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Taurean Green (born November 28 1985 in Boca Raton, Floridamarker) is an Americanmarker professional basketball player currently playing for the Greek A1 team AEK Athens B.C.

He is the son of former NBA player Sidney Green.

High school career

Green played basketball for a different school each of his four years in high school. Following his sophomore year, in which his Westminster Academy team won the Florida Class 2A State Championship, Green was named MVP of the State Playoff Tournament and Broward County 3A-2A-1A Player of the Year. His signature game came at home during the regular season against Dillard High School, the three-time defending Class 6A State Champions, where he scored 38 points and made nine 3-point shots in leading his team to a blow-out victory. Green completed his senior season and high school career at Cardinal Gibbons High Schoolmarker in Floridamarker.

College career

Green played on the University of Floridamarker Gators Men's Basketball team, which won the 2006 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament on April 3, 2006 and the 2007 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament on April 2, 2007, as well as the 2006 and 2007 SEC Tournaments. Green also passed the 1,000-point benchmark in his career at Florida, racking up over 1,170 points in just 3 seasons, the first of which he did not play much. Four of his former teammates have also passed the 1,000 point mark: Joakim Noah, Corey Brewer, Lee Humphrey, and Al Horford.

NBA career

On June 28 2007, he was drafted in the second round, 52nd overall, by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2007 NBA Draft.

In his first year with the Blazers, Green was sent to the Blazers' development league affiliate Idaho Stampede on December 9, 2007, and was recalled on the 22nd. A need to get more playing time and practice time were noted by coach Nate McMillan as the reason behind the move. On February 21, 2008, he was traded to the Denver Nuggets for Von Wafer.

On July 28 2008, he was traded to the New York Knicks along with Bobby Jones and a 2010 second round pick in exchange for Renaldo Balkman. However, one day later he was released by the Knicks.

European career

In 2008, Green signed with Basket Zaragoza 2002 of the Spanishmarker ACB league. He debuted in the 2008 Supercopa and scored 18 points in his first game, against Joventut Badalona. On August 25, 2009, he signed with AEK Athens B.C. of the Greek A1 Ethniki.

NBA career statistics

Regular season

2007–08
Portland
8 0 5.5 25.0 12.5 100.0 0.5 1.0 0.1 .0 2.1
2007–08
Denver
9 0 3.3 33.3 33.3 75.0 0.7 0.3 0.1 .0 1.1
Career
17 0 4.4 28.0 18.2 91.7 0.6 0.6 0.1 .0 1.6

European career statistics

2008–09
CAI Zaragoza
25 25 25 45.0 42.0 77.0 2.3 2.0 2.8 0.5 10.7

References

  1. 2004-05 Florida Gators media guide


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