« Men’s Basketball 2014-15

Ryann Green

School

Georgia State University

Position
Guard
Major
Accounting

Classroom

Green understands what it means to be an all-around student-athlete and is on pace to graduate on time with his degree in accounting. As a junior he earned Dean’s List honors and was recognized by the NABC Honors Court. He was named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll as a sophomore following a freshman season in which he also earned Dean’s List honors. He has been recognized by both the Sun Belt Conference and Colonial Athletic Association for his academic work in the classroom. As a walk-on, one of coach Hunter’s rules is to perform well in the classroom. Green responded throughout his first three years and was awarded a scholarship prior to the start of his senior campaign.

Character

Green is one of the most respected players not only on the men’s basketball team, but throughout the athletic department. Despite playing only 226 minutes in his first three seasons, Green was voted one of three team captains for the 2014-15 season. He has worked tirelessly on the court to improve and has become one of the team’s defensive specialists. If you ask any player on the team who is the most respected, they will answer hands-down Ryann Green. His character, along with his work in the classroom were key contributing factors in being offered a scholarship for his senior season.

Community

Community involvement has been important to Green since his arrival at Georgia State. This summer he and his teammates traveled to Costa Rica with Samaritan’s Feet to participate in shoe distributions with the organization. It marked the second trip Green had participated in over the last three years as the Panthers went to South Africa for four shoe distributions in 2012. On the trip to Costa Rica, Green took the lead to make sure the shoe distributions went flawlessly. The team was able to distribute more than 600 pairs of shoes and leave thousands more while delivering hope to children in some of the poorest areas of the country. He has also participated in numerous shoe distributions in Atlanta, including two during the Final Four in 2013. In addition to Samaritan’s Feet, Green also has worked with the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Atlanta and volunteered with the Athletics Department on trips to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta to bring smiles and joy to children at the hospital.

Competition

In three seasons, Green has played in 54 games, making one start. Last year was his best season, appearing in 24 games while scoring 10 points in 116 minutes. Green shot 66.7 percent from the free throw line while pulling down 14 rebounds, dishing out five assists and nabbing eight steals. He became known as a defensive specialist for the team and would often go in to cover the opposing team’s best player at key times on the court.