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Old Dominion basketball guard Xavier Green transferring to Maryland

Virginian-Pilot
Virginian-Pilot
 2021-07-30

Old Dominion senior guard Xavier Green, a Williamsburg native who led the Monarchs in minutes played last season, is transferring to Maryland, Terrapins coach Mark Turgeon announced Friday.

The 6-foot-6 Green is using the extra year of eligibility granted by the NCAA as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic to join the Big Ten program.

“I’m excited to join the Maryland men’s basketball program and I am thankful for the opportunity,” Green said in a statement released by Maryland. “I love the energy and character of the coaching staff and I feel they want what is best for me and the program. I felt Maryland was the school to bring the best out of me and I am extremely blessed to have this chance.”

Green started all 23 of ODU’s games in 2020-21, averaging 34.1 minutes and 6.7 points per game. He was the MVP of the 2018-19 Conference USA Tournament and earned a spot on the C-USA All-Defensive Team that season.

Green eclipsed the career 1,000-point mark last season.

“We’re excited to add Xavier’s veteran leadership, experience and talent to our locker room as we finalize our roster for the upcoming season,” Turgeon said. “Xavier has the ability to impact the game in a lot of different ways.”

Green was the Metro Conference Player of the Year and a first-team all-state selection at Williamsburg Christian Academy, averaging 19 points, 11 rebounds and six assists as a senior.

David Hall, david.hall@pilotonline.com

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