Lynn Greer

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Lynn Greer
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Lynn Greer making a layup for Carpisa Napoli, in 2005.
Personal information
Born (1979-10-23) October 23, 1979 (age 40)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school Carver (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
College Temple (1997–2002)
NBA draft 2002 / Undrafted
Playing career 2002–2015
Position Point guard / Shooting guard
Career history
2002–2003 Near East
2003 Greenville Groove
2003–2004 Śląsk Wrocław
2004–2005 Dynamo Moscow
2005–2006 Carpisa Napoli
2006–2007 Milwaukee Bucks
2007–2009 Olympiacos Piraeus
2009–2011 Fenerbahçe Ülker
2011 Olimpia Milano
2011–2012 UNICS Kazan
2012–2013 Azovmash
2013–2015 Darüşşafaka Doğuş
Career highlights and awards
Stats at
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]


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. His sister is Kelli Greer. His first cousin is Boston radio personality David Anderson. 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, is a four star recruit currently in his senior year at Roman Catholic in Philadelphia. He holds offers from Penn State, Iowa, Temple, Florida, Oregon, and St. Joseph's.[14]

References and notes

  1. ^ Bucks Sign Lynn Greer.
  2. ^ Greer signs lucrative European deal.
  3. ^ Teams stats. Archived 2008-08-04 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Euroleague stats.
  5. ^ Euroleague stats.
  6. ^ 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
  13. ^ Phoenix Suns Draft Notes 2007.
  14. ^ [ Transfer rule leaves Roman Catholic’s Lynn Greer III ineligible for PIAA basketball playoffs.

External links

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