Gerald Green Jr. (born January 26, 1986 in
Houston, Texas) is a professional basketball
player for the Boston Celtics of the NBA. He was
drafted by the Celtics with the 18th pick in the
first round of the 2005 NBA Draft.
Green attended Gulf Shores Academy in Houston,
Texas. He committed himself to attend Oklahoma
State University, but chose instead to enter the
draft directly out of high school.
Green will presumably be one of the last players
to jump directly from high school to the NBA, as
the new collective bargaining agreement between
NBA owners and the NBA Players' Association
mandates that American players who enter the NBA
Draft must be at least one year removed from the
graduation of their high school class and reach
age 19 no later than December 31 of the calendar
year of the draft.