San Francisco Adds Manhattan Transfer Rashad Green
(San Francisco) - Rashad Green, a 6-4, 195 pound wing from Babylon, New York has signed a scholarship agreement to play basketball at the University of San Francisco, as announced today by head coach Rex Walters. Under NCAA transfer rules, Green will sit out the entire 2008-09 season after completing a successful freshman season at Manhattan in 2007-08.
"We're really fortunate to get someone that has accomplished some very good things at the Division I level in his freshman year at Manhattan," Walters said. "He is a tough, hard-nosed young man from New York who is looking forward to competing in the West Coast Conference. He can pass, handle and shoot the ball. I'm really excited to coach him and think he can do some great things for us here and help get USF going again."
Green turned in a solid season competing for the Jaspers, averaging 7.8 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.3 steals per game. A three-time MAAC Basketball Rookie of the Week, Green started 27 games in his inaugural collegiate season and led the team in rebounding and was the club's fourth-leading scorer. Green established career highs with 21-point, 11 rebound effort against Canisius and turned in another double-double in Manhattan's first-ever road win at Princeton, finishing with 16 points, seven rebounds and five steals.
A highly decorated prep player, Green averaged 11.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game while helping Bridgton Academy to a 34-5 record and its third straight NEPSAC Championship in 2007. The 2006 Long Island, Newsday and Nassau County Player of the Year, Green competed in the ABCD All-Star Game and played AAU ball with the New York Panthers.
Green comes from an athletic family. His brother Danny Jr., is a senior guard at North Carolina. Green's second cousin Gerald Green, plays in the NBA for the Minnesota Timberwolves.