2013-14 Season (Senior)
An Honorable Mention All-Big West Conference selection for a third straight season ... Also named to the all-tournament team at the Big West Conference Tournament ... The holder of nine school records during his four seasons (2010-14) at CSUN ... Greene’s name appears 26 times in the CSUN?Top-10 ... The school record holder for career three-pointers (228) ... Shot .431 (78-for-181) from three-point territory, tops on the team, tops in the BWC and fourth-best for a single season at CSUN ... Shot 50 percent or better from behind the arc in 19 games ... Made at least one three-pointer in 30 of the 35 games ... Averaging 2.3 three-pointers per game, fourth-best in the conference ... Greene’s 78 three-pointers are third-best for a single season in school history ... Averaging 16.0 ppg (#8 in the Big West Conference) ... Scored in double figures in 32 of the 35 games ... Averaged 35.9 mpg (1,256 minutes, a school record), #1 in the league ... Played 30 or more minutes in 31 of the 35 games ... Played 40 or more minutes in seven games ... That included 49 of a possible 50 minutes in the double overtime game at UC?Riverside (3/1/14) ... Scored a season-high 28 points (8-for-10 from the floor, 5-for-6 from behind the arc) along with five rebounds, four assists and three steals in CSUN’s 86-80 win over Morgan State (12/27/13) ... Scored 1,549 points (third-best in school history) in his four year career at CSUN, becoming only the 16th player in school history to score 1,000 or more points ... Hitting .914 (169-for-185) from the free throw line, tops in the BWC, fifth-best in the nation and a school record besting the .869 set by Chuck Malouf in 1963-64 ... The nation’s leader was Johnny Dee at USD with .943 ... Had a streak of 29 straight free throws this year, four short of his school record set last year ... The school record holder with an .871 career free throw percentage ... Greene’s 411 career free throws are second-best in school history ... Dished out 360 career assists, third-best in school history ... Dished out a career-high 13 assists against EWU?(11/12/12), sixth-best for a single game in CSUN history ... Attempted 1,167 shots in four seasons, third-best in the school record book ... Attempted 590 three-pointers, a school record ... Played in a school record 125 games (82 as a starter) one of only 19 players to play 100 games over more ... In four seasons, Greene played 3,593 minutes (28.7 mpg), second-best in school history ... His 128 career steals are eighth-best in school history.
2012-13 Season (Junior)
Honorable Mention All-Big West Conference for a second straight season ... Averaged 14.5 ppg, third-best on the Matadors and 11th-best in the Big West Conference ...Scored in double figures in 26 of the 30 games he played ... Scored a career-high 37 points to lead CSUN to an 88-75 victory over Hawai’i (3/7/13) in the season finale ... Greene’s 37 points were the seventh-best scoring effort for a single game in the 55-year history of Matador basketball ... The 37 points were the highest point total by a CSUN player since Kenny Daniels scored 39 points against Idaho on Feb. 3, 2009 ... Greene’s seven three-pointers against the Rainbows were third-best for a single game in school history ... The 14 three-point attempts against UH were fifth-best for a single game in school history ... Scored 28 points (14-for-14 from the free throw line, fourth-best for a single game in school history) vs Tulsa (11/17/12) ... In the 92-86 win at Cal State Fullerton (1/31/13), scored a game-high 24 points along with a career-high ten rebounds, four assists and three steals ... Greene hit seven free throws in the final 48 seconds to insure the win at CSF ... Hit two critical three-pointers with 11:31 to play to propel CSUN?to a 70-61 victory over UC?Irvine (2/7/13) ... Earned all-tournamemt honors at the NUCDF?Challenge in San Diego ... Tops in the Big West Conference in free throw shooting (.858, 121-for-141, sixth-best for a single season at CSUN) ... Ranks third all-time at CSUN with an .843 career free throw percentage ... Set a school record with 33 straight free throws to break the old record of 32 set by Markus Carr (2000-01) ... Dished out 112 assists (3.7 apg) compared to only 64 turnovers, eighth-best in the conference ... Greene’s 3.7 assists per game were tenth-best in the league .. Dished out a career-high 13 assists against Eastern Washington (11/12/12), sixth-best for a single game in CSUN history ... Also ranked fourth in the BWC in steals (1.8 spg) ... Greene hit a team-leading 63 three-pointers, fourth-best for a single year in school history ... Greene averaged 2.1 three-pointers per game, sixth-best in the league ... His 164 three-point attempts in 2012-13 were eighth-best for a single season ... Played 967 minutes, tenth-best for a single season in school history.
