Monthly Archives: February 2012
Team Green is supporting and helping the social network “Its Only Social” to promote the North Babylon Reunion July 28th which brings all the north babylon families together from all over the country. The goal is to raise funds for the homeless and offer scholarships to the local kids for college tuition
The Team Green Basketball Camp is also working with North Babylon Athletic Club to promote a basketball fundraiser game July 27th at the North Babylon High School west gym for the NB Basketball Alumni.
Their will be food, prizes,entertainment, live DJ Marvin Toney will provide the music. the local radio stations WBLI and WBAB will be attending as well as the Long Island Wizards playing the younger generation North Babylon Alumni. The old school alumni will be guests of honor and seated in the vip section of the gym.
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By Alex Kline
In 1987, a star was born in the state of New York. Standing at 6-foot-6, Danny Green dominated high school basketball while playing at St. Mary’s in Manhasset. Green went on to become one of the most highly recruited players in New York. In 2004, Danny committed to North Carolina on a full ride scholarship. With the Tar Heels, Green was a 1,000 point scorer and ultimately one of the winningest players in school history. He current plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers and is in his second year in the NBA.
Now, set the time frame to 2010, where a new star has arrived on the circuit. Devonte Green, an 8th grader at Rober Moses Middle School in North Babylon, New York, is making a name for himself. As his cousin, Gerald, a former NBA Lottery pick from a few years back, along with his other brother, Rashad, who played at Manhattan and San Francisco, Devonte has some big shoes to fill.
While the younger Green has a long path to travel, he is ready to follow in his brother’s footsteps and make a name for himself. “The positive part of being the brother of an NBA player is that he’s already been through the process of making it to the league, so he knows what I have to do to get there, as well,” he stated. ”At the same time, the negative part of being the brother of an NBA player is that everyone knows who you are. So that automatically puts my name on the list that everyone wants to go at. Plus everyone expects me to be better or just as good as my brother, which puts a lot of pressure on me.”
The brother’s made be separated by a distance as Danny is currently playing in Cleveland, but that doesn’t keep them far apart. ”Me and Danny are very close because he’s always been there for me; even when our dad got arrested,” Devonte said. “He was there to take care of me and I look up to him, not just as a basketball player, but as a person in general.”
Green has all the motivation in the world but keeps it simple as he steps onto the court with his New York Gauchos squad. “I don’t have a big story about me,” he said. “Every time I step out on the court, I go out there and just play my game.” While it is simple, the middle schooler remains humble and hungry. He has been playing for the North Babylon Varsity Basketball team for the last two seasons, despite being extremely young. Next year, however, he may be attending a bigger high school for his freshman year. “I am at North Babylon for now,” he stated. “I’m looking at St. Patrick’s, Oak Hill, Christ the King, Rice and others.”
With an excellent jump shot, the combo guard is already hearing from a few colleges but has no idea where he wants to look at yet. As he continues to follow in the footsteps of his cousin and brothers, Devonte Green looks to continue his success on and off the court. As he overcomes the odds of life, the youngster will be a star in the near future.
#13 – Rashad Green
Hometown: Babylon, NY
High School: Manhattan
2011 All-West Coast Conference First Team
IN 2011 POSTSEASON: Averaged a team-high 19.0 points on .567 (17-30) from the floor, including .455 (5-11) from 3-point range to go along with 8.7 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game… turned in monster 22-point, 15-rebound double-double in 77-74 triumph at Hawaii (3/19/11)… scored 16 points with eight rebounds and six assists against Idaho (3/16/11) in the opening round… closed tournament play with 19-point, 3-assist night against Santa Clara (3/22/11).
