Tyrell Green Signs First Professional Contract In Sweden

TORONTO, August 11, 2017 – Slan Sports Management is pleased to announce that Tyrell Green has signed his first professional contract with the Norrkoping Dolphins of Sweden’s Basketligan.

Green, a 6’7” forward, is coming off of his senior season at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) in the Mountain West Conference (MWC) of the NCAA. In 31 games in 2016-17, Green ranked second on his team in both scoring and rebounding with 11.7 points and 5.5 rebounds per game, while shooting 34.1% from beyond the arc. He also ranked ninth in the MWC in free throw percentage at 79.5% and contributed 1.1 assists per game.

A Toronto, Ontario native, Green attended Oakwood Collegiate before moving on to St. Benedict’s Preparatory School in Newark, New Jersey. He also competed with Toronto’s CIA Bounce, an Amateur Athletic Union program that has produced a number of NBA draft picks. Green began his collegiate career in 2013-2014 at Hill College, a junior college competing in the National Junior College Athletics Association (NJCAA). In his freshman year, Green averaged 11.5 points and 6.5 rebounds per game and was named to the All-North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference First Team. Green’s contributions helped Hill College reach the NJCAA Sweet 16 and secure the NJCAA Region V Championship. As a sophomore, Green averaged 14.6 points and 6.1 rebounds per game. That season he was named to the NJCAA All-Region V Team and Hill College finished third overall at the NJCAA National Tournament. Green then transferred to UNLV in 2015-2016, but was restricted to playing seven games due to injuries that season.

Green has also competed internationally as a member of Team Canada. In 2011, he joined Canada’s U16 team at the FIBA Americas, where he averaged 10.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 1.4 assists per game. In 2012, he competed in the World Championships, representing Canada on the U17 squad. There, he averaged 7.0 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 0.9 assists per game. Green joined Team Canada once more at the FIBA 3×3 U18 World Championships in 2013.

“I couldn’t be more excited to get to Norrkoping and suit up with my new team,” said Green. “I’ve been working hard my entire life to get to this moment and I can’t wait to get started.”

Norrköping finished the 2016-2017 Basketligan season in second place with a 23-9 record, before advancing to the Basketligan semifinals but were eliminated by the Sodertalje Kings in six games.

“Tyrell is a very interesting young player and I think he has the potential to go very far,” said Norrkoping Head Coach, Adnan Chuck. “I am really excited that he chose the Norrkoping Dolphins and I’m looking forward to starting to work with him.”

For more information and individual box scores for Tyrell throughout the season, visit http://slansportsmanagement.com/tyrell-green.

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