Draymond Jamal Green Sr. is an American professional basketball player who plays in the power forward position. He is known as one of the most talented frontcourt players who can make plays for teammates while defending multiple positions. He is a three-time NBA Champion and a 2016 Olympics gold medalist.
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, was ranked no. 36 in the ESPN 50, and was no. 13 as 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 Big Ten championship and Tournament championship. He was named Big Ten Men’s Basketball Player of the week for a grand 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.
Today, he is considered an emotional and motivation 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 great defensive game plays.
Career Accomplishments:• Gold medalist, 2016 Rio De Janeiro Olympic Games• 3-time NBA champion (2015, 2017, 2018)• 3-time NBA All-Star (2016–2018)• All-NBA Second Team (2016)• All-NBA Third Team (2017)• NBA Defensive Player of the Year (2017)• 3-time NBA All-Defensive First Team (2015–2017)• NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2018)• NBA steals leader (2017)• NABC National Player of the Year (2012)• Consensus first-team All-American (2012)• Big Ten Player of the Year (2012)• First-team All-Big Ten (2012)• Big Ten Sixth Man of the Year (2010)• Big Ten Tournament MVP (2012)• 2-time Third-team All-Big Ten (2010, 2011)• Big Ten All-Defensive Team (2012)• Fourth-team Parade All-American (2008)