Lynn Greer making a layup for Carpisa Napoli.
|No. 11 – Darüşşafaka & Doğuş|
|Position||Point guard / Shooting guard|
|League||Turkish Basketball Second League|
October 23, 1979 |
|Listed height||6 ft 1 1⁄4 in (1.86 m)|
|Listed weight||180 lb (82 kg)|
|High school||Carver (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)|
|NBA draft||2002 / Undrafted|
|Pro playing career||2002–present|
|2013–present||Darüşşafaka & Doğuş|
|Career highlights and awards|
Greer is the son of Lynn Greer Sr. who was drafted by the Phoenix Suns in the 11th round (170th overall) of the 1973 NBA Draft, and Alma Greer. His sister is Kelli Greer. His first cousin is Boston radio personality David Anderson. Greer grew up in Southwest Philadelphia and played against many current NBA players, including Kobe Bryant, Jameer Nelson, Ronald "Flip" Murray, Rasheed Wallace, Richard "Rip" Hamilton, Malik Rose, Malik Allen, and Cuttino Mobley. He has a son, Lynn Greer III.
He attended Temple University where he played for John Chaney's Owls. In his senior year he averaged 39.7 minutes per game and also led the Owls with 23.2 points per game, including a career high 47 points in a 70-67 OT victory against Wisconsin. He led the Owls to the Elite Eight, where they lost a tightly contested game to #1 seed Michigan State.
Prior to his NBA career he played professionally in the Italian League, the Russian League, the Polish League, and the Greek League, and also with the then-named NBA D-League's Greenville Groove. In July 2006, he was signed to a multi-year contract by the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks, a team he played with in the pre-season of 2003.
Due to his limited role with the Bucks, he decided to sign a two-year deal with Olympiacos Piraeus on September 24, 2007. In the Greek League 2007-08 regular season he averaged 12.4 points per game in 24.1 minutes per game. In the 2007-08 Greek League post season he played in 12 games, where he averaged 14.9 points per game in 30.3 minutes per game, while also dishing 2.7 assists per game. Finally, in 19 games in the Euroleague 2007-08 season he averaged 16.3 points per game and 3.6 assists per game. In 2009, he transferred to Fenerbahçe Ülker. In January 2011, he joined Armani Jeans Milano. On October 4, 2011, he signed with UNICS Kazan. On August 16, 2012, he joined BC Azovmash in Ukraine. In August 2013, he signed with Darüşşafaka S.K..
References and notes
- Phoenix Suns Draft Notes 2007.
- Bucks Sign Lynn Greer.
- Greer signs lucrative European deal.
- Teams stats.
- Euroleague stats.
- Euroleague stats.
- HTSpor.com Fenerbahçe signs Greer (Turkish).
- Accordo con Lynn Greer (Italian)
- Greer signed for Milano
- UNICS lands Lynn Greer
- BC AZOVMASH lands Lynn Greer, Akin Akingbala
- Darussafaka adds Greer to their roster, ex Azovmash
- NBA.com Profile
- Euroleague.net Profile
- Eurobasket.com Profile
- Italian League Profile (Italian)
- Career statistics and player information from Basketball-Reference.com
- HoopsHype.com Profile
- TBLstat.net Profile