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Bill Green

Born: Dec 8, 1940

Death: Jan 1, 1994

Birthplace: Gadsden

Nationality: United States

Bill Green

Date of Birth : Dec 8, 1940
Date of Death : Jan 1, 1994
Birth Place : Gadsden

William E. "Bill" Green was an American college basketball standout who played for Colorado State University between 1960–61 and 1962–63. A 6 ft 6 in, 230 lb center, Green was CSU's first-ever NCAA All-American when he was named to the consensus second team in 1963. He led the Rams in both scoring and rebounding for all three seasons and remains etched in the school's record book for both categories. He scored 1,682 points and grabbed 726 rebounds which remain second- and fifth-all time, respectively, through the 2009–10 season. Six of the top 13 single game scoring records belong to Green including the top two: 48 points versus Denver and 44 against Regis. Every season that Green suited up for CSU they qualified for a postseason tournament. In his sophomore and junior years, the Rams earned berths into the National Invitation Tournament. They reached the quarterfinals and first round, respectively. During his senior year, the Rams lost in the first round of the 1963 NCAA Tournament to Oklahoma City, 70–67. For his three-year career, Green averaged 22.1 points and 9.6 rebounds per game.

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