBA steals leader
- 2012 - NABC National Player of theYear
- 2012 - Consensus first-teamAll-American
- 2012 - Big Ten Player of the Year
- 2012 - First-team All-Big Ten
- 2010, 2011 - 2× Third-team All-BigTen
- 2012 - Big Ten All-Defensive Team
- 2010 - Big Ten Sixth Man of the Year
- 2012 - Big Ten Tournament MVP
- No. 23 retired by Michigan StateSpartans
- 2008 - Fourth-team ParadeAll-American
Medal Record - Representing the United States
- Gold - 2016 Olympics - Rio deJaneiro
- Gold - 2020 Olympics - Tokyo