Towson Catholic alumnus Donte Greene signs with Grizzlies

April 18, 2013|From Sun news services

Towson Catholic alumnus Donte Greene, a free-agent small forward Donte Greene, signed a two-year, nonguaranteed contract with the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday.

He'll be eligible for the postseason.

Greene, 6 feet 11, has career NBA averages of 6.1 points, 2.4 rebounds and 0.6 of an assist in 16.8 minutes in 253 games (82 starts) over four seasons (2008-2012) with the Sacramento Kings. His field-goal percentage is .406.

Greene, 25, hasn't played in the league since suffering a fractured ankle during an offseason workout Aug. 25. He recently played one game in Puerto Rico for Atleticos de San German of the Baloncesto Superior Nacional (BSN).

After leading Syracuse in scoring (17.7 points) as a freshman, Greene was drafted by the Grizzlies in the first round (28th overall) of the 2008 NBA draft.

Memphis then completed a three-way trade on draft night that sent his draft rights and a 2009 second-round draft pick to the Rockets in a deal that sent Houston the draft rights to former Douglass star Joey Dorsey (33rd).

Born in Munich, Greene moved to the United States at the age of 3 and was named Maryland's 2007 Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior at Towson Catholic.

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