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#11 Taurean Green
  • Junior 2L
  • 6-0/177 Guard
  • Boca Raton, Fla.
  • Cardinal Gibbons High School
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences

One of the premier point guards in the nation, he posted 184 assists in his first season running the point in 2005-06, the second highest total in UF history… Incredible decision-making skills, he dished out eight assists to just one turnover in the national title game in a performance head coach Billy Donovan later called one of the best true point guard performances he had ever seen… Possesses tremendous scoring ability, he led the Gators with eight 20-point games in 2005-06… A true leader who rises to the challenges in front of him, he was the MVP of the SEC Tournament and the Coaches vs. Cancer Final Four, while earning a spot on the NCAA Final Four All-Tournament team… Son of former UNLV star and NBA player Sidney Green, also the former coach at Florida Atlantic University…

AS A SOPHOMORE 2005-06: A Second Team All-SEC selection (coaches and AP)… Second on the Gators in scoring at 13.3 points per game, he knocked down 88 three-pointers his sophomore season… Had eight games of 20+ points, including a career-high 29 points in the Gators' thorough victory over Kentucky on Feb. 4… Led the Gators in assists 22 times on the season, including three games of nine assists… Clutch with the game on the line, he hit 40-of-42 free throw attempts in the final three minutes of action on the year (95.2 percent) and is 57-of-62 for his career (91.9 percent)… The MVP of the SEC Tournament after averaging 16.0 points per game and hitting 10-of-19 three-pointers (52.6) percent over the three games… The MVP of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic Final Four in New York after torching Wake Forest and Syracuse for 23 points in back-to-back games… The win fulfilled his grandmother's dream of him playing at Madison Square Garden… Although she passed away in January of 2005, Green rose to the occasion in his first appearance at MSG and collected MVP honors in front of his father Sidney… Hit 88.6 percent from the free throw line on the year (171-193) and ranks second in UF history in free throw percentage at 86.2 percent, just behind former teammate Anthony Roberson, 86.4 percent… Set a modern UF-record with 37 consecutive free throws made in 2005-06, going over one month without missing one… Led the Gators in steals (4) and assists (6) against St. Peter's in the season-opener… Compiled a 6-to-1 assist-to- turnover ratio against the Peacocks in his first career start… Grabbed three rebounds against Albany… Named MVP of the College Hoops Classic Championship Rounds in New York… Compiled 46 points, 10 three-point field goals, 11 assists and 72 minutes played in the two-game championship rounds… Scored 23 points against Wake Forest… Set career-highs in three-point field goals (six) and three-point field goals attempted (nine) against Syracuse… Named SEC Player of the Week afterwards… Played 38 minutes versus Florida State… Scored all 15 points from the free throw line, setting a career-best in free throws made and free throws attempted (16)… Neither the NCAA or NBA have on record someone scoring more points without hitting a field goal… Set a Stephen C. O'Connell Center record with 15 free throws made in a game… Led the team in scoring for four consecutive games (Wake Forest to Alabama State)… Tallied a career-high nine assists against UCF… Compiled a 9-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio against UCF… Tied Florida's modern day record by making his 33rd consecutive free throw at Providence… Went 6-for-6 from the charity line against the Friars and led the team with 18 points… Quiet game offensively against Bethune Cookman, tallying five points, six turnovers and three assists… Topped the school record for consecutive free throws by draining his 35th against Jacksonville… .Went 2-for-2 from the free throw line and finished the game with 11 points against the Dolphins… Played 39 minutes against Miami… Made a trio of three-pointers against the Hurricanes… Scored all four of his points from the free throw line against FAMU… Saw his consecutive free throw streak end at 37… Dished out a career-high nine assists and six steals against Morgan State… Second on the team with 13 points against the Bears… Grabbed a career-high six rebounds against Georgia… Earned his third 20-point game of the season by scoring 21 against the Bulldogs… Led the team with 20 points against Mississippi State… Set career-highs with 18 field goals attempted, 11 of them from three-point range, against the Bulldogs… Led the team with 21 points against Auburn… Was a perfect 12-for-12 from the free throw line against the Tigers… Recorded a career-high seven rebounds against Savannah State… Led the team with 15 field goal attempts against Tennessee, including 10 from three-point range… Contributed with 17 points and six assists against the Vols… Had a team-high 17 points and seven assists against South Carolina… Scored 12 points and dished out five assists against Vanderbilt… Converted on 7-of-8 free throws against the Commodores… Dropped in a team-high 17 points against Mississippi.. Went 9-for-10 from the free throw line against the Rebels… Set a career-high with 29 points against Kentucky to lead all scorers… Also matched his career-high with nine assists against the Wildcats… Went 6-for-6 from the free throw line against South Carolina… Finished with 14 points and three assists against the Gamecocks… Led the team with seven assists against LSU… Scored only three points, but did a great job defensively, holding LSU's leading scorer to 11 points… Played a career-high 44 minutes against Arkansas… Led the team with 20 points against the Razorbacks… Led the team with 20 points and five assists against Alabama… Led the team with seven assists against Georgia… Contributed with seven points and two rebounds in 29 minutes against Kentucky… Made 5-of-5 three-point field goals and scored 20 points against Arkansas at the SEC Tournament… Led the team with 18 points in the semifinal win over LSU… Scored 10 points and dished out three assists during the SEC Tournament Championship game against South Carolina and was later named SEC Tournament MVP… Grabbed four rebounds against South Alabama at the NCAA Tournament in Jacksonville… Dished out six assists in the second round game against UW-Milwaukee… Made a trio of three-point field goals against Georgetown at the Sweet 16… Converted on 12-of-13 free throws against Villanova to finish with 19 points… Was one of two players that recorded four assists against the Wildcats… Made 6-of-6 free throws and a trio of three-pointers in a victory over George Mason in the national semifinal game… Led the team with eight assists in the national championship game against UCLA… Named to the Final Four All-Tournament Team… Ranked 16th in the nation and second in the SEC with 88.6 percent shooting from the free throw line… Ranked second in the SEC with 4.7 assists per game… Ranked seventh in the SEC with 38.4 percent shooting from 3-point range… Second on the team in scoring with 470 points… Led the team with 184 assists and minutes played with 1,302…

