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17 Zany Secrets About Draymond Green

1. Green, who plays primarily at the power forward position, was named to the NBA All-Defensive Team and won his first NBA championship with the Warriors in 2015.

2. Green grew up in Saginaw, Michigan, and played college basketball for Michigan State, where he helped the Spartans earn two Final Four appearances and a Big Ten Tournament championship in 2012.

3. Throughout his four-year college career, Green earned conference and national honors, including Big Ten Conference Sixth Man of the Year as a sophomore, and consensus All-American and NABC National Player of the Year honors as a senior.

4. Green, who often plays significant minutes for the Warriors as an undersized center, has been cited as one of the leaders in an emerging trend in the NBA of versatile frontcourt players capable of playing and defending multiple positions, making plays for teammates and spacing the floor.

5. Green attended Saginaw High School in Saginaw, Michigan, where he played for coach Lou Dawkins.

6. As a sophomore in 2005–06, he averaged 12 points and 11 rebounds per game.

7. As a junior in 2006–07, he averaged 25 points, 13 rebounds, three assists and three steals per game as he led Saginaw to the Class A State Championship and a 26-1 record.

8. On November 14, 2007, Green signed a National Letter of Intent to play college basketball for Michigan State.

9. As a senior in 2007–08, Green averaged 20 points, 13 rebounds and two blocked shots per game in leading the Saginaw High Trojans to a 27-1 record, a No. 4 national ranking by USA Today and a Class A State Championship for a second straight year.

10. He was subsequently named captain of the Detroit Free Press All-State Dream Team, and was rated the No. 36 player in the ESPN 150, including the No. 13 power forward.

11. As a freshman for Michigan State in 2008–09, Green appeared in 37 games off the Spartan bench as he averaged 3.3 points and 3.3 rebounds per game on the season.

12. As a sophomore in 2009–10, Green appeared in 37 games with three starting assignments as he averaged 9.9 points, 7.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.2 steals per game.

13. He became the first player in Michigan State history to be named Big Ten Sixth Man of the Year, winning the award by unanimous vote.

14. Twice, Green scored a season-high 19 points, on December 10 against Oakland and December 30 against Texas–Arlington.

15. He also had seven games with double-doubles, including 17 points and 16 rebounds on February 6 against Illinois.

16. As a junior in 2010–11, Green averaged 12.6 points and 8.6 rebounds per game.

17. As a senior in 2011–12, Green captained the Spartans to a regular season Big Ten championship and Big Ten Tournament championship.

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