for the Los Angeles Defenders in the National Basketball Development
League, Orien Greene was originally drafted in 2005 NBA Draft with the
53rd overall pick by the Boston Celtics. With Boston he played in all
but two games and averaged over 15 minutes of action per game. In addition
to his time playing for the Celtics, Orien also had stints with the
Indiana Pacers, Sacramento Kings and New Jersey Nets.
Defensively is where he excels the most right now. His lateral movement
is superb and his hands are excellent, he can guard both the 1 and the
2 positions and has the ability to stay in front of pretty much any PG
in the country. He has an uncanny knack for anticipating steals and getting
in the passing lanes, and has been on the right end of numerous breakaways
to finish with an emphatic dunk thanks to this skill. Greene is excellent
at putting pressure on the ball, and is very good at sticking his hand
in just the right spot to pick his opponent's pocket and come up with
A highly-touted prospect
coming out of high school, the 6'4" (1.93 m) point guard originally
chose to attend the University of Florida, his hometown college. However,
after a couple of years Greene became dissatisfied with his playing time
and decided to transfer to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where
he became known in the Sun Belt Conference for his aggressive play, winning
the Defensive Player of the Year award his senior season.
Orien has also played overseas acquiring solid experience.
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