Congratulations to former Tar Heel basketball player Danny Green, who won the NBA Championship tonight playing for the San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs beat the Miami Heat in five games and won their fifth NBA Championship.
Green, well known for his crowd-exciting dances before home games, played four seasons at UNC, from 2005 to 2009. He was a member of the 2009 National Championship team featuring the likes of Tyler Hansbrough, Ty Lawson and Wayne Ellington. He scored 1,368 point in his career, an average of 9.4 point per game. He is also the only Tar Heel ever to have 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 200 assists, 100 blocks and 100 steals.
The 2005 McDonalds All-American has bounced around the NBA, starting in Cleveland in 2009. From there, he had short stints with the Erie BayHawks, Reno Bighorns, Austin Toros and even Union Olimpija of Slovenia before finding a home in San Antonio.
He has averaged over nine points per game in each of the last three seasons in San Antonio and has provided powerful shooting off the bench from three point land. His three point percentage in his NBA career sits at 42.1%.
The Tar Heel faithful all congratulate Danny Green on his first NBA Championship!