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Donte Greene biography

Date of birth : 1988-02-21
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Munich, Bavaria, West Germany
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-03-30
Credited as : Basketball player NBA, Forward_guard for the Sacramento Kings, NBA Draft

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Donté Greene is an American professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the NBA. A 6-foot-11, 226-pound forward from Baltimore, Maryland, he played for the Syracuse Orange's basketball team for one year before being selected as the 28th overall pick by the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2008 NBA Draft.

2009-10 :

Averaged 8.5 ppg (.441 FG%, .377 3pt%, .643 FT%), 3.1 rpg, 0.9 apg, and 21.4 mpg in 76 games (started 50) … As a starter, accrued averages of 9.4 ppg (.435 FG%, .365 3pt%, .642 FT%), 3.6 rpg, 1.1 apg, and 24.6 mpg … Scored in double-figures 25 times and tallied 20-plus points in seven contests … Reached the 30-point plateau on one occasion … Logged one double-double … Led the Kings in scoring four times and rebounding once.

Top Single-Game Performances:

Recorded a career-high 31 points (career-high 11-20 FG, 1-3 3pt, career-high 8-10 FT), seven rebounds, and two blocks in 35 minutes vs. Phoenix (2/5) … Contributed a game-high 24 points (10-19 FG, 2-8 3pt, 2-6 FT), five rebounds, and one steal in 34 minutes vs. Chicago (11/17) … Posted a team-best 24 points (9-13 FG, career-high 6-7 3pt) to complement four rebounds, a career-high five assists, one steal, and a career-high six blocks in 35 minutes vs. New York (11/25) … Scored 21 points (8-16 FG, 1-5 3pt, 4-7 FT), with two rebounds, three assists, and one steal in 41 minutes against Miami (12/6) … Collected a career-high four steals to accompany 16 points (6-12 FG, 2-4 3pt, 2-4 FT), five rebounds, one assist, and two blocks in 35 minutes vs. LA Lakers (12/26) … Registered a team-high 21 points (7-16 FG, 1-5 3pt, 6-6 FT) to go with six rebounds, three assists, and one block in 30 minutes vs. Philadelphia (12/30) … Netted 24 points (9-12 FG, 4-5 3pt, 2-4 FT), eight rebounds, three assists, and one steal in 40 minutes at New York (2/9) … Posted first career double-double with 14 points (4-9 FG, 1-3 3pt, 5-7 FT) and a career-high 10 rebounds at New Jersey (3/24) … Scored 21 points (8-13 FG, 5-6 3pt, 0-2 FT) with three rebounds and two steals in 30 minutes at Minnesota (3/31) … 2010 NBA Las Vegas Summer League: Averaged 13.2 ppg (.462 FG%, .429 3pt%, .800 FT%), 2.6 rpg, and 1.6 apg in five games (started three) … Scored in double-figures four times … Registered 17 points (6-10 FG, 3-5 3pt, 2-3 FT), three rebounds, two assists, and one steal vs. LA Lakers (7/13) … Posted a team-high 20 points (6-18 FG, 2-4 3pt, 6-7 FT), seven rebounds, and one steal against Toronto (7/16).

Averaged a team-leading 17.7 ppg (.418 FG%, .345 3pt%, .707 FT%), 7.2 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.29 spg, and a team-best 1.63 bpg in starting all 35 games in which he played as a freshman at Syracuse in 2007-08 … Tallied 620 total points, ranking second in school history for a freshman behind Carmelo Anthony (778 points in 2002-03) … Also established a new Orange freshman record for three-pointers made in a single season (90), surpassing the previous mark of 85 set by Gerry McNamara in 2002-03 … Earned Second Team All-Big East honors, was named to the conference All-Rookie Team, and voted All-District by the NABC and USBWA Bestowed with Big-East Rookie of the Week accolades on five occasions … Finished fourth in the conference in scoring and fifth in blocked shots … Scored 20 or more points in 14 contests, including a career-high 27 points (10-19 FG, 6-12 3pt, 1-4 FT) vs. Robert Morris in the first round of the NIT (3/18/08) … Posted six doubledoubles, logging the first of his career with 25 points (9-15 FG, 1-3 3pt, 6-8 FT) and 10 rebounds against Washington en route to NIT Season Tip-Off All-Tournament Team honors (11/21/07) … Recorded 25 points (8-16 FG, 3-7 3pt, 6-6 FT) and 12 rebounds at Cincinnati (1/9/08) … Corralled a careerhigh 13 rebounds at Seton Hall (3/5/08) … Capped the year by contributing 18 points (6-14 FG, 3-6 pt, 3-6 FT), nine rebounds, three assists, two steals, and a pair of blocks vs. Massachusetts in the NIT quarterfinals (3/25/08).


Full name is Donté Dominic Greene
Son of Donald and the late April Greene
Has a younger brother, D'Metrique and younger sister Denia
Majored in communications and rhetorical studies at Syracuse
Was born in Munich, Germany and moved to the United States at the age of three, but also spent a portion of his childhood living in Japan while his mother worked for the National Security Agency
Frequent contributor to the Kings Read to Achieve program, routinely visiting elementary schools and speaking with students about the importance of literacy and education
Helped refurbish the Roberts Family Development Center in Sacramento as part of Maloof Sports and Entertainment’s annual Cesar Chavez Day of Giving
Made a surprise visit at the Shriner’s hospital, celebrating the Christmas season with ill children unable to return home for the holidays
Teamed with Health Net and the Boys and Girls Club of Sacramento to counsel kids about the benefits of physical fitness and maintaining a healthy diet
Is the 25th player in team history to don jersey No. 20 (last was Jon Barry)
Played drums in his church band as youngster
Pregame ritual includes listening to music on his iPod and arriving to the arena three hours early
Spends leisure time traveling and bike riding
Favorite TV show is “CSI Miami”
Shoe size 15 (Nike)

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