Written by Joe Lynch Friday, 01 June 2012 00:00
San Antonio Spurs shooting guard/small forward Danny Green will be hosting Team Green Basketball Academy at Floral Park Memorial High School from July 9-12. The camp is open to children of all skill levels ages 5-18. The camp fee is $250, which includes a T-shirt, lunch, drawstring backpack and contest prizes.
Due to school district policy, the camp will be open exclusively to children of the towns of the Sewanhaka Central High School District: Floral Park, Bellerose Village, Elmont, New Hyde Park, Garden City Park and Franklin Square. Residents are invited to tell all their family and friends who live in the district about the Team Green Basketball Academy.
Danny Green hails from North Babylon and is one of the top players to come out of Long Island since Julius Erving in the 1970s. 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 number 1 ranking during his senior year. He was selected to play in the McDonald’s All-American Game and the Roundball Classic, where he won the MVP trophy.
Green accepted a full scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and enrolled as a freshman in fall 2005. During the 2008-09 season, he led the Tar Heels to a national championship over Michigan Sate. During the season, Green average career highs in points per game (13.4), assist per game (2.7), blocks per game (1.3) and steals per game (1.7). He is now heralded as the winningest player at UNC, with 123 career victories in games he played in. He’s also the only Tar Heel ever to score more than 1,000 points (1,368), 500 rebounds (590), 200 assists (256), 100 blocks (155) and 100 steals (160).
The Long Island native is now a starter with the San Antonio Spurs, the number one seed in the Western Conference playoffs and a serious contender for the NBA Championship. Green has exceeded all expectations in the NBA and is having a breakout year. He is currently averaging a career best in points per game (10), rebounds per game (4) and assist per game (2). The current Spur can be seen in action on ESPN, ABC AND TNT.