Danny Green is a professional basketball player from the United States of America and plays as a shooting guard. Green went to the St. Mary’s High School where he was named as the Nassau County Player of the Year by Newsday. His freshman year was at the North Babylon High School where he also played as the football team’s quarterback.
In his junior year, Green let St. Mary’s to a 23-2 record while averaging 16 points with 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 blocks per game. He was picked for the All Long Island team, the first of the two successive times he was named to that team. In his senior year, Gibson took St. Mary’s to a 25-1 record where the only game they lost was in the Class AA State SHSAA finals, and that loss came by just 2 points.
During his three years at St. Mary’s, the school had a 74-5 record while in his senior year, Green averaged at 20 ppg with 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 blocks per game. He was picked for the McDonald’s All-American Game and was also named as the Beach Ball Classic MVP as well as the Roundball Classic co-MVP for the East Team. He ended his three year run at St. Mary’s with 1,535 points against his name and was also named as the co-MVP for the 2004 ABCD Camp.
College became a tough decision for Green due to the plethora of offers that poured in. The University of Connecticut, University of Florida, North Carolina State University, University of Pittsburgh, Miami University, University of Virginia, Georgetown University and St. John’s University, all offered him with scholarships to come and play basketball on their turfs. However, Green had verbally committed to the University of North Carolina and ended up playing there.
During his tenure with the North Carolina Tar Heels, Green became the most successful player in terms of wins. He played in 145 games, more than any other Tar Heels player, and won 123 of those, another school record. He ended his college career as the only player in the history of ACC to score 1,000 points or more, grab 500 rebounds or more, make 250 or more assists along with 150 3-pointers, 150 blocks and 150 steals.
In his senior year, Green decided to try out at the 2008 NBA Draft but didn’t sign an agent, keeping himself eligible for a return to college if required. And that he did. Green ended his college career with a senior year where he scored at an average of 13.1 points per game with 1.7 turnovers, 1.8 steals, 2.7 assists and 4.7 rebounds per game. He was picked as a part of the ACC All-Defensive Team and was also named as the permanent team captain along with Bobby Frasor and Tyler Hansbrough. He was awarded with the team’s highest free-throw percentage during the college’s annual award banquet.
Green ended his college career at the University of North Carolina with 1,368 points, 590 rebounds, 256 assists, 155 blocks and 160 steals. He ended up scoring in double figures in 63 games and scored above 20 points in a game 7 times. Green was named as the Tar Heels’ Defensive Player of the Game 15 times and joined Tyler Hansbrough, Rusty LaRue and Tim Duncan to become the only players to record 4-wins against a Mike Kryzewski-coached team, when he won four times at Duke.
In the 2009 NBA Draft, he was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers where he played his rookie year. He was traded to the San Antonio Spurs in the next season but was delegated to the NBA D-League’s Reno Bighorns. He was further assigned to the Austin Toros for just a day on April 2, 2011.
On November 17, 2010, he was transferred to San Antonio Spurs but was later acquired by the Reno Bighorns again. Green became the starting shooting guard for the Spurs after the lockout ended. He was voted ninth in the league for the Most Improved Player Award in the NBA.
In the 2012 to 2013 Season, he nearly beat the record for most three-pointers in a single game by Chuck Person. He recorded a perfect field goal in the 2013 NBA Finals, and scored 5 out of 5 from the three-point area. The Spurs lost the series even with Green’s 27 three-pointers.
He won his first championship when the Spurs defeated the Miami Heat in the 2014 NBA Finals. He became the second highest three-point scorer in Spurs history with 662 on January 6, 3016. He then achieved 900 career three-pointers on December 28, 2017, placing him on the 127th spot in the NBA.
Green was traded to the Toronto Raptors on July 18, 2018. He recorded 1000 three-pointers on November 10, 2018.
• NBA champion (2014)• NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2017)• NCAA champion (2009)• Third-team All-ACC (2009)• ACC All-Defensive Team (2009)• McDonald’s All-American (2005)• Second-team Parade All-American (2005)