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DARIN GREEN, JR.

#22

Player profile

position
Guard
height
6-5
weight
195
year
Junior
hometown
Charlotte, N.C.
high school
Wharton (Fla.)
other college
UCF

QUOTING DARIN GREEN

“I selected FSU because I feel like it’s the best place to help me reach my academic and athletic goals.  I’ll have a chance to play basketball under legendary coach Leonard Hamilton while completing my studies in Business. The family atmosphere that has been created here at FSU Basketball is unique and I wanted to be part of this family,” said Darin Green, Jr.

DARIN GREEN, JR'S CAREER HIGH'S

PTS: 27 vs. Michigan (12-30-21)
REBS: 6 vs. Cincinnati (2-19-20), East Carolina (1-27-21), vs. Troy (11-14-22)
BLKS: 2 vs. Bethune-Cookman (12-18-19)
STLS: 3 at Illinois State (11-17-19), at Cincinnati (2-19-20), at Cincinnati (2-14-21), at East Carolina (3-4-21)
ASTS: 6 at East Carolina (1-18-22)
20 Point Games: 9 (26 vs. Tulsa, 2-9-20), (23 vs. Est Carolina, 3-8-20), (20 at Florida State, 12-19-20), (23 at Miami, 11-13-21), (27 vs. Michigan, 12-30-21), (20 vs. Memphis, 1-12-22), (23 vs. South Florida, 2-3-22) (24 vs. Troy, 11-14-22) (23 vs. Purdue, 11-30-22)
5 Assist Games: 2 (6 vs. East Carolina, 1-18-22) (5 vs. Mercer, 11-21-22)
5 3-Point FG Games: 11 (6 vs. Tulsa, 2-9-20) (5 vs. East Carolina, 3-8-20), (6 vs. Tulane, 2-12-21), (5 at Miami, 11-13-21), (5 vs. Oklahoma, 11-27-21), (7 vs. Michigan, 12-30-21), (6 vs. South Florida, 2-3-22), (5 vs. Wichita State, 2-8-22), (5 vs. East Carolina, 2-20-22), (5 at Tulsa, 3-6-22) (7 vs. Troy, 11-14-22)

WHY I WEAR MY NUMBER

I wear No. 22 at Florida State (and also at UCF) because it’s the number my dad wore when he was a collegiate player at George Washington (1995-98).  He played in 89 games and in the NCAA Tournament in both 1996 and 1998.

Darin Green, Jr. is the 22nd player in school history to wear uniform No. 22.  Tim Pickett, who was an All-ACC First-Team selection in 2004 and inducted into the Florida State athletics Hall of Fame in 2022, also wore No. 22 during his career (2003-04). 

WHAT'S IN A NAME

My full name is Darin Keven Green, Jr.  I am named after my father. 

MY HOMETOWN

My hometown of Charlotte, N.C. is the queen city of the greatest basketball state in America. 

ON GREEN

A transfer from UCF who will play his first of two years of collegiate eligibility for Florida State during the 2022-23 season…entered his name into the transfer portal on April 12, 2022 and announced that he would transfer to Florida State and play for Coach Leonard Hamilton and his staff on April 18…the second of two players to commit to, and play for the Seminoles, during the 2022-23 season after putting their names into the transfer portal…Green, Jr. joins Jaylan Gainey as the two transfers to join the Seminoles’ roster for the 2022-23 season…was nationally ranked as the sixth-best shooting guard in the transfer portal in 2022…ranked 10th in American Athletic Conference history for career 3-point field goals made (208) and tied for 13th in AAC history for 3-point shots attempted (536)…entered his name for consideration into the 2020 NBA Draft after averaging 10.1 points and setting the school record for 3-point shots made a freshman at UCF in 2020…

AS A REDSHIRT JUNIOR (2023)

