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NBA Draft’s Potential Celtics: Virginia Tech PG Erick Green

Posted By Tim Healey On June 27, 2013 @ 8:18 am In General | No Comments

As part of WEEI.com’€™s coverage of the 2013 NBA draft, here is one in a series of profiles of players who could be available to the Celtics [1] when they make their lone selection at No. 16.


Position: Point guard

School: Virginia Tech

Age: 22

Height: 6-foot-3

Weight: 185 pounds

Achievements: AP All-America third team (2013), ACC Player of the Year (2013), All-ACC second team (2012)

Key 2012-13 stats: 25.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 1.3 steals

What he brings: Despite the fact that Green was a point guard through his senior year with the Hokies, one NBA executive questions [2] whether Green can or will play the point exclusively at the next level. Still, his offensive production is undeniable, and he was the focus of every opposing defense playing against a bad Hokies team (13-19) in 2012-13. The nation’€™s leading scorer shot 47.5 percent from the floor, 38.9 percent from beyond on the arc and 81.6 percent on free throws.

Draftexpress.com describes Green [3] as ‘€œcapable’€ on defense, with his fundamentals making up in part for his lack of size. He isn’€™t a liability on defense, but he won’€™t be stealing the show, either. His keen shooting is what teams will pay him for.

Notes: Green worked out for 15 teams in the weeks leading up to the draft. ‘€¦ Although he’€™s leaving Virginia Tech with a business degree, he missed his own graduation to attend the NBA combine last month. ‘€¦ His profile on hokiesports.com [4] calls him a ‘€œterrific defender’€ who showed all-around tremendous improvement since his one-start freshman year. … Green has four younger siblings.

Recent articles:

Daily Press: Virginia Tech’€™s Erick Green getting a taste of NBA life in workouts [5]

NBC Sports: Virginia Tech’€™s reliance on Erick Green didn’€™t hurt his chances at an NBA career [6]

Roanoke Times: NBA teams get a look at Virginia Tech star Erick Green [2]

Video: The ACC posted an Erick Green highlight video [7] in advance of the draft.

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URLs in this post:

[1] Celtics: http://media.weei.com/basketball/boston-celtics.htm

[2] one NBA executive questions: http://www.roanoke.com/sports/virginiatech/2025216-12/nba-teams-get-a-look-at-virginia-tech.html

[3] Draftexpress.com describes Green: http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/Erick-Green-16580/

[4] His profile on hokiesports.com: http://www.hokiesports.com/mbasketball/players/green_erick.html

[5] Daily Press: Virginia Tech’€™s Erick Green getting a taste of NBA life in workouts: http://articles.dailypress.com/2013-06-18/sports/dp-spt-erick-green-virginia-tech-nba-draft-0619-20130618_1_nba-chad-ford-minnesota-timberwolves

[6] NBC Sports: Virginia Tech’€™s reliance on Erick Green didn’€™t hurt his chances at an NBA career: http://collegebasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/06/14/virginia-techs-reliance-on-erick-green-didnt-hurt-his-chances-at-an-nba-career/

[7] an Erick Green highlight video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwZJCZqNhIg

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