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01 Orien Greene
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  • Sophomore, 2L
  • Guard 6-4, 200
  • Gainesville, Fla.
  • Gainesville High School
  • Major: Social and Behavioral Sciences

Long athletic combo guard who is a multi-dimensional player… Will see most of his action at the third guard spot, but also plays the point guard spot… Unselfish player who has outstanding ability to score and defend, but his knack at finding the open man and understanding the game is probably his biggest strength… Outstanding leaping ability… Made strides in his offensive game during his sophomore season… 1.60 steals per game ranks fourth on UF career charts… 99 steals ties Eddie Shannon's record for most by a Gator player after their sophomore year… Has led UF in assists in 11 games during his career… Has six double figure scoring games… Has one career double double… .Has 13 career dunks… One of four players to appear in every game the past two years…

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2001-02 - The starter at the third guard spot in 30 of 31 games (all but Creighton)… Led the team with 61 steals, the third best single-season effort in UF history… Averaged 1.97 steals per game, fourth best in school history… 1.97 steals per game also ranked fifth in the SEC… Ranked sixth in the SEC in assist to turnover ratio, but ranked fourth in the SEC in assist to turnover ratio in league games only… Surpassed his scoring output from a year ago in just 20 games… Shot .434 from the field after shooting .354 as a freshman… Finished the year shooting .462 (54-of-117) after starting .321 (9-of-28)… Was 18-of-52 (.346) from three-point range after a 2-of-14 (.143) start… Recorded a steal in each of the first 18 games… .Had at least two steals in 20 games and three steals in 11 games… Scored in double figures four times on the year, including three times in a four-game stretch after notching double figure efforts just twice in the first 46 games of his career… Tallied his first career double double vs. LSU with 14 points and 11 assists… 14 points vs. the Tigers was more than he scored in three previous SEC games… Shot .494 from the field in SEC games only… 9-of-19 (.474) from three-point range in seven January games… Also shot .583 (21-of-36) from the field during that stretch… Played 30-plus minutes in four consecutive games for the first time in his career (Georgia through Alabama)… Averaged 29.3 minutes per game during the last nine games of the year… 7-of-10 from the foul line in the game's final three minutes…

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2000-01 - One of five players to see action in every game… Started the Vanderbilt and Auburn games at the point guard spot… The first sub off the bench six times… Had 10 turnover free games, including two games with seven assists and no turnovers (FAMU and New Hampshire)… Ranked tied for second on the squad with eight dunks… 85 assists was second best on the squad… Led UF in assists in four games… Had a steal in 24 of 31 games… Made first career start vs. Vanderbilt… Missed potential game-winning shot vs. Georgia and his layup with time running out would have forced overtime vs. Vanderbilt… Bounced back to hit two free throws with 51 seconds left to secure win at Auburn… Had career high 13 points vs. New Hampshire… Added 12 in next game, his first career SEC contest at South Carolina… Averaged 24.9 mpg (199 minutes) during an eight-game stretch (New Hampshire to Tennessee)…

PREP - Ranked among the top 30 prep prospects in the nation by most recruiting services… A 2000 graduate of Gainesville High School where he was coached by Anthony Long… Led his team to back-to-back 5A state titles… A four-year starter who was 108-21 during his career after GHS was just 7-21 the year before his freshman season… Florida's "Mr. Basketball" as a senior… Also Third-Team Parade All-American… Listed among the top 30 players nationally among most recruiting services… Averaged 15.8 ppg, 7.6 apg, 6.0 spg and 5.5 rpg as a senior… Led team to 33-2 record and second consecutive 5A title… Named Second-Team All-State as a junior after averaging 12.1 ppg, 5.8 apg, 5.4 spg, 4.3 rpg and leading team to 5A title… Averaged 12.5 ppg, 5.4 apg, 4.3 spg and 3.4 rpg as a sophomore and as team went 26-5… Averaged 8.0 ppg, 3.3 apg, 3.6 spg and 3.9 rpg as a freshman as team went 21-9…

PERSONAL - Born Orien Randolph Greene II on Feb. 4, 1982 in Gainesville, Fla… .Was 22 inches long at birth… Mother, Poinsetta played high school basketball at Raines High School in Jacksonville… .Began playing organized basketball at eight years old… The first local player to sign with Florida since former Oak Hall star Svein Dyrkolbotn (1992-95), and the first Gainesville High player since Boyd Welsch, who was a freshman at UF in 1965-66.