Totaled 8 points, a team-high 4 assists and 2 rebounds in his Florida State debut against Stetson (Nov. 7)…Florida State’s leading scorer with 17 points and two steals in his return to UCF as the Seminoles faced the Knights at Addition Financial Arena (Nov. 11)…Florida State’s leading scorer with 24 points on a career-high tying seven 3-point shots made and a career-high tying 6 rebounds in Florida State’s home game against Troy at the Donald L. Tucker Center (Nov. 14)…scored 14 points with 2 rebounds, 2 steals and 1 blocked shot…his first field goal against Florida gave him 1,000 points for his career (Nov 18)…totaled 5 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in Florida State’s 81-72 win over Mercer at the Donald L. Tucker Center (Nov. 21)…scored 11 points (on three 3-point shots made) with 2 rebounds in the Seminoles’ game against Stanford in the second round of the ESPN Events Invitational (Nov. 25)…totaled a team-high 23 points on 4 made 3-point shots with 2 rebounds and 2 steals in Florida State’s game against No. 5 Purdue in the AC / Big Ten Challenge at the Donald L. Tucker Center (Nov. 30)…

SUMMER 2022 -- CANADIAN TOUR

Averaged 20.3 points (61 total points), 3.0 rebounds (9 total rebounds) 2.7 steals (8 total steals), and 2.0 assists (6 total assists) while shooting .537 from the field (22 of 41), and .433 from the 3-piunt line (13 of 30) during Florida State’s three-game tour of Canada in August 0f 2022…totaled 15 points on a team-high three 3-point field goals made in a team-high 29 minutes played in the Seminoles’ 86-66 win over Ottawa in game one of their three-game summer tour of Canada…was 6 of 10 from the field (.600 percent) and 3 of 7 (.429 percent) from the 3-point line in the game one win…tied for the team-high with 4 assists and led the Seminoles in steals with four while adding 1 blocked shot…a starter with 21 points on five made 3-point shots (5 of 13, .385 percent) to go along with two blocked shots and 1 steal in the Seminoles’ 98-64 win over Carleton in game two of their exhibition tour…made 7 of 16 shots from the field (.438 percent) and was a perfect 2 of 2 from the free throw line (1.000 percent) in 28 minutes of playing time…a team-high 25 points as a starter in 35 minutes in Florida State’s 90-74 win over McGill University…made five 3-point field goals (five of 10) and was nine of 15 from the field (.600 percent) with three steals and 2 assists in the win…helped lead the Seminoles to their three exhibition wins.

AS A JUNIOR (2022)

Averaged a career-high 13.3 points (first on the team), 2.6 rebounds (sixth) and 0.7 steals (fourth), while making a career-high 87 3-point shots (first)…earned All-ACC Third-Team honors…led the Knights in field goals made (135), field goals attempted (337), 3-point field goals made (87), 3-point field goals attempted (226), points (386), points per game (13.3), and minutes played (896),  minutes played per game (30.9)…earned All-AAC Third-Team honors as a junior…started a career-high 29 games…ranked first in The American Athletic Conference, and 23rd nationally, with an average of 3.0 3-point field goals made per game…ranked third in the AAC and 53rd nationally with a .385 shooting percentage from the 3-point line…scored his career-high 27 points on a career-best seven made three-pointers to UCF to an 85-71 win over the Wolverines (Dec. 30)…appeared in, and started each of his 29 games setting a personal best for starting assignments in a single season…named to the AAC Honor Roll on both November 15 and December 13…made 87 3-point field goals – the seventh highest single season total in school history…posted seven games with at least five made 3-poinf field goals (vs. Oklahoma, at Miami, vs. Michigan, vs. South Florida, vs. Wichita State, vs.  East Carolina and at Tulsa)…UCF’s leading scorer in 13 of 29 games played with double-digit scoring in 19 of 29 games…led the Knights with 20 points (8-of-14 shooting and 4-of-9 from three) and added four rebounds to help UCF defeat Memphis…made his first five 3-point attempts and totaled 19 points with two steals at Tulsa (March 6)…led UCF with 19 points on 5-of-11 threes while adding two assists, two rebounds and a steal against ECU (Feb. 20)…made a team-high five threes, tallying 17 points and adding four rebounds in UCF’s win over Wichita State (Feb. 8)…scored a team-high 23 points (on 6-of-12 threes) while adding five rebounds and a pair of steals against South Florida (Feb. 3)…third on the team with 14 points (on 4-of-11 threes) and added three rebounds to help the Knights come from behind win over Tulane (Jan. 22)…totaled a career-high six assists and added five points and a season-high five rebounds in UCF’s comeback win over East Carolina (Jan. 18)…Led UCF with 23 points and with a team-high nine made field goals, including five threes in 95-89 win at Miami (Jan. 13).

