Van Green

Van  Green

Hometown:
Birmingham, Ala.

Last College:
Columbia

Position:
Graduate Manager

Graduated:
2014


12/07/2015

Shopping With the Owls

On Dec. 6, the Rice Men's Basketball Team hosted 25 kids from the Boy's and Girls Club for their second annual Shopping With the Owls event.

Joins Rice as a graduate assistant after spending last year as a graduate transfer on the men's basketball squad.

At Rice 2014-15 Conference USA Academic Medal recipient and member of the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.

2014-15 Played in all 32 games with nine starts for the Owls ... started the first eight games of the season ... averaged 3.0 points and 2.2 rebounds with 14 assists and 14 steals ... shot 36.4 percent from the field ... led the team in rebounding three times.

Made his Blue and Gray debut in the opener at Oregon State with five points in 23 minutes ... notched 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting against William & Mary to accompany eight rebounds and two assists ... pulled down six rebounds and scored four points against Houston Baptist ... tallied six points and seven rebounds in the C-USA opener win over UTSA ... started the home finale against Charlotte ... matched his season high in front of a hometown crowd with 10 points on 4-of-7 shooting in the Conference USA Championship opening round win over North Texas in Birmingham ... added six rebounds in just 12 minutes in the game ... followed up with seven points and seven boards against Louisiana Tech in the quarterfinal.

2010-14 (at Columbia) Played in 37 games for the Lions before missing his final two seasons of action ... in 2011-12 as a sophomore, averaged 10.2 minutes in 15 games, including double-figure minutes in seven Ivy League contests and a 50 percent shooting clip from the field ... notched a career-best 10 points in a win over Dartmouth, including a pair of three-pointers ... in the previous game, he swiped four steals against Cornell ... as a rookie in 2010-11, saw action in 22 games, with a high-scoring mark of nine points in a narrow win against American ... competed in nine conference games and finished the season with 22 points in 7.2 minutes per game and knocked down 6-of-7 free throws ... in all, posted a positive 1.3 assist-to-turnover ratio with 71 points on 43.1 percent shooting and a 9-of-28 mark from downtown ... shot better than 70 percent at the foul line while hauling down more than a rebound per game to accompany 13 steals and 12 blocked shots while helping the Lions to 15 wins in each of his two seasons.

Central Park Christian School Averaged 24.5 points with eight assists, seven rebounds and three steals in his senior season ... led the squad to consecutive National Association of Christian Athletes national championships in his junior and senior seasons and was named the Tipoff Club Player of the Year for the Birmingham area ... lost just one game during his four years ... class valedictorian ... twice named Christian Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Personal Full name is Marvin Van Green Jr. ... son of Marvin and Earline Green ... has three brothers and two half-sisters ... born April 9, 1992 ... working towards a masters degree in education.


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