Josh Green has been showing what he can do at the highest level of professional basketball during his rookie season in the NBA, and now he might have a chance to represent his country on the court.
Green, the former Arizona Wildcats star, was one of 24 players named Tuesday to Australia's Olympic squad. The team, known as the Boomers, are currently ranked third in the world ahead of the 2021 Tokyo games.
BREAKING NEWS – Basketball Australia is excited to announce the Australian Men’s Basketball Olympic Squad and coaching appointments for @Tokyo2020.— Basketball Australia (@BasketballAus) February 2, 2021
Read the full announcement https://t.co/1zuzjrA3tu#WeAreBasketball #WeAreReady #Tokyo2020 @AusOlympicTeam pic.twitter.com/2HzCcOBAHZ
The No. 18 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, Green is averaging 2.6 points, 2.4 rebounds and 0.6 assists in 16 games with the Dallas Mavericks. He's made five starts, scoring a career-high 8 points in a Jan. 20 win at Indiana.
Green played one season at Arizona, averaging 12 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.6 assists for the Wildcats in 2019-20. He is one of nine current NBA players on the Australian roster, which will need to be pared down to 12 before the Olympics.