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 26)
Montgomery, Alabama
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 227 lb (103 kg)
Career information
High school St. Jude (Montgomery, Alabama)
College Alabama (2008–2012)
NBA draft 2012 / Undrafted
Playing career 2012–present
Career history
2012–2013 Austin Toros
2013–2014 Chorale Roanne
2014–2015 Austin Spurs
2015 San Antonio Spurs
2015–present Memphis Grizzlies
Career highlights and awards

JaMychal Green (born June 21, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for Alabama.

High school career[edit]

Green led Montgomery's St. Jude to the Class A State Championship in 2006 and 2008,[1] 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.[2] 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, who would eventually serve as his head coach during his time 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.[3] 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.[4] On January 22, 2011, Green scored 15 points against the Auburn Tigers, surpassing 1,000 points for his career at Alabama.[5]

Professional career[edit]

D-League and France[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, but was later waived by the team on October 26.[6] On November 1, he was acquired by the Austin Toros of the NBA Development League as an affiliate player of San Antonio.[7] In 44 games for the Toros in 2012–13, he averaged 12.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game.[8]

In July 2013, Green joined the Los Angeles Clippers for the 2013 NBA Summer League. On September 30, 2013, he signed with the Clippers,[9] but waived by the team on October 8.[10] On October 31, he signed with Chorale Roanne of France for the 2013–14 season.[11] In 25 games for the club, he averaged 11.8 points and 6.6 rebounds per game.

San Antonio Spurs (2015)[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,[12] but later waived by the team for a second time on October 25.[13] On November 1, he was acquired by the Austin Spurs.[14] On January 18, 2015, he signed a 10-day contract with the San Antonio Spurs.[15] Following the expiration of his contract on January 28, the Spurs decided to not re-sign Green to a second 10-day contract,[16] and he subsequently returned to Austin.

Memphis Grizzlies (2015–present)[edit]

Before reappearing in a game for Austin, Green returned to the NBA, signing a 10-day contract with the Memphis Grizzlies on February 2, 2015.[17] He signed a second 10-day contract with the Grizzlies on February 19,[18] and then a multi-year contract on March 2.[19]

Green returned to the Grizzlies for the 2015–16 season and played decent minutes off the bench early on. His minutes increased post All-Star break thanks to multiple injured teammates, and on March 6, 2016, he scored a then career-high 17 points in a loss to the Phoenix Suns.[20] On March 9, he recorded 17 points and a then career-high 13 rebounds in a loss to the Boston Celtics.[21] Two days later, he recorded a then career-high 21 points and 10 rebounds in a 121–114 overtime win over the New Orleans Pelicans.[22]

On December 8, 2016, Green had a career-high 18 rebounds in an 88–86 win over the Portland Trail Blazers. His previous best was 17 rebounds, which he recorded earlier in the week against the New Orleans Pelicans.[23] On February 4, 2017, he scored a career-high 29 points in a 107–99 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.[24]

NBA career statistics[edit]

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

2014–15 San Antonio 4 0 6.3 .571 .000 .000 1.5 .0 .0 .5 2.0
2014–15 Memphis 20 1 7.0 .575 .000 .800 2.0 .2 .3 .2 2.7
2015–16 Memphis 78 15 18.5 .465 .333 .752 4.8 .9 .6 .4 7.4
Career 102 16 15.8 .474 .294 .755 4.1 .7 .5 .4 6.3


2015 Memphis 5 0 1.6 .000 .000 1.000 .6 .0 .2 .2 .4
2016 Memphis 4 0 18.0 .545 .000 .500 3.8 .8 .8 1.3 6.8
Career 9 0 8.9 .500 .000 .625 2.0 .3 .4 .7 3.2


  1. ^ AHSAA Basketball Tournament Champions
  2. ^ JaMychal Green – Basketball Recruiting – Player Profile
  3. ^ Green Named to Coaches All-SEC Team
  4. ^ Alabama basketball wins easy without star
  5. ^ Men's Basketball Team Beats Auburn on the Road, 68-58
  6. ^ Spurs Waive Green and Witherspoon
  7. ^ Austin Toros Announce 2012-13 Returning Players and Camp Invitees
  8. ^ "JaMychal Green D-League Stats". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved October 31, 2013. 
  9. ^ Clippers add Lou Amundson, Mustapha Farrakhan, JaMychal Green to training camp
  10. ^ Clippers waive Mustapha Farrakhan and JaMychal Green
  11. ^ "Chorale Roanne announced JaMychal Green". Sportando.com. October 31, 2013. Retrieved October 31, 2013. 
  12. ^ Spurs Sign JaMychal Green
  13. ^ Spurs waive JaMychal Green, Fuquan Edwin, Robert Vaden
  15. ^ Spurs Sign JaMychal Green to 10 Day Contract
  16. ^ Spurs and JaMychal Green part Ways
  17. ^ Memphis Grizzlies sign JaMychal Green to 10-day contract
  18. ^ Grizzlies sign JaMychal Green to second 10-day contract
  19. ^ Grizzlies sign JaMychal Green to multi-year contract
  20. ^ Booker, Len lead Suns past Grizzlies, 109-100
  21. ^ Celtics win 14th straight at home, beat Grizzlies 116-96
  22. ^ Stephenson leads Grizzlies to 121-114 OT win over Pelicans
  23. ^ "Gasol, Douglas lead Grizzlies past Trail Blazers, 88-86". ESPN.com. December 8, 2016. Retrieved December 9, 2016. 
  24. ^ "Green sparks short-handed Grizzlies over Timberwolves 107-99". ESPN.com. February 4, 2017. Retrieved February 5, 2017. 

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