Ronald Green (basketball)

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Personal information
Born(1944-08-05)August 5, 1944
Miami Beach Florida
Died(2012-07-00)July , 2012 (aged 68)
NationalityAmerican / Israeli
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Career information
High schoolMiami Beach
(Miami Beach, Florida)
College\Vanderbilt (1963–1966)

Ronald Green (רוני גרין; August 5, 1944-July 2012) was an American-Israeli basketball player. He played the forward position.[1] He played in the Israel Basketball Premier League, and for the Israeli national basketball team.


Green was born in Miami Beach, Florida, and was Jewish.[2][3][4][5] He was raised by Morris and Florence Green.[5] He was 6' 6" (198 cm) tall.[1] His son Erin Green also played professional basketball in Israel.[6] He attended Miami Beach High School, where Green played on the basketball team from 1960-1962, and was named All-City First Team.[5] Green attended Vanderbilt University (B.A. in Business Administration, '66; MBA, '69), on a full scholarship.[7][1][5] He played for the Vanderbilt Commodores from 1963-66.[1][8][9][10][11][12] In 1964-65, the team won the Southeastern Conference (SEC) championship.[5] He played basketball for Team USA in the 1965 Maccabiah Games, winning a gold medal, and in the 1969 Maccabiah Games, winning a silver medal.[13] Green played professionally in the Israel Basketball Premier League for Maccabi Tel Aviv in 1970-71, averaging 14.1 points per game.[14] He played on the Israeli national basketball team, winning a silver medal with the team at the 1970 Asian Games.In addition, he played in the Italian basketball Italian Professional League.[5] After playing basketball abroad, and marrying an Israeli nurse, Green returned to Miami to work with Green Brothers Food Brokerage, as well as an account manager with Buitoni, and Haagen-Dazs.[5][15] Green suffered from a rare disease known as multiple system atrophy.[5]


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  2. Jessie Silver (October 6, 1967). "Athletes and Sports Events of the Past Year". The Detroit Jewish News.
  3. Jessie and Roy Silver (April 6, 1965). "Sports by Silver", The Jewish Transcript.
  4. Jessie and Roy Silver (January 15, 1965). "Jews in Sports". The Detroit Jewish News.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 "Ronald Green Obituary". The Miami Herald. July 26, 2012.
  6. Liran Jakob Rosenfeld (June 13, 2018). "An Interview with the Best Corporate Immigration Attorney I Know". PassRight.
  7. 2007-08 Vanderbilt Basketball; Records and History
  8. "Jerry Southwood an essential piece of impressive three-year run by Commodores". Vanderbilt University Athletics - Official Athletics Website. February 11, 2015.
  9. Clyde Lee (March 21, 2007). "Vandy Makes Elite Eight in 1965". Vanderbilt University Athletics - Official Athletics Website.
  10. Don Yates (January 18, 2005). "Flashback: The Great Start of 1965-66". Vandy247.
  11. 2013-14 Vanderbilt Men's Basketball Fact Book. 2013.
  12. Don Yates (November 25, 2004). "Five great season openers in Vanderbilt history". Vandy247.
  13. "Dave Newmark Turns Pro ... Maccabiah and ABA Stars". The Detroit Jewish News. July 5, 1968.
  14. "⁨ גרי‭2)!".
  15. "Will Ronnie Green Go Back?". Jewish Post. July 23, 1971.

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