Sihugo Green

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Sihugo Green
No. 3, 12, 17, 16, 21, 11, 28
Guard / Forward
Personal information
Born (1933-08-20)August 20, 1933
New York City, New York
Died October 4, 1980(1980-10-04) (aged 47)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school Boys (Brooklyn, New York)
College Duquesne (1953–1956)
NBA draft 1956 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1st overall
Selected by the Rochester Royals
Pro playing career 1956–1967
Career history
1956–1957 Rochester Royals
1957–1958 Easton Madisons (EPBL)
1958–1959 Cincinnati Royals
19591961 St. Louis Hawks
19611965 Chicago Packers / Zephyrs / Baltimore Bullets
1965 Boston Celtics
1965–1966 New Haven Elms (EPBL)
1966–1967 Wilmington Blue Bombers (EPBL)
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 4,636 (9.2 ppg)
Rebounds 2,152 (4.3 rpg)
Assists 1,655 (3.2 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Sihugo "Si" Green (August 20, 1933 – October 4, 1980) was an American professional basketball player who was born in New York City, New York.

A 6'2" guard-forward from Duquesne University, Green was selected by the Rochester Royals with the first pick of the 1956 NBA Draft, ahead of Bill Russell. He played nine seasons in the league with four teams and scored 4,636 career points.

Green died of cancer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 14 years after playing his last NBA game.[1]

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