5 - Ty Greene
Ty Greene
Height: 6-3
Weight: 185
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Knoxville, Tenn.
Position: G
Major: Political Science
Last School: Bearden HS
Greene's Career Game Highs
Points 27 - Lipscomb (01/11/14)
Rebounds 8 - at Kennesaw State (02/06/12)
Assists 7 - Three times
Steals 5 - Kent State (03/15/12)
Blocks
2 - at Kennesaw State (01/06/14)
 FG Made 9 - Lipscomb (01/11/14)
FG Att. 19 - at Stetson (02/07/13)
3FG Made 6 - Two times
3FG Att. 12 - at Mercer (01/19/13)
FT Made 10 - Two times
FT Att. 11 - Two times

2013-14: Appeared in 26 games and drew starts in the first 21 games of the season … Missed eight games midway through the season with a fractured finger … Ranked third on the team and eighth in the league with 14.3 points per game … Featured six games with at least 20 points scored … Poured in a career-high 27 points in Upstate’s victory over Lipscomb (Jan. 11) … Scored 21 points against Winthrop (Nov. 13), Bob Jones (Nov. 25) and Florida Gulf Coast (Jan. 16) … Turned in a stretch where he scored at least 20 points in three straight games … Led the Atlantic Sun with a .855 shooting percentage from the free throw line … Featured a stretch where he made 29 consecutive free throws … Made a career-high 10 free throws against UNC Asheville (Dec. 15) and North Florida (March 4) … Ranked fifth in the conference with 3.5 assists per game … Tied a career-high with seven assists against Winthrop (Nov. 13) and North Florida (Jan. 25) … Had 10 games with at least five assists … Ranked eighth in the league with 1.9 three-pointers made per game … Hit a career-high six three-pointers against Kent State (Nov. 22) and Lipscomb (Jan. 11) … Sunk four three-pointers in back-to-back games against Florida Gulf Coast (Jan. 16) and Stetson (Jan. 18) … Ranked first in the A-Sun with a 2.9 assist/turnover ratio … Finished the year with 91 assists and just 31 turnovers in 889 minutes of play … Led the A-Sun in minutes played per game with 34.2.

2012-13: Started 29 of the 33 games in which he appeared and led Upstate and ranked fourth in the league with an average of 33.2 minutes per game … Finished the season ranked second on the team and 15th in the conference with 12.6 points per game … Paced the Spartans and ranked 13th in the Atlantic Sun with 2.5 assists per game … Led Upstate and stood fifth in the league with 1.5 steals per game … Finished second on the team and sixth in the A-Sun with 76 three-pointers made … Hit 36.2 percent of his shots from beyond the arc … Poured in a career-high 24 points in the Spartans’ 79-64 win over Jacksonville (Jan. 26) … Scored 20 points and hit five three-pointers against Florida Gulf Coast (Jan. 10) … Tallied 22 points and nailed five treys at Mercer (Jan. 19) … Sunk five three-pointers in three straight and four out of five games during the first month of conference play … Dished out five assists and recorded four steals in Upstate’s 88-56 win at ETSU (Mar. 1).

2011-12: Played and started in all 34 games for the Spartans as a true freshman… Earned A-Sun Freshman of the Year honors after averaging 11.4 points per game and playing more than 30 minutes per contest… Named to the College Insider’s Mid-Major Freshman All-America Team, one of 25 rookies selected to the squad… Finished the year ranked third in the A-Sun with a 77.8 free throw percentage… Ranked 17th in the league in points per game with 11.4 and eighth in three-point percentage at 40-percent… Ranked ninth in the A-Sun with 1.5 steals per contest… Hit a career-high five three-pointers against Toledo on November 19… Pulled down a career-high eight  rebounds at Kennesaw State on Feb. 6… Tallied a career-high 22 points on Feb. 23 against FGCU… Set career marks for free throws  made with eight (8-8) and steals with five against Kent State on Mar. 15, in the opening round of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament… Knocked down a game-winning three-pointer on Feb. 18 at Lipscomb, landing him on ESPN’s "SportsCenter" Top Plays as the number two play of the day…. Two-time winner of the A-Sun’s Newcomer of the Week award… Earned the honor Dec. 20 following back-to-back 21-point performances against Stetson and FGCU… Picked up the honor again after averaging 17.5 points in a road swing to Belmont and Lipscomb, which included a buzzer-beater game-winning three-pointer against the Bison… Received USC Upstate’s Outstanding Freshman Award at the department’s annual Coca-Cola Awards Banquet.

Before USC Upstate: Played basketball for head coach Mark Blevins at Bearden High School… Was named the East Tennessee Player of the Year... Earned All-State honors as a senior after leading Bearden to a 35-3 overall record and a spot in the Tennessee Class AAA State Championship Game… Scored a career-best 32 points in the state quarterfinals against McMinn County… Averaged 16 points per game in final season and picked up All-District and All-State Tournament honors… Also named to two other tournament teams (Island Jam and Super 16)… Earned Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors after senior campaign… Posted 16 ppg as a junior and earned All-State and All-Tournament honors… Was named both the district and region MVP as a junior… Earned numerous honors during junior season: Prep Xtra First-Team, All-KIL First Team, Super 16 Tournament MVP, Landair Classic MVP and Prep Xtra Player of the Week honors… Was also a member of the baseball team at Bearden.

Personal: Born on June 6, 1992 in Knoxville, Tenn… Son of David and Debbie Greene… Has a younger brother... His father, David, played basketball and baseball at Clinch Valley College… Majoring in Political science… Favorite movie is “Remember the Titans”… Favorite TV shows are “The Office” and “The King of Queens”… Favorite actor is Bradley Cooper… Likes eating grilled chicken and steak… Favorite musical groups are NeedToBreathe and Mercy Me… Favorite season is winter… Enjoys reading the Bible… Favorite sports figures are Chris Lofton, Peyton Manning and Eric Berry… His parents and grandparents were his heroes growing up… Most admires Jesus Christ and his brother, Sam... Favorite quotes are “Trust God’s plan” and “Keep God first, above all else”… Active with Upstate’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes chapter… Enjoys going to church and reading… Wants to own his on training facility.

Ty Greene's Career Statistics (3 years)
    Minutes  Total 3-Point F-Throws Rebounds     
Year gp-gs min avg fg fga pct fg fga pct ft fta pct off def tot avg pf fo ast t/o blk stl pts avg
2011-12 34-34 1036 30.5 109 284 .384 56 140 .400 112 144 .778 18 82 100 2.9 51 0 81 63 4 52 386 11.4
2012-1333-29109533.2135350.38676210.36271105.6762172932.8681835134841712.6
2013-1426-2188934.2114291.39250152.32994110.8551266783.0510913152737214.3
Total 93-84 3020 32.5 358 925 .387 182 502 .363 277 359 .772 51 220 271 2.9 170 1 255 145 12 127 1175 12.6