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Taurean Green
Position Point Guard
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 177 lb (80 kg)
League A1 Ethniki
Team AEK Athens B.C.
Number 10
Born November 28, 1985 (1985-11-28) (age 24)
Boca Raton, Florida
Nationality American
High school Cardinal Gibbons
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
College Florida
Draft 2nd round, 52nd overall, 2007
Portland Trail Blazers
Pro career 2007–present
Former teams Portland Trail Blazers (2007–2008)
Denver Nuggets (2008)
CAI Zaragoza (2008-2009)
Awards MVP, Coaches vs. Cancer Classic
MVP, 2006 SEC Tournament

Taurean Green (born November 28, 1985[1] in Boca Raton, Florida) is an American professional basketball player currently playing for the Greek A1 team AEK Athens B.C.

He is the son of former NBA player Sidney Green.

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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 School in Florida.

College career

Green played on the University of Florida 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[2], and was recalled on the 22nd.[3] 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.[4]

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.[5] However, one day later he was released by the Knicks.[6]

European career

In 2008, Green signed with Basket Zaragoza 2002 of the Spanish ACB league.[7][8] 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

Legend
  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

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
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

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2008–09 CAI Zaragoza 25 25 25 45.0 42.0 77.0 2.3 2.0 2.8 0.5 10.7

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