Joshua Green

Joshua Green



Place of Birth

Baulkham Hills

Olympic History

Tokyo 2020

Career Events

Men's Basketball


Joshua's Story

Fast Facts

Sport: Basketball
Event: Men's Basketball
Olympic History: Tokyo 2020
Year Born: 2000
State Born: NSW

About Josh

Born the son of two semi-professional basketballers, Josh Green took to the game quickly and never looked back.

Josh started playing organised basketball as a five-year-old, where his mother was coaching his teams. As an 11-year-old, he captained the NSW Metro side to a national championship.

Two years later Josh relocated with his family to Phoenix, Arizona, where his talents on the hardwood were honed against the best junior competition in the world.

Once in Arizona he enrolled at Mountain Ridge High School and quickly began to impress scouts and recruiters. In 2017, Josh transferred to the IMG Academy in Florida, a boarding school known for its development of high school basketball prospects.

Josh scored 19 points in his last high school game to lead IMG to victory in the national championship final over La Lumiere and was awarded the game’s Most Valuable Player award.

After receiving offers to play collegiately for North Carolina, Villanova, Kansas and the University of Southern California, he chose to commit to the University of Arizona. A standout year for the Wildcats positioned the Sydney native to forego his college eligibility and enter the 2020 NBA Draft, where he was selected by the Dallas Mavericks with the 18th pick of the first round.

At the Tokyo 2020 Olympics (in 2021) Josh and the Boomers lifted Australia to the bronze medal, defeating Slovenia in the bronze medal match 107-93.

The dual Olympian helped achieved our nation's first men's basketball Olympic medal since Australia made its men's basketball Olympic debut in 1956. Josh played in five matches for the Boomers off the bench.

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