Written by Joe Lynch Friday, 06 July 2012 00:00
San Antonio Spur Danny Green will be hosting the Team Green Basketball Academy at Floral Park Memorial High School (FPMHS) from July 9-12. The camp is open to children of all skill levels ages 5-18. The camp fee is $250. This includes a t-shirt, lunch, drawstring backpack, and contest prizes.
Green attended high school at St. Mary’s and played under legendary high school coach and Floral Park resident Tim Cluess. During his three years at St. Mary’s, Green led them to a 74-5 record and a No. 1 national ranking during his senior year. He was selected to play in the McDonald’s All-American Game and the Roundball Classic, in which he took home the MVP trophy.
The St. Mary’s alum played his collegiate ball at the University of North Carolina. During the 2008-09 season, he led the Tar Heels to a national championship over Michigan State. During this season he averaged career highs in points per game (13.4), assists per game (3), blocks per game (1.3) and steals per game (2). Green is now heralded as the winningest player at UNC, with 123 career victories in games he played in. One of the most notable aspects of his game is his versatility. He is the only Tar Heel ever to have 1,000 points (1,368), 500 rebounds (590), 200 assists (256), 100 blocks (155) and 100 steals (160).
The former Tar Heel had his breakthrough season in the NBA this year, as a member of the starting lineup for the Regular Season Western Conference Champion San Antonio Spurs. He averaged a career best in points per game (10), rebounds per game (4) and assists per game (2).
“I’m really excited to host a camp in Floral Park. I’m starting to build a strong relationship with Floral Park, from playing in the Malone Mulhall Benefit Game and being able to work with the young basketball players, it’s a great town to work with,” said Danny Green.