AS A SOPHOMORE (2021)

Averaged 11.3 points (third on the team), 2.9 rebounds (tied for sixth), and 0.9 steals (fifth) while shooting .361 from the 3-point line (third)…helped lead UCF to an 11-12 overall record and a an 8-10 record in ACC play…the Knights finished in sixth place in the regular season standings in the AAC…ranked seventh in the AAC with 53 3-point field goals made in 23 games – the seventh highest average in the league in 2021…ranked seventh in the AAC as he made an average of 2.3 3-point shot per game (53 3-point shots made in 23 games)…ranked 10th in the AAC with a 31.7 minutes played per game average…started and played in 23 games during his second season at UCF…ranked 17th in the AAC in scoring…totaled 20 points on six of nine shooting from the 3-point point line in UCF’s victory over Florida State at the Donald L. Tucker Center (Dec. 19)…totaled 18 points and six rebounds against East Carolina (Jan. 27)…scored 18 points on six of 10 shooting from the 3-point line against Tulane (Feb. 12)…scored 17 points on seven of 12 shooting from the field at Temple (Jan. 14).

AS A FRESHMAN (2020)

Averaged 10.1 points (second on the team), 1.9 rebounds (tied for ninth), 0.6 assists (tenth), and made 68 3-point shots (first) in leading the Knights to a 16-14 overall mark and a 7-11 record in AAC play…the AAC Freshman of the Week on Feb. 10 for his performances against USF (23 points), at Memphis (11 points) and Wichita State (17 points) as he averaged 17.0 points in three games…led the AAC with a .417 3-point field goal shooting percentage (68-163)…led the AAC as he made an average of 2.3 3-poiint field goals made per game…appeared in a career-high 30 games with 14 starting assignments as a true freshman…led the American Athletic Conference with a 41.7 percent mark from 3-point range and 2.3 threes made per game…led the AAC during conference play, shooting 45.5 percent from distance and knocking down 2.5 threes per contest…made at least one 3-pointer in 26 out of 30 games, hitting multiple threes 20 times…with 68 made threes on the season, he set a new UCF freshman record, topping the previous best mark of 67 made 3-pointers (Eric Riggs, 1995-96)…shot 44.9 percent from the field and 83.3 percent from the free throw line…named the AAC Freshman of the Week once named to the AAC Honor Roll accolades once (March 9)…totaled a season-high 26 points against Tulsa…was six of nine from the 3-point line in scoring his season-high against the Golden Hurricanes (Feb. 9)…His 26 points against Tulsa marked the most by a UCF freshman since B.J. Taylor had 33 points against Tulane on Jan. 14, 2015…totaled 23 points on 5-of-8 shooting from beyond the arc (March 8)…led the Knights with 18 points on four made 3-pointers at Wichita State (Jan. 25)…totaled 16 points on four of seven shots made from beyond the arc against Pepperdine (Nov. 29)…totaled 13 points each against Miami (Nov 12), at East Carolina (Feb. 6), Wichita State (Feb. 13) and Southern Methodist (March 4)…scored eight points on a pair of 3-pointers in collegiate debut against Prairie View A&M (Nov. 9).

AT WHARTON HIGH SCHOOL

Graduated from Wharton High School in Tampa, Fla., in 2019…played on the Wharton varsity for four seasons…earned the Academic Award in 2019 with the highest GPA on the basketball team…the all-time leading scorer in school history with 1,4010 points….the 2019 Hillsborough County Player of the Year…won the three-point contest and was named Hillsborough County All-Star Game MVP in 2019…named as the 2019 Tampa Bay Coaches Association Player of the Year…an All-Hillsborough County First-Team selection as a senior…averaged 22.5 points as he scored 30 or more points four times as a senior…also averaged 5.6 rebounds per game, shot .430 percent from the 3-point line and .890 percent from the free throw line as a senior…led Wharton to a 28-3 record and to the regional championship games in 2019…led Wharton to the semifinals of the Florida State Class 8A regional championship tournament as a junior.

PERSONAL

Born January 15, 2001…Darin is the son of Nena and Darin Green, Sr…his dad, played college basketball at George Washington University…played for Team Parsons on the AAU circuit…Initially chose UCF over Arkansas State, Buffalo, Cal State Fullerton, Murray State and Florida Gulf Coast…his first collegiate offer came from CSU Fullerton…major is Social Science.