AT USF 2010-11 (12.5 PPG, 5.8 RPG, 3.0 APG, 1.1 SPG): Emerged as one of the top players in the West Coast Conference in second season in the Green and Gold… after being hampered by a foot injury in the latter stages of the non-conference, turned in an outstanding league season, leading the Dons in scoring (13.6), second in assists (2.6) and third in rebounding (5.5) during WCC play… scored 20 or more in five games, including a career-high 23-point, 10-rebound effort against Pepperdine (2/24/11)… added 22 points with a career-high 15 rebounds in the 2011 CIT at Hawaii (3/19/11)… scored team-high 21 points and also dished a career-best eight assists in Malibu against the Waves (1/29/11)… registered 21 points with eight rebounds at San Diego (2/10/11)… chipped in 20 points on .700 (7-10) shooting with 12 rebounds at Loyola Marymount (1/27/11)… captured WCC Player of the Week honors after scoring a team-high 18 points with six rebounds in a home victory against ancient Bay Area rival Santa Clara (2/5/11)… ranked ninth among WCC assists leaders (3.0) and was 11th in rebounds (5.8) in overall games… rated ninth in scoring (13.6), 10th in rebounds (5.5) and seventh in steals (1.4) during league games… shot .500 or better from the field 13 times… turned in four double-doubles… reached double-digit scoring in 19 games… led the Dons in scoring seven times… was the top rebounder in six contests.
AT USF 2009-10 (6.6 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 1.63 apg, 0.8 bpg): Made USF debut after sitting out the 2008-09 season under NCAA transfer rules… scored season-high 21 points in double-overtime thriller at Colorado State (11/29/09), converting on 7-of-10 from the field and added seven rebounds and two assists against the Rams… enjoyed strong night in USF’s upset victory against No. 13/8 Gonzaga (1/30/10) with 15 points, four rebounds and two steals in 23 minutes… turned in 16-point, five-rebound game against San Diego (1/10/10) to open West Coast Conference play… scored 16 points on 6-of-9 from the field at Portland (2/25/10)… chipped in 14 points and four rebounds at home against the Pilots (1/28/10)… dished out a season-high six assists in a 71-68 overtime win at Santa Clara (2/20/10)… turned in first double-double night with a 10-point, 14-rebound night in a 77-47 pasting of Pepperdine (2/11/10)… the 14 boards (five offensive) vs. the Waves were the most by a Don in 2009-10… averaged 7.4 ppg and 4.6 rebounds per game for San Francisco during WCC contests… converted on at least .500 from the floor in 11 games including eight at .600 or better… reached double-digit scoring 10 times, six during league play… led the Dons in scoring four times and was the top rebounder twice… pulled down at least five boards in nine games.
AT USF (2008-09): Sat out 2008-09 season under NCAA transfer rules.
AT MANHATTAN (2007-08): (7.8 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 1.5 APG, 1.3 SPG) Three-time MAAC Men’s Basketball Rookie of the Week… started 27 games for the Jaspers… led the team in rebounding and ranked fourth in scoring… set career-highs with 21 points and 11 rebounds against Canisius (2/10/08)… tallied 16 points, seven rebounds, five steals in the Manhattan’s first ever road win at Princeton (112/16/07)… scored a team-high 15 points in a home win against Pepperdine (12/21/07)… posted a 13-point, 11 rebound double-double at Canisius (1/11/08)… also pulled down a career-high 11 boards at Siena (1/17/08)
PREP CAREER: Averaged 11.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 4.0 assists per game while helping lead Bridgton Academy (head coach Whit Lesure) to a 34-5 record and its third straight NEPSAC Championship in 2006-07… earned 2006 Long Island Player of the Year, Nassau County Player of the Year, and Newsday Player of the Year honors while playing at St. Mary’s HS in Manhasset, where the team captured two league championships… attended ABCD Camp and played in the ABCD All-Star Game… played his AAU basketball for the New York Panthers.
PERSONAL: Born May 3, 1988… son of Danny Green and Sharima Morton… three siblings; Danny Jr. (who won an NCAA Championship in 2008-09 as a senior guard at North Carolina) and now with the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs, Devonte, and Donte… majoring in communication… second cousin is Gerald Green of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks.