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Erick Green

Erick Green
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Green in 2013
No. 11 – Denver Nuggets
Position Point guard
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1991-05-09) May 9, 1991 (age 24)
Inglewood, California
Nationality American
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Career information
High school Millbrook (Winchester, Virginia)
Paul VI (Fairfax, Virginia)
College Virginia Tech (2009–2013)
NBA draft 2013 / Round: 2 / Pick: 46th overall
Selected by the Utah Jazz
Pro career 2013–present
Career history
2013–2014 Montepaschi Siena (Italy)
2014–present Denver Nuggets
2015Fort Wayne Mad Ants (D-League)
Career highlights and awards

Erick O'Brien Green (born May 9, 1991) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Green played for the Virginia Tech Hokies during his college career. He finished the 2012–13 NCAA Division I season as the top scorer in the nation at 25.0 points per game while scoring a total of 801 points. Green was selected by the Utah Jazz with the 46th overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft, but was later traded to the Denver Nuggets.

High school career

Green was born in Inglewood, California but grew up in Winchester, Virginia.[1] He spent the first three years of his prep career at his hometown's Millbrook High School, before transferring for his senior year to Fairfax's Paul VI Catholic High School.[1] Between the two schools, Green earned four varsity letters.[1] In his lone year at Paul VI, he led the Panthers to a state championship (coincidentally, Green had led Millbrook to a state championship the previous season) and was named the 2009 Division I Independent League Player of the Year.[1] After Paul VI's championship he was named an EA Sports All-American.[1] The Washington Post also selected him to their All-Metro Team, the Associated Press picked him as their Virginia Group AA Player of the Year, and Green was named the district and region player of the year.[1]

College career

Green struggled his freshman season in 2009–10 and averaged just 2.6 points per game and shot 29.3% from the field.[2][3] His lack of production, he later admitted, "turned [him] into a gym rat" and motivated him to work harder than everyone else to improve his game.[3] Each progressive season he increased his scoring, rebounding and assist averages.[2] By his senior season in 2012–13, and while leading NCAA Division I in scoring for most of the year, the media was discussing Green as a dark horse candidate for Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year.[3][4] Despite his production, the Hokies finished the year with a 13–19 overall record, including a 4–14 conference record where they finished in last place. On March 12, 2013, Green was named the ACC Player of the Year by the ACC's media selectors (Miami's Shane Larkin was the coaches' pick).[5] He joined Maryland's Len Bias (1985–86) as the only two players of the year who competed for teams with losing ACC records.[6]

Professional career

2013–14 season

Green was selected by the Utah Jazz with the 46th overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft. He was later traded to the Denver Nuggets on draft night. In July 2013, he joined the Nuggets for the 2013 NBA Summer League.[7]

On August 26, 2013, he signed a one-year deal with Montepaschi Siena of the Lega Basket Serie A.[8][9]

2014–15 season

In July 2014, Green re-joined the Denver Nuggets for the 2014 NBA Summer League.[10][11] On August 1, 2014, he signed with the Nuggets.[12] On January 20, 2015, he was assigned to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League.[13] Five days later, he was recalled by the Nuggets.[14]

Career statistics

  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  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high
Note: The Euroleague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season, he also played in domestic competition.



2013–14 Montepaschi 10 9 24.4 .421 .343 .692 1.7 1.0 .9 .0 11.1 7.2
Career 10 9 24.4 .421 .343 .692 1.7 1.0 .9 .0 11.1 7.2

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "11 Erick Green". Retrieved February 27, 2013. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Erick Green Stats". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 1, 2013. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Giannotto, Mark (February 20, 2013). "For Virginia Tech’s Erick Green, success at the rim started in the gym". Retrieved March 1, 2013. 
  4. Teel, David (February 5, 2013). "Teel Time: Is nation's top scorer, Virginia Tech's Erick Green, the ACC's player of year?". Retrieved March 1, 2013. 
  5. Wood, Norm (March 12, 2013). "Virginia Tech's Erick Green earns ACC's player of the year honors". Retrieved March 12, 2013. 
  6. Giannotto, Mark (March 12, 2013). "Virginia Tech’s Erick Green named ACC player of the year". Retrieved March 16, 2013. 
  7. "Denver Nuggets announce 2013 Summer League roster". July 8, 2013. Retrieved August 26, 2013. 
  8. "MONTEPASCHI SIENA nabs rookie scorer Green". August 26, 2013. Retrieved August 26, 2013. 
  9. "Mens Sana Siena announced Rochestie, Green, Hunter and English". August 26, 2013. Retrieved August 26, 2013. 
  10. "Nuggets prospect Erick Green benefits from overseas experience". July 9, 2014. Retrieved July 23, 2014. 
  11. "2014 Summer League Player Profile – Erick Green". Retrieved July 23, 2014. 
  12. "Denver Nuggets Sign Erick Green". August 1, 2014. Retrieved August 1, 2014. 
  13. "Nuggets Assign Erick Green to Fort Wayne Mad Ants". January 20, 2015. Retrieved January 20, 2015. 
  14. "Nuggets Recall Green from Fort Wayne". January 25, 2015. Retrieved January 25, 2015. 

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