Lynn Greer
Lynn Greer making a layup for Carpisa Napoli, in 2005
Personal information
Born (1979-10-23) October 23, 1979 (age 42)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High schoolCarver (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
CollegeTemple (1997–2002)
NBA draft2002 / Undrafted
Playing career2002–2015
PositionPoint guard / Shooting guard
Career history
2002–2003Near East
2003Greenville Groove
2003–2004Śląsk Wrocław
2004–2005Dynamo Moscow
2005–2006Carpisa Napoli
2006–2007Milwaukee Bucks
2007–2009Olympiacos Piraeus
2009–2011Fenerbahçe Ülker
2011Olimpia Milano
2011–2012UNICS Kazan
2012–2013Azovmash
2013–2015Darüşşafaka Doğuş
Career highlights and awards
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
Medals
Men's Basketball
Representing the  United States
Summer Universiade
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Beijing
Lynn Greer shooting, during the 2006 Italian Cup
Lynn Greer shooting, during the 2006 Italian Cup

Lynn Terence Greer Jr. (born October 23, 1979) is an American former professional basketball player. He played at the point guard and shooting guard positions. He was an All-EuroLeague Second Team selection in 2004.

High school

Lynn attended Carver High School, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he played basketball.

College career

Greer attended Temple University, where he played college basketball for John Chaney's Owls. In his senior year, he averaged 39.7 minutes per game, and also led the Owls with 23.2 points per game, including a career high 47 points, in a 70–67 OT victory against Wisconsin. He led the Owls to the Elite Eight in 2001, where they lost a tightly contested game to #1 seed Michigan State. Greer is Temple's second-all-time-leading scorer.

Professional career

Prior to his NBA career, Greer played professionally in the Italian League, the Russian Super League, the Polish League, and the Greek League, and also with the then-named NBA D-League's Greenville Groove. In July 2006, he was signed to a multi-year contract by the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks, a team he played with in the pre-season of 2003.[1]

Due to his limited role with the Bucks, he decided to sign a two-year deal with Olympiacos Piraeus on September 24, 2007.[2] In the Greek League 2007–08 regular season, he averaged 12.4 points per game, in 24.1 minutes per game. In the 2007–08 Greek League post season, he played in 12 games, where he averaged 14.9 points per game, in 30.3 minutes per game, while also dishing out 2.7 assists per game.[3] Finally, in 19 games in the Euroleague 2007–08 season, he averaged 16.3 points per game[4] and 3.6 assists per game.[5] In 2009, he transferred to Fenerbahçe Ülker.[6] In January 2011, he joined Armani Jeans Milano.[7][8] On October 4, 2011, he signed with UNICS Kazan.[9] On August 16, 2012, he joined BC Azovmash in Ukraine.[10] In August 2013, he signed with Darüşşafaka.[11]

On June 25, 2015, Greer announced his retirement from professional basketball.[12]

Personal life

Greer is the son of Lynn Greer Sr., who was drafted by the Phoenix Suns in the 11th round (170th overall) of the 1973 NBA draft,[13] and Alma Greer. Greer grew up in Southwest Philadelphia, and played against many NBA players, including Kobe Bryant, Jameer Nelson, Ronald "Flip" Murray, Rasheed Wallace, Richard "Rip" Hamilton, Malik Rose, Malik Allen, and Cuttino Mobley.

Greer's son, Lynn Greer III, was a four-star recruit currently in his senior year at IMG Academy in Florida. He committed to play basketball for the Dayton Flyers on February 15, 2021. However he transferred to Saint Joseph's in January 2022.[14]

References and notes

  1. ^ "Bucks Sign Lynn Greer". Archived from the original on 2018-06-21. Retrieved 2020-08-26.
  2. ^ Greer signs lucrative European deal.
  3. ^ Teams stats. Archived 2008-08-04 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Euroleague stats.
  5. ^ Euroleague stats.
  6. ^ HTSpor.com Fenerbahçe signs Greer (Turkish) Archived 2009-07-26 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Accordo con Lynn Greer (in Italian)
  8. ^ Greer signed for Milano
  9. ^ UNICS lands Lynn Greer
  10. ^ BC AZOVMASH lands Lynn Greer, Akin Akingbala Archived 2012-08-27 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ Darussafaka adds Greer to their roster, ex Azovmash
  12. ^ "Lynn Greer retires at 35". Archived from the original on 2015-06-28. Retrieved 2015-06-26.
  13. ^ "Phoenix Suns Draft Notes 2007" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-11-02. Retrieved 2008-04-22.
  14. ^ "Lynn Greer IIII - 2021-22 Men's Basketball Roster". Saint Joseph’s Hawks. Retrieved 29 January 2022.