JaMychal Green

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JaMychal Green
No. 0 – Memphis Grizzlies
Position Power forward
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1990-06-21) June 21, 1990 (age 24)
Montgomery, Alabama
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 228 lb (103 kg)
Career information
High school St. Jude (Montgomery, Alabama)
College Alabama (2008–2012)
NBA draft 2012 / Undrafted
Pro career 2012–present
Career history
2012–2013 Austin Toros (D-League)
2013–2014 Chorale Roanne (France)
2014–2015 Austin Spurs (D-League)
2015 San Antonio Spurs
2015–present Memphis Grizzlies
Career highlights and awards
  • NBA D-League All-Star (2015)
  • NBA D-League All-Rookie Second Team (2013)
  • First-team All-SEC (2011)
  • Second-team All-SEC (2012)
  • Third-team Parade All-American (2008)

JaMychal Green (born June 21, 1990) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

High school career[edit]

Green led Montgomery's St. Jude to the Class A State Championship in 2006 and 2008, and was voted the MVP of the 2006 tournament. He scored more than 2,500 points in his high school career, and was a member of the National Honor Society at St. Jude. He also garnered many awards in his high school career, including: 2008 McDonald's All-American, 2008 Alabama Mr. Basketball, a three-time Alabama Sportswriters Association "Player of the Year" (2006, 2007 and 2008), and was also rated the #6 overall and #1 power forward in the 2008 recruiting class according to ESPN.[1] Green also played for the USA National U18 Team in Argentina at the 2008 FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship where he was coached by Anthony Grant, now the coach at Alabama.

College career[edit]

On August 23, 2007, Green committed to Alabama over Ole Miss. During his freshman year at The Capstone, Green started all but one of 32 games on the season, while averaging 11.6 points per game and ranking first in rebounding among SEC freshmen with 7.9 per game. He was second among all SEC players with five double-doubles, including four consecutive double-doubles against Georgia, Vanderbilt, Florida and Mississippi State. He was a unanimous Freshman All-SEC selection, and named a collegeinsider.com Freshman All-American.

During his second season, he finished ninth in the SEC in rebounding (7.2) and 17th in scoring (14.1). He scored in double figures in 10 of the last 11 games in the 2009–10 season, including eight straight at one point. Green was named to the 2009 Old Spice Classic all-tournament team; he won the game against No. 15 Michigan with a put-back dunk with 5.4 seconds left and blocked Michigan's game-tying shot attempt as time expired. Green posted his career-high 27 points with 13 rebounds in a win over Mercer and was named the SEC Player of the Week for his efforts.

To start his junior season, Green changed his number from 32 to 1, and was named to the first team All-SEC voted on by the coaches.[2] After Alabama went 0–3 in the Paradise Jam Tournament, Green was suspended for three games for "conduct detrimental to the team" by Anthony Grant; Alabama went 2–1 in Green's absence.[3] On January 22, 2011, Green scored 15 points against the Auburn Tigers, surpassing 1,000 points for his career at Alabama.[4]

Professional career[edit]

2012–13 season[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2012 NBA draft, Green joined the San Antonio Spurs for the 2012 NBA Summer League. On October 22, 2012, he signed with the Spurs. However, he was later waived by the Spurs on October 26, 2012.[5] On November 1, 2012, he was acquired by the Austin Toros as an affiliate player.[6] He averaged 12.3 points and 8.1 rebounds per game for the Toros on the season.[7]

2013–14 season[edit]

In July 2013, Green joined the Los Angeles Clippers for the 2013 NBA Summer League. On September 30, 2013, he signed with the Clippers.[8] However, he was later waived by the Clippers on October 8, 2013.[9]

On October 31, 2013, he signed with Chorale Roanne of France for the 2013–14 season.[10]

2014–15 season[edit]

In July 2014, Green joined the San Antonio Spurs for the 2014 NBA Summer League. On August 6, 2014, he signed with the Spurs.[11] However, he was later waived by the Spurs on October 25, 2014.[12] On November 1, 2014, he was acquired by the Austin Spurs.[13] On January 18, 2015, he signed a 10-day contract with the San Antonio Spurs.[14] Following the expiry of his contract on January 28, the Spurs decided to not re-sign Green to a second 10-day contract,[15] and he subsequently returned to Austin. Before reappearing in a game for Austin, he returned to the NBA, signing a 10-day contract with the Memphis Grizzlies on February 2.[16] On February 4, he was named to the Futures All-Star team for the 2015 NBA D-League All-Star Game.[17] On February 19, he signed a second 10-day contract with the Grizzlies.[18] On March 2, he signed a multi-year contract with the Grizzlies.[19]


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