AS A FRESHMAN 2004-05: Showed tremendous potential during his freshman season, becoming a regular in the Gators' rotation and one of the first off the bench in every game… Averaged 2.2 assists per game and showed an ability to get teammates involved in transition and half court situations… A tenacious defender with quick hands, he was third on the team in steals at 1.0 per game… Posted five points, three assists, and three boards while effectively running the point in 22 minutes of action in his Florida debut vs. Jacksonville… Recorded eight points, eight assists, a steal and a blocked shot in 23 minutes of play against FAU… Notched 13 points in 25 minutes played in win over Providence… Registered a game-high four assists in 14 minutes of play versus FAMU … Dished out four assists in 17 minutes of play versus Miami … Scored three points and dished out three assists in a team-high 22 minutes of action against Stetson … In 27 minutes against Louisville, tallied a team-high three assists, two points and a steal … Scored nine points, dished out three assists and recorded a steal in 20 minutes of action versus Georgia Southern… Against Eastern Kentucky, Green matched a career-high by dishing out eight assists, scoring four points, making a career-high three steals and pulling down three rebounds… Netted seven points, grabbed two boards, made two steals and dished out an assist versus Sam Houston State… Scored three points, grabbed two boards, dished out two assists and stole two passes against Florida State… Tallied six points and one assist in a career-high 31 minutes of action against Arkansas… In 23 minutes against Auburn, recorded eight points, four assists, two rebounds and a steal… Scored six points, grabbed a rebound and dished out an assist in 15 minutes of play versus Vanderbilt… Talllied eight points, three assists, two rebounds and one steal in 26 minutes of action against Tennessee… Scored four points, dished out two assists and grabbed one rebound in 17 minutes of play against Georgia… Pulled down a rebound a dished out one assist against South Carolina in 18 minutes of breaking down the Gamecock press from the point guard position… Finished with one steal and one assist in 16 minutes of action versus Miss. State… Scored three points, going 1-1 from behind the three-point line in 12 minutes of action against Alabama… Provided solid play at the point in 13 minutes of action againts Kentucky… Two points, two rebounds, two assists and two steals in 20 minutes against Tennessee… Made all three shot attempts en route to nine points, four assists and one rebound in 16 minutes versus Ole Miss… Played 12 minutes against LSU… Chipped in with two points, two rebounds and an assist in 15 minutes of play against Vanderbilt… Registered an assist and a steal in 14 minutes of action versus South Carolina..Made two steals and added a one-of-two performance from the free throw line against Georgia… Collected one assist and one steal in nine minutes of play against Kentucky… In his first career SEC tournament game against Mississippi State, Green added three steals, scored two points and grabbed two rebounds in 15 minutes of play… Dished out one assist, grabbed one rebound and made one steal in 16 minutes of play versus Alabama in the SEC semifinals… Dished out a team-high four assists, scored two points and pulled down one rebound in the SEC Championship game against Kentucky… Knocked down both three-point attempts and did not commit a turnover on his way to an eight-point, one-assist, one-steal performance against Ohio in the 1st Round of the NCAA Tournament… Chipped in with nine points, one rebound, one assist and one steal in 22 minutes against Villanova in the 2nd Round of the NCAA Tournament…

