May 9, 1991 |
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Listed weight||185 lb (84 kg)|
|High school||Millbrook (Winchester, Virginia)
Paul VI (Fairfax, Virginia)
|College||Virginia Tech (2009–2013)|
|NBA draft||2013 / Round: 2 / Pick: 46th overall|
|Selected by the Utah Jazz|
|Pro playing career||2013–present|
|2013–2014||Montepaschi Siena (Italy)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Erick O'Brien Green (born May 9, 1991) is an American professional basketball player who last played for Montepaschi Siena of the Italian League. Green played for the Virginia Tech Hokies during his college career. He finished the 2012–13 NCAA Division I season as the top scorer in the nation at 25.0 points per game while scoring a total of 801 points. Green was selected by the Utah Jazz as the 46th overall pick (second round) in the 2013 NBA Draft, but traded to the Denver Nuggets for the 27th pick and cash considerations.
Green was born in Inglewood, California but grew up in Winchester, Virginia. He spent the first three years of his prep career at his hometown's Millbrook High School, then transferred for his senior year to Fairfax's Paul VI Catholic High School. Between the two schools, Green earned four varsity letters. In his lone year at Paul VI he led the Panthers to a state championship (coincidentally, Green had led Millbrook to a state championship the previous season) and was named the 2009 Division I Independent League Player of the Year. After Paul VI's championship he was named an EA Sports All-American. The Washington Post also selected him to their All-Metro Team, the Associated Press picked him as their Virginia Group AA Player of the Year, and Green was named the district and region player of the year.
Green struggled his freshman season in 2009–10 and averaged just 2.6 points per game and shot 29.3% from the field. His lack of production, he later admitted, "turned [him] into a gym rat" and motivated him to work harder than everyone else to improve his game. Each progressive season he increased his scoring, rebounding and assist averages. By his senior season in 2012–13, and while leading NCAA Division I in scoring for most of the year, the media was discussing Green as a dark horse candidate for Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year. Despite his production, the Hokies finished the year with a 13–19 overall record, including a 4–14 conference record where they finished in last place. On March 12, 2013, Green was named the ACC Player of the Year by the ACC's media selectors (Miami's Shane Larkin was the coaches' pick). He joined Maryland's Len Bias (1985–86) as the only two players of the year who competed for teams with losing ACC records.
Green was selected by the Utah Jazz as the 46th overall pick (second round) in the 2013 NBA Draft, but was traded to the Denver Nuggets for the 27th pick and cash considerations. On July 30, 2013, Green signed a one-year contract with Italian club Montepaschi Siena of the Euroleague. Denver had too many contracts on their roster and needed Green to play elsewhere for one season. On August 26, 2013, he was officially announced as the new team addition.
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
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|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||PIR||Performance Index Rating|
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- "#1 Erick Green". HokiesSports.com. Virginia Tech. 2013. Retrieved February 27, 2013.
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- "Virginia Tech results". Virginia Tech. February 28, 2013. Retrieved March 1, 2013.
- Wood, Norm (March 12, 2013). "Virginia Tech's Erick Green earns ACC's player of the year honors". Daily Press. Retrieved March 12, 2013.
- Giannotto, Mark (March 12, 2013). "Virginia Tech’s Erick Green named ACC player of the year". The Washington Post. Retrieved March 16, 2013.
- Wojnarowski, Adrian (July 30, 2013). "Nuggets draft pick Erick Green to play overseas". Yahoo! Sports. Yahoo! Inc. Retrieved July 30, 2013.
- "Siena set to announce Erick Green, Josh Carter, Othello Hunter". Sportando.net. Retrieved 19 August 2013.
- "MONTEPASCHI SIENA nabs rookie scorer Green". Euroleague.net. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
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