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Lynn Greer
Lynn Greer making a layup for Carpisa Napoli.
Lynn Greer making a layup for Carpisa Napoli.
Position Point Guard
Shooting Guard
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg)
League Turkish League
Euroleague
Team Fenerbahçe Ülker
Born October 23, 1979 (1979-10-23) (age 30)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
College Temple
Draft Undrafted, 2002
Pro career 2002–present
Former teams Near East (2002-03)
Greenville Groove (2003)
Śląsk Wrocław (2003-04)
Dynamo Moscow (2004-05)
Carpisa Napoli (2005-06)
Milwaukee Bucks (2006-07)
Olympiacos Piraeus (2007-09)
Awards Euroleague Scoring Champ 2004
All-Euroleague Second Team 2004

Lynn Terence Greer Jr. (born October 23, 1979 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American professional basketball player. He is 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) in height and plays for Fenerbahçe Ülker in Turkey.[1]

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Personal

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[2], 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.

College career

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.

Greer shooting.

Professional career

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.[3]

Due to his limited role with the Bucks, he decided to sign a two-year deal with Olympiacos Piraeus on September 24, 2007.[4] 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.[5] Finally, in 19 games in the Euroleague 2007-08 season he averaged 16.3 points per game[6] and 3.6 assists per game.[7] In 2009, he transferred to Fenerbahçe Ülker.[8]

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