PREP: Runner-up for Mr. Basketball in the state of Florida his senior season, averaging 30 points, 9.0 assists and 5.0 rebounds… Selected as the South Florida Sun-Sentinel 3A-1A Player of the Year… Had two games of 50+ points his senior year… Averaged 21.0 points and 9.0 assists per game in his junior season at Bradenton Pendleton Academy… Attended four different high schools in four years, spending his freshman year at Lake Howell (Orlando), his sophomore year at Westminster Academy (Ft. Lauderdale), his junior year at Bradenton Pendleton Academy and his senior year at Cardinal Gibbons High School… Helped the Florida Hoopsters reach the Championship game of the adidas Big Time Tournament in 2002 and was later named to the All-Tournament squad…

What They Are Saying…

"He (Green) brings a different dimension to our team. He's so quick and fast, he can get out and pressure the ball on defense, and he gets the ball and just goes, which makes everyone play at a different speed." - former Florida guard Matt Walsh

Taurean Green's Career Statistics
Year GP-GS MP FGM-FGA PCT. 3PT-ATT PCT. FT-FTA PCT. REB AVG. A TO BS ST PF-DQ TP AV.
2004-05 32-0 606 33-89 .371 16-47 .340 42-54 .778 31 1.0 69 51 1 31 51-0 124 3.9
2005-06 39-39 1302 130-355 .366 88-229 .384 171-193 .886 115 2.9 184 124 5 51 63-0 519 13.3
TOTALS 71-39 1908 163-444 .367 104-276 .384 213-247 .862 146 2.0 253 175 6 82 114-0 767 10.8
Taurean Green's SEC Statistics
Year GP-GS MP FGM-FGA PCT. 3PT-ATT PCT. FT-FTA PCT. REB AVG. A TO BS ST PF-DQ TP AV
2004-05 16-0 276 12-27 .444 6-17 .353 19-24 .792 12 0.8 21 21 0 11 19-0 49 3.1
2005-06 16-16 572 59-172 .343 39-109 .358 80-88 .909 48 3.0 80 61 3 16 27-0 237 14.8
TOTALS 32-16 848 71-199 .357 45-126 .357 99-112 .884 60 1.9 101 82 3 27 46-0 286 8.9
Taurean Green's NCAA Statistics
Year GP-GS MP FGM-FGA PCT. 3PT-ATT PCT. FT-FTA PCT. REB AVG. A TO BS ST PF-DQ TP AV.
2004-05 2-0 43 4-8 .500 3-4 .750 6-8 .750 1 0.5 2 3 0 2 4-0 17 8.5
2005-06 6-6 214 14-51 .275 9-35 .257 26-29 .897 18 3.0 23 12 2 5 12-0 63 10.5
TOTALS 8-6 257 18-59 .305 12-39 .308 32-37 .865 19 2.4 25 15 2 7 16-0 80 10.0

Points
Season 29, vs. Kentucky (2/4/06)
Career 29, vs. Kentucky (2/4/06)
Rebounds
Season 7, vs. Savannah St. (1/18/06)
Career 7, vs. Savannah St. (1/18/06)
Field Goals
Season 8, vs. Kentucky (2/4/06)
Career 8, vs. Kentucky (2/4/06)
Field Goal Attempts
Season 18, vs. MSU (1/11/06)
Career 18, vs. MSU (1/11/06)
3-Point FGs
Season 6, vs. Syracuse (11/18/05)
Career 6, vs. Syracuse (11/18/05)
3-Point FG Attempts
Season 11, 2x, last vs. Arkansas (1/18/06)
Career 11, 2x, last vs. Arkansas (1/18/06)
Free Throws
Season 15, vs. Florida State (11/25/05)
Career 15, vs. Florida State (11/25/05)
Free Throw Attempts
Season 16, vs. Florida State (11/25/05)
Career 16, vs. Florida State (11/25/05)
Assists
Season 9, 3x, last vs. Kentucky (2/4/06)
Career 9, 3x, last vs. Kentucky (2/4/06)
Steals
Season 6, vs. Morgan St. (1/3/06)
Career 6, vs. Morgan St. (1/3/06)
Blocked Shots
Season 1, 2x, last vs. Kentucky (2/4/06)
Career 1, 3x, last vs. Kentucky (2/4/06)
Minutes Played
Season 44, vs. Arkansas (1/18/06)
Career 44, vs. Arkansas (1/18/06)

Misc. Stats 05-06 Career
Times led UF in scoring 13 13
Times led UF in Rebs. 0 0
Times led UF in Assists 22 32
Double figure scoring 25 26
Double figure reb. games 0 0
Double Doubles 0 0
Dunks 0 0
Charges Drawn 3 3
First off the Bench 12 12
Scored UF's First Pts. 2 2
Three Point Plays 1-1 2-2
Final Three Minutes from Line 40-42 57-62
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