Josh Green is headed to Dallas. The Mavericks selected the 19-year-old with the No. 18 overall pick.
The pick is in! What a special moment for @josh_green6 🙏 #CitiAAdvantage | #MFFL pic.twitter.com/LrIuumLKkn- Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) November 19, 2020
The 6-foot-6 Australian wing, born in Sydney, New South Wales, has played all of his high school and college in the United States. He began schooling in Australia but enrolled at Mountain Ridge High School in 2015 when his family relocated to Phoenix, Arizona.
From there, he transferred to IMG Academy in 2017 before playing college basketball for the 2019-20 season as a freshman at the University of Arizona. In 30 games as a member of the Wildcats, he finished with averages of 12.0 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.5 steals per game while shooting 36.1% from beyond the arc.
In his scouting report, NBA.com Draft expert Eric Fawcett talks glowingly of Green's defence.
"Where Green shines the most is on the defensive end. It's easy to look at a 6'6" wing and just assume that player is a difference-maker on defence but when it comes to Green he not only reaches those expectations but soars past them."
Green's selection by the Mavericks is a great fit. His 3-and-D style of play fits perfectly in the wings alongside the franchise's superstar point guard in Luka Doncic, who will optimize Green on the offensive end of the floor.
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