Caleb Green (basketball)

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Caleb Green
No. 30 – Unicaja Málaga
Position Power forward
League Liga ACB
Euroleague
Personal information
Born (1985-10-07) October 7, 1985 (age 29)
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Nationality American
Listed height 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)
Listed weight 238 lb (108 kg)
Career information
High school Tulsa Memorial
(Tulsa, Oklahoma)
College Oral Roberts (2003–2007)
NBA draft 2007 / Undrafted
Pro career 2007–present
Career history
2007–2008 TBB Trier
2008–2009 Dexia Mons-Hainaut
2009–2011 BC Oostende
2011–2012 Spirou Charleroi
2012–2013 Orléans Loiret Basket
2013–2014 Dinamo Sassari
2014–present Unicaja Málaga
Career highlights and awards

Caleb Green (born October 7, 1985) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for Unicaja Málaga of the Liga ACB. He played for Oral Roberts University in Tulsa.[1]

College career[edit]

A Tulsa native who played for Memorial High School, Green was not recruited by the major in-state programs like the University of Oklahoma or the University of Tulsa, where he had hoped to play.[2][3] Instead, Green attended Oral Roberts University, also in Tulsa, and played for four years. As a junior, he averaged 20.8 points per game and 8.8 rebounds per game, while as a senior, he averaged 20.5 points per game and 9.3 rebounds per game.[4] Even as a freshman, Green averaged more than thirty minutes a game, as he did for his entire college career.[5] Green also led Oral Roberts to the NCAA tournament in his junior and senior seasons.[6] For these accomplishments, he was named the Mid Continent Conference (now Summit League) player of the year in his sophomore, junior, and senior seasons.[7] As a senior, he was also a Wooden Award finalist.[8] In his senior season at Oral Roberts, Green led the nation in both free throws made and attempted.[9] He finished his senior season as the NCAA's active scoring leader.[10] Additionally, Green holds the Mid-Con Conference career scoring and rebounding records.[7][11]

Professional career[edit]

Green was not drafted by any NBA team and elected to play professionally overseas. He played one season for German club Trier averaging 17.9 points and 6.1 rebounds per game.[1] Subsequently, Green signed with Dexia in the Belgian League.[12] In his first season with Dexia, Green averaged 14.6 points and 6.2 rebounds per game while shooting 64.2 percent from the field.[13] In 2009, he signed a one-year contract extension with the club, including a club-option for the 2010–2011 season.[14] From 2009 to 2011 he played for BC Oostende. In July 2011 he signed a one-year contract with Spirou Charleroi.[15]

In August 2012, he signed with Orléans Loiret Basket of the French LNB Pro A for the 2012–13 season.[16]

In July 2013, he signed with Dinamo Basket Sassari of the Italian Lega Basket Serie A.[17] He was named to the All-Eurocup Second Team in 2014.[18]

In August 2014, he signed a one-year deal with Unicaja Málaga of Spain.[19]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Player Caleb Green, Doudiz Basket, Accessed September 8, 2009
  2. ^ Harper, Justin. "ORU’s Green doesn’t feel overlooked; Sooners didn’t seek Tulsa Memorial star." The Oklahoman, December 28, 2005.
  3. ^ Brown, Mike. ORU seniors hoping for a Tulsa sweep, Tulsa World, November 28, 2006.
  4. ^ Caleb Green stats, ESPN
  5. ^ Caleb Green, Yahoo!
  6. ^ Oral Roberts, USA Today
  7. ^ a b Associated Press, Oral Roberts wins Mid-Con tourney, earns NCAA berth, ESPN, March 6, 2007.
  8. ^ King, Jason. "Postseason form: KU is shocked by the high-flying Golden Eagles, evoking memories of March Sadness." Kansas City Star, November 16, 2006
  9. ^ Brown, Mike. "Dominating presence: ORU's Caleb Green has dominated the Mid-Con like no player before him, and opponents have noticed." Tulsa World, March 3, 2007.
  10. ^ Robb, David. Pondering Caleb Green's Mid-Con legacy, The Times of Northwest Indiana, February 3, 2007.
  11. ^ Brown, Mike. "ORU hosts Panhandle: Caleb Green will set a new Mid-Con record for rebounds if he gets two." Tulsa World, November 25, 2006.
  12. ^ Bergen trekt Amerikaan Caleb Green aan, Het Laatste Nieuws, July 5, 2008. (Dutch)
  13. ^ Caleb Green basketball profile, EuroBasket.
  14. ^ Basket - Caleb Green (Mons-Hainaut) signe pour un an à Ostende, Le Vif l'Express, June 21, 2009. In the 2009-2010 season he played for Basketball Club Oostende.(French)
  15. ^ Spirou tabs Green, keeps Broyles
  16. ^ "Orleans signs Caleb Green". Sportando.com. August 28, 2012. Retrieved May 2, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Dinamo Sassari officially sign Caleb Green". Sportando.com. July 26, 2013. Retrieved May 2, 2014. 
  18. ^ "2013-14 All-Eurocup First, Second teams named". Eurocupbasketball.com. April 25, 2014. Retrieved May 2, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Unicaja brings in All-Eurocup forward Green". Euroleague.net. Retrieved August 6, 2014. 

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