On Sunday, Nov. 28, at the Radford-Eastern Kentucky basketball game at the Dedmon Center, Radford University will retire the jersey of former Highlander basketball star Javonte Green.
Green will make the trip to the New River Valley and be in attendance for the 4:30 p.m. game.
A member of the Radford program from 2011-15, Green ranks first in program history for career games played (133) and career steals (243) and ranks second for career points scored (1,911), career field goals made (701), and career rebounds (1,064).
The Petersburg, Va., native was an All-Big South Conference selection in each of his four years as a Highlander and was named Big South Defensive Player of the Year in 2014-15.
After earning a bachelor’s degree from Radford University, Green went on to play professionally overseas with stops in Spain, Italy, and Germany before becoming the first player in RU program history to sign a contract with an NBA organization. In 2019, he signed a two-year deal with the Boston Celtics. During the 2020-21 season, he was traded to the Chicago Bulls, re-signed with them in the summer of 2021, and became a fan favorite in the Windy City with his energy, his defense, and his electrifying slam dunks.