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Green decides to stay in the NBA draft pool

 

Jeremy Green hopes to find the same success in the NBA that Landry Fields achieved with the New York Knicks this season.

Stanford men's basketball coach Johnny Dawkins announced Sunday that Green would remain in the NBA draft pool and give up his senior year of eligibility with the Cardinal.

Green waited until Sunday's NCAA deadline to make his final decision. He declared himself eligible for the draft on April 28, but did not hire an agent at the time. The NBA Draft is scheduled for June 23.

"Jeremy has had an impact on our program and I am proud of everything he has accomplished during his time at Stanford," Dawkins said. "We wish him the best of luck in his pursuit of a professional career."

Green finished fifth in the Pac-10 with his 16.7 scoring average this past season after averaging 17.4 points his sophomore year, second to Fields' 21.4.

Green also ranked second in the league in three-point field goals made at 2.8 per contest. A two-time All-Pac-10 selection, Green shot 42.3 percent overall, 42.9 percent from three-point territory and 79.4 percent from the free throw line while averaging 3.4 rebounds per game.

In his final 10 games, Green averaged 21.4 points, shot 54 percent overall, 52.9 percent from 3-point range and 82.7 percent from the foul line.

After breaking Casey Jacobsen's single-season record for three-pointers made (93) as a sophomore, Green continued to climb in the Stanford record books. He recorded a career-high seven three-pointers against Oregon State, moving into second place on Stanford's all-time three-point field goals list with 228. Dion Cross (1992-96) holds the school record with 241.

Green joins Fields and the Lopez twins, Brook and Robin, as recent players who left Stanford for the NBA before completing their eligibility.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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