Sixers Add Key Veteran’s Sharpshooting Younger Brother

Devonte Green

Getty Former Indiana guard Devonte Green is the younger brother of Sixers starter Danny Green.

The Philadelphia 76ers added a familiar last name to their summer-league roster on Sunday when they signed Devonte Green (via NBA reporter Ben Stinar). The 6-foot-3 shooting guard is the younger brother of Sixers starter Danny Green.

Green went undrafted out of Indiana University in 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic complicated the draft process since no in-person workouts or interviews took place. He signed with Roc Nation Sports and submitted his name nonetheless, then went overseas to play with Charilaos Trikoupis of the Greek Basket League. He averaged 15.3 points in nine games in Greece while shooting 42.9% from deep (6.2 attempts per game).

Prior to that, Green was a senior co-captain for the Hoosiers where he was the team’s best long-range shooter. He finished 55th in career scoring (954 points), 12th in three-pointers made (164), 10th in three-point attempts (454). He averaged 8.0 points and 2.1 assists while shooting 37.7% from deep.

“With COVID circumstances and the uncertainty of the NBA/G-League season, going overseas is the best opportunity for me to stay active and showcase my talent,” Green said last August, via Hoosiers Now. “So when the NBA/G-League starts back up, I’ll have the option to come back to play professionally in America. I’ll keep chasing my dream until the wheels fall off.”

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