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2014-03-25 Local standout Chris Green is latest to join Tigers for 2014-15
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Pictured Above (L to R): Amy Green (Mother), Chris Green, Dan Green (Father), Back Row; Ralph Hodge and Nick Birkey

Local standout Chris Green is latest to join Tigers for 2014-15

Author: Nick Birkey
Posted: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 10:24 AM
2014 Chris Green

The Olivet Nazarene University men's basketball program and Head Coach Ralph Hodge have signed their second member to the 2014 recruiting class. Tiger basketball welcomes local standout Chris Green, a 6-foot guard from Bonfield, Ill. He plays for Kankakee Trinity Academy and will finish his great prep career this month.

Chris recently broke the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) record for career points (3,391) in 123 games (32.2 ppg), previously held by Charles Vaughn (Tamms High School). He broke the record in his final game of the season, making two free-throws early in the contest.

Currently during his senior season, Chris averaged 33.9 points, 6.2 assists, 6.8 rebounds, 3.2 steals, shooting 40 percent from the three-point line (112 made three-pointers), 53 percent from the field and 85 percent from the free-throw line. He helped his team to a 30-5 overall record and was named to The Daily-Journal All-Area Team in March.

During his career, Chris has many achievements, including earning South Shore Christian Conference (SSCC) First Team All-Conference honors in 2013 and 2014. He was a Daily Journal All-Area selection in 2012 and 2013. He was selected as the Berean Tip-Off Tournament MVP in 2011 and the Kankakee Trinity Academy Roundball Invitational MVP (2012, 2013, 2014). In addition, he was an all-tournament selection for the Calumet Winter Classic (2012, 2013) and Berean Tip-Off Tournament (2013).

During his junior year, Chris scored a career-high 58 points and made nine three-pointers against Mountain Top Christian. He scored 51 points in the championship game of the KTA Roundball Tournament versus Victory Christian Academy. 

During his senior year, Chris scored 58 points, going 20-for-21 from the free-throw line, and 17-for-26 from the floor in an overtime win against Families of Faith Christian. Also, he scored 32 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds and a game-winner against Heritage Christian. He scored 44 points, 34 in the second half, in the SSCC Championship Game.

Chris has helped his team to the 2014 SSCC Conference Tournament Championship, second place ACSI State Tournament finish (2014) and KTA Roundball title (2012, 2013, 2014). In 2012, he helped his team to the Calumet Christian Winter Classic Championship.

In addition to his career with Kankakee Trinity Academy, Chris played with Example Sports as a member of the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU). He helped his team win the NAYS Nationals in 2012 and 2013.

While in high school, Chris also played baseball for Grace Baptist Academy and will play for Trinity this spring. He batted .460 during his sophomore season and was selected as his team’s Defensive Player of the Year.

Chris finished high school with an overall 4.0 GPA. He will study exercise science while at Olivet.

He and his family attend Herscher Christian Church. He participated in a 300-mile bike ride for HIS Home 300 to bring water to a village in Africa. He also helped at a homeless shelter and volunteered with Feed My Starving Children. 

Green joins fellow member of the 2014-15 recruiting class;  Bennet Schimmelpfennig (Bourbonnais, Ill.).