Litterial Green

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Litterial Green
No. 11, 9, 12
Point guard
Personal information
Born (1970-03-07) March 7, 1970 (age 44)
Pascagoula, Mississippi
Nationality American
Career information
High school Moss Point (Moss Point, Mississippi)
College Georgia (1988–1992)
NBA draft 1992 / Round: 2 / Pick: 39th overall
Selected by the Chicago Bulls
Pro career 1992–2002
Career history
19921994 Orlando Magic
1994–1996 Quad City Thunder (CBA)
1996–1997 Detroit Pistons
1997–1998 Quad City Thunder (CBA)
1998 Milwaukee Bucks
1998–1999 Quad City Thunder (CBA)
1999 Cleveland Cavaliers
1999–2000 Marinos de Oriente (Venezuela)
2000 Polluelos de Aibonito (Puerto Rico)
2001 Egepen Altay (Turkey)
2001 Unia Tarnów (Poland)
2001–2002 Zlatorog Laško (Slovenia)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Litterial Maurice Green (born March 7, 1970) is an American former professional basketball player who played at the point guard position. He was listed at 6'1"[1] or 6'2".[2]

Green played high school basketball at Moss Point High School in Mississippi, where he averaged 39.7 points per game as a senior to lead the nation in scoring.[3] He also tallied 9.5 rebounds, 7.0 assists and 3.0 steals per game.[2] He was a McDonald's All-American and a Parade Magazine All-American.[4] In 1999, he was ranked #37 on Sports Illustrated's list of Mississippi's 50 Greatest Sports Figures.[5]

Green played college basketball at the University of Georgia, where he became UGA's all-time leading scorer[6] (2,111). He also became the school's all-time leader in assists. He led the Bulldogs to their only Southeastern Conference Championship in 1990, and was an All Southeastern Conference selection in 1990, 1991, and 1992.[7] Green is the only basketball player in UGA history to score 2,000 points, and is one of three players in the history of the Southeastern Conference to record over 2000 points and 400 assists, joining Pete Maravich and Allan Houston.[8]

Chosen in the second round of the 1992 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls, Green played from 1992 to '94 for the Orlando Magic, as a backup to both Scott Skiles and Anfernee Hardaway. After a full season with the Detroit Pistons (1996–97), he signed with the Milwaukee Bucks in 1997-98 and the Cleveland Cavaliers in 1999, punctuated by spells with the Quad City Thunder in the Continental Basketball Association.

From 1999 to 2002, Green played overseas in Venezuela, Turkey, Poland and Slovenia.

In 2003, Green was hired to coach the Southern Crescent Lightning of the World Basketball Association. He won the league's Coach of the Year Award when his team won the league championship.[9] He later served as the head coach of the Chattanooga Steamers of the American Basketball Association. Green has also worked for ESPN College Basketball as an analyst and has been a consultant to NBA teams.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Litterial Green. NBA.com. Retrieved on January 23, 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Georgia". USA Today. May 12, 1988. 10C.
  3. ^ Donald Huff. "U.S. All-Stars Strut Their Stuff in Practice". Washington Post. April 7, 1988. b03.
  4. ^ UGA All-Time Leading Scorer Joins CAU Coaching Staff
  5. ^ "Mississippi's 50 Greatest Sports Figures". Sports Illustrated. 1999. Retrieved on January 23, 2013.
  6. ^ Bulldogs sign son of former UGA basketball star Kessler | Athens Banner Herald Mobile
  7. ^ University of Georgia 2011-12 Men's Basketball Media Guide. 145.
  8. ^ NBA Veteran Litterial Green. American Basketball Institute
  9. ^ Litterial Green. Street Basketball Association.

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