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Nuggets sign former ACC Player of the Year Erick Green

Jul 24, 2014, 10:33 AM EDT

Nick Covington, Erick Green Nick Covington, Erick Green

Twelve of the last 13 ACC Player of the Year winners have signed in the NBA.

Shane Battier, Joseph Forte, Juan Dixon, Josh Howard, Julius Hodge, J. J. Redick (who won twice), Jared Dudley, Tyler Hansbrough, Ty Lawson, Greivis Vasquez, Nolan Smith, Tyler Zeller and Shane Larkin have all played in the NBA, and 2014 No. 14 draft pick T. J. Warren has already signed his rookie-scale contract.

Soon, it will be 13-for-13.

Erick Green – after playing four years at Virginia Tech, getting drafted No. 46 in 2013 and spending a season overseas – is headed to the NBA.

Nikos Varlas of Eurohoops:

According to Eurohoops sources, Green is ready to sign a multi-year deal with the Denver Nuggets

Green will likely settle in as Denver’s third point guard behind Ty Lawson and Nate Robinson. The 23-year-old is a talented scorer, but there are questions about how effective a 6-foot-3 scoring guard can be in the NBA. At least Green minimizes some of the concerns by doing an exception job of protecting the basketball.

Robinson is entering the final year of his contract, and if all goes well, Green will be ready to replace him as backup point guard the following season. However, it’s possible Green tops out as a third guard.

  1. unxpexted1 - Jul 24, 2014 at 11:30 AM

    Good signing. He looked solid in summer league. Could be decent off the bench if Nate Rob gets hurt again.

  2. ebecks34 - Jul 24, 2014 at 12:04 PM

    Joe Forte, the legend! Boston fans are still dreaming about drafting Tony Parker instead of him.

  3. jacobk621 - Jul 25, 2014 at 3:24 AM

    Vasquez was ACC player of the year ?? Are you sure about that ?? I know he was all-ACC first team !!

  4. bkbell3 - Jul 25, 2014 at 5:27 AM

    Um, isn’t nate robinson a 5’9′ scoring guard? Also under 6’3″ Isaiah thomas for the suns,also bledsoe and their other point guard,tony parker, derick rose, irving, kemba walker etc. Aren’t they all effective scorers at 6’3″ or under? sigh

    • bkbell3 - Jul 25, 2014 at 5:28 AM

      forgot monta ellis and steph curry.

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