Jeff Green (basketball)

Jeffrey Lynn Green ( born August 28, 1986 in Cheverly, Maryland ) is an American professional basketball player. Since 2011 he plays as a small forward for the Boston Celtics. Before he had registered for the NBA Draft in 2007, he played for the Georgetown University in the NCAA.

Early years

Jeff Green was born in Cheverly, the son of Jeffrey Green Sr. and Felicia Akingube. He attended Northwestern High School in Hyattsville, Maryland. Green could his school team, the NHS Wildcats, in 2004 lead to the Championship.

Already in 2003, piloted him the coach Craig Esherik 2003 to the Georgetown University. Esherik but was released before Green came to the University because he only reached a score of 13-15 victories with the team. John Thompson III signed a contract as the new coach. Ironically, the two players who Esherik to the University brought the main the Thompson helped to success. These two players were Jeff Green and Roy Hibbert.


With a height of 206 cm and a weight of 107 kg Green played in college power forward. At the same time he was the captain of the team. His coach Thompson said in an interview about him: "You will think about whether I have exaggerated, but all I say now is true Jeff Green is the most skillful player I 've ever coached. ". Green dominated the Princetown Offense obviously very good. This has developed Thompson as assistant coach and coach of Princetown University.

When George Town in 2006 won against the elite team of Duke University, Jeff Green was the most important factor of the game. Coaches and his teammates praised as he can all incorporate into the game, its very disciplined behavior and how it can calm the team. Green met all the essential features of a captain.

Green is recognized as a player who can make key throws at the end of a game. In the season 2006/2007 Green met several match-winning saves. The most important of all was about the Game Winner against Vanderbilt, Georgetown getting ahead in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Tournament secured. When the shot clock indicated only 1 second, Green met across a litter over a double - team and the opponent had to win only 2.5 seconds to the game with a similar litter. They did not succeed. Some are of the opinion that Green has made ​​a step error in the litter, but the referee let the union finally count and Georgetown won.


The Boston Celtics selected in 5th place, transferred him, Wally Szczerbiak and Delonte West but on draft day for Ray Allen to the Seattle SuperSonics. Green signed with David Falk, acting as his agent a contract. This was already agent of Bulls legend Michael Jordan.

In his first season, Green reached sovereign averages of 10.5 points and 4.7 rebounds per game. He was elected along with teammate Kevin Durant NBA All- Rookie First Team. In his second season he came to 17.2 points and 7.0 rebounds, but he missed the playoffs again. The team is viewed as being young, talented and as a team that can have success soon. On 24 February 2011 he was transferred along with Nenad Krstic in exchange for Kendrick Perkins and Nate Robinson to the Boston Celtics. A Aortenaneurisma was found shortly before the start of the 2011/12 season during a routine examination, which required surgery. That's why he fell out for the entire season. After the season he signed a new contract in Boston.

During the 2012/13 season he succeeded on March 18 at home against the Miami Heat with 43 points, a new Karrierebestwert.


  • NBA All- Rookie First Team 2008
  • Big East Player of the Year 2007
  • Most Outstanding Player of the Big East tournaments
  • All - Big East First Team 2007
  • All - Big East Second Team 2006
  • 2005 Big East Rookie of the Year