2011-12 Season (Sophomore)
Earned All-Big West Honorable Mention ... Ended the season ranked third in the Big West Conference with an .831 free throw percentage, ninth with 2.04 three-point field goals made per game, and tenth in scoring with 12.4 points per game ... Currently ranked fourth all-time in Matador men's basketball history with a .829 career free throw percentage, tied for eighth all-time with 57 three-point field goals made in a single season, ninth all-time with 160 three-point field goal attempts in a single season, and tied for tenth all-time with 12 free throws made in one game vs. Cal Poly (2/15/12) - the 17th time a Matador has made 12 free throws in one game ... One of two players to score a team-high 26 points (also a career-best) in a game (at Long Beach State, 2/4/12) ... Made a team-high five three-point field goals at Pacific (2/11/12) ... Made a team-high 12 free throws vs. Cal Poly (2/15/12) ... Earned a team-high eleven assists vs. Pacifica (12/17/11) ... Led the team with 57 three-point field goals made ... Ended the season ranked No. 2 on the team with 347 points scored, 12.4 points per game, 113 field goals made, 5.7 three-point field goals made/gm., 64 free throws made, 81 assists, tied for No. 2 with his .831 (64-77) free throw percentage, ranked No. 3 with 22 steals, and tied for third on the team with 89 rebounds ... Finished the season with 18 double-figure scoring games … Led Cal State Northridge in scoring and rebounding on ten and five occasions, respectively … Led the team in assists in nine games … Scored 20 or more points in five games … Scored a career-high 26 points at Long Beach State (2/4/12) … Recorded one double-double (15 points, 11 assists) vs. Pacifica (12/17/11) ... Dished out a career-high eleven assists vs. Pacifica (12/17/11) … Made all but one of his 13 free throws taken to set a new career high vs. Cal Poly (2/15/12) … Grabbed seven rebounds to tie his career high on three occasions vs. Pacifica (12/17/12), vs UC Irvine (12/29/11), and against UC Santa Barbara (2/2/12) … Recorded three steals at Pepperdine (12/10/11), tying his career high … Tallied a season high with five three-point field goals made at Pacific (2/11/12) … Was one of three Matadors who played in all 28 games.
2010-11 Season (Freshman)
Became a significant reserve in the last 19 games ... During that span, averaged 20.7 mpg (394 minutes) and averaged 8.7 ppg (165 points) ... Scored in double-digits in eight games including a season-high 19 points (6-for-8 from 3-point territory including the game winner with 24 seconds) at Cal State Fullerton (2/10/11) and 17 points (4-for-7 from behind the arc) in 22 minutes off the bench against UC-Riverside (1/13/11) ... Also scored a season-high 17 points (10-for-11 from the free throw line) along with three assists and a steal against Vanguard (11/20/10) ... Shot .826 (57-for-69) from the free throw line.
Community Charter High School
Averaged 19.8 points, 8.6 rebounds, 6.4 assists and 3.8 steals per game as a point-guard and shooting guard during his senior season at Community Charter High School in Lakeview Terrace (Calif) ... A left-handed guard who hit .572 (204-for-355) from the floor, an incredible .606 (140-for-231) from 3-point territory, and .869 (125-for-145) from the free throw line ... In all, Greene scored a team-leading 595 points during his senior campaign ... In leading his team to a 28-6 record, a first place showing in league play with an undefeated mark and the "Free Lance CIF championship", Greene scored in double-figures in every game ... In 20 of the 34 games, Greene scored 20 or more points ... Started the 2009-10 season with 27 points against Leuzinger HS of Lawndale, 22 points against Horizon HS of San Diego, and 26 points against Carson HS of Los Angeles ... His best-scoring effort of the year was a 32-point effort (7-of-10 from the floor, 5-for-6 from behind the arc, and 13-of-14 from the free throw line) against Cienega HS of Arizona ... Gained numerous all-tournament honors ... Voted Most Outstanding Player on the Titans team ... Despite his size (6-foot-0), Greene grabbed ten or more rebounds in nine games ... In chalking up 6.4 assists per game, Greene had five or more assists in 26 of the team's 34 games ... That included three games in which Greene collected ten or more assists ... His season-best assist games were eleven against View Park HS and Los Angeles Adventist ... In two seasons at Community Charter HS, Greene helped lead the Titans to a 59-12 record ... Voted Student-Athlete of the Year during his senior season.
Born April 24, 1992 ... Parents are Celeste Williams and Steve Greene ... Has one brother (Seth) and four sisters (Jessica, Shavonda, Stephanie and Simone) ... Lists Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers), Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors) and Chris Paul (Los Angeles Clippers) as his favorite NBA players ... Roots for the Lakers ... Favorite actor is Denzel Washington and his favorite actress as Paula Patton and Scarlett Johansson ... Watches Family Guy ... His favorite movie is Remember the Titans ... Loves to hear the music of Drake ... Favorite website is espn.com ... Decided on Cal State Northridge because of head coach Bobby Braswell ... Enjoys playing basketball in front of large crowds ... The toughest thing about being an athlete is all the hard work and preparation ... Listens to his iPod and prays before a basketball game ... Relaxes by sleeping ... The best athlete he has played against is Jermaine Dansby (high school teammate) ... The most famous person Josh has met his Denzel Washington ... Would like to switch places for a day with Kobe Bryant ... Would like to have dinner with Scarlett Johannsen and Deron Williams of the New Jersey Nets ... If he had a million dollars, he would give most of it to his mom ... His advice to young people - "work your hardest on the days you don't feel like it" ... No one knows, according to Josh, how hard he has worked on his game and how badly he wants to be great ... Most people don't know how musically talented he is ... The title of his autobiography would be - Just Do It ... If a movie was made about his life, Denzel Washington would play the lead part ... Can't imagine going a week without playing basketball or working out ... His iPod is the possession he can't live without ... The biggest obstacle he has overcome is proving everybody wrong ... Spending time with his niece always brings him a smile ... His greatest hero is his mom - "She motivates me to do my best." ... Communications major.
Josh Greene - Career Highs
Points - 37 vs Hawai'i (3/7/13)
Field Goals - 9 vs Hawai'i (3/7/13)
3-Point Field Goals - 7 vs Hawai'i (3/7/13)
Free Throws - 14 vs Tulsa (11/17/12)
Rebounds - 10 at Cal State Fullerton (1/31/13)
Assists - 13 vs Eastern Washington (11/12/12)
Blocks - 1 (9 games)
Steals - 5 (2 games)