Orien Greene's Career Statistics
Year GP-GS MP FGM-FGA PCT. 3PT-ATT PCT. FT-FTA PCT.  
2000-01 31-2 591 35-99 .354 13-52 .250 21-28 .750
2001-02 31-30 737 63-145 .434 20-66 .303 14-22 .636
TOTALS 62-32 1326 98-244 .402 33-118 .280 35-50 .700
Year REB AVG. A TO BS ST PF-DQ TP AV.
2000-01 72 2.3 85 52 13 38 74-3 104 3.4
2001-02 88 2.8 89 49 6 61 81-1 160 5.2
TOTALS 160 2.6 174 101 19 99 155-4 264 4.3
Orien Greene's SEC Statistics
Year GP-GS MP FGM-FGA PCT. 3PT-ATT PCT. FT-FTA PCT.  
2000-01 16-2 338 19-52 .365 7-25 .280 10-14 .714
2001-02 16-16 404 40-81 .494 13-37 .351 8-11 .727
TOTALS 32-18 742 59-133 .444 20-62 .323 18-25 .720
Year REB AVG. A TO BS ST PF-DQ TP AV
2000-01 44 2.8 42 36 11 16 36-1 55 3.4
2001-02 48 3.0 56 30 2 23 44-1 101 6.3
TOTALS 92 2.9 98 66 13 39 70-2 156 4.9
Orien Greene's NCAA Statistics
Year GP-GS MP FGM-FGA PCT. 3PT-ATT PCT. FT-FTA PCT.  
2000-01 2-0 32 3-6 .500 0-3 .000 0-0 .000
2001-02 1-0 32 1-5 .200 0-0 .000 2-2 1.00
TOTALS 3-0 64 4-11 .364 0-3 .000 2-2 1.00
Year REB AVG. A TO BS ST PF-DQ TP AV.
2000-01 6 3.0 4 4 1 0 7-1 6 3.0
2001-02 2 2.0 4 1 0 2 4-0 4 4.0
TOTALS 8 2.7 8 5 1 2 11-1 10 3.3

Greene Game Highs
Points
Season 14, LSU (1/16/02)
Career 14, LSU (1/16/02)
Rebounds
Season 7, vs. Tennessee (2/26/02)
Career 7, vs. Tennessee (2/26/02)
Field Goal
Season 6, Arkansas (1/26/02)
Career 6, Arkansas (1/26/02)
Field Goal Attempts
Season 11, Arkansas (1/26/02)
Career 11, Arkansas (1/26/02)
3-Point FGs
Season 3, 2x, last vs. Kentucky (1/29/02)
Career 3, 2x, last vs. Kentucky (1/29/02)
3-Point FG Attempts
Season 5, 2x, last vs. Kentucky (1/29/02)
Career 5, 2x, last vs. Kentucky (1/29/02)
Free Throws
Season 3, vs. Auburn (3/7/02)
Career 5, New Hampshire (12/30/00)
Free Throw Attempts
Season 4, vs. Auburn (3/7/02)
Career 5, New Hampshire (12/30/00)
Assists
Season 11, LSU (1/16/02)
Career 11, LSU (1/16/02)
Steals
Season 5, vs. Charlotte (12/15/01)
Career 5, vs. Charlotte (12/15/01)
Blocked Shots
Season 1, 6x, last vs. Auburn (3/7/02)
Career 3, 2x last vs. Arkansas (2/10/01)
Minutes Played
Season 36, vs. Alabama (2/23/02)
Career 36, vs. Alabama (2/23/02)

Misc. Stats 2001-02 Career
Times Led UF in Rebounding 1 1
Times led UF in Assists 7 11
Double Figure Scoring Games 4 6
Double Doubles 1 1
Dunks 5 13
Charges Drawn 2 3
First Player off the Bench 0 6
Scored UF's First Points 1 2
Three Point Plays 2-6 3-7*
Final Three Minutes from Line 7-10 11-17
* Includes one four-point play

What They Are Saying about Orien Greene… .

"Orien was great. That's the best game I've seen him play since he's been here."
Brett Nelson after Orien Greene's 14-point, 11-assists performance vs. LSU on Jan. 19th, 2002

"Orien is someone who always likes to pass. He derives a lot of pleasure in that."
Florida Head Coach Billy Donovan in December of 2000

"The thing I love about Orien is that the guy can have an effect on a game without scoring."
Billy Donovan in October of 2000

"The thing about Orien is that when you are playing with him or against him, you don't realize he's 6-5 because he is doing so many things a shorter player can do. That's when you know a guy is really skilled."
Teddy Dupay on Orien Greene in October of 2000

"He's the most gifted basketball player I ever coached. He sees things you can't coach."
Gainesville High School Coach Anthony Long, who coached Greene in high school

Off The Court with Orien Greene…

  • Mother, Poinsetta, played high school basketball at Raines High School in Jacksonville
  • Was 22 inches at birth
  • Began playing organized basketball at the age of eight
  • The first local player to sign with Florida since former Oak Hall star Svein Dyrkolbotn (1992-95) and the first Gainesville High player since Boyd Welsch, who was a freshman at UF in 1965-66
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