10 things with Redondo Union’s Leland Green

Green says Leuzinger alum Russell Westbrook is his favorite NBA player and the Oklahoma City Thunder are his favorite team. 

It wouldn’t be uncommon to attend a Redondo Union game and see Leland Green diving on the floor for loose balls. It’s all a part of the way he energizes his team and creates havoc for the opposition.

"(Oklahoma City Thunder guard) Russell Westbrook dove on the floor," Redondo Union head coach Reggie Morris Jr. said naming player he coached during their high school days. "(Former UCONN guard) Donnell Beverly dove on the floor. (San Diego State guard) Aqeel Quinn dove on the floor. That’s who we are. Everybody’s got to give an honest day’s effort."

Green is expected to be added to the list of guards Morris Jr. has coached that have gone on to play at the next level. It’s a list that seems to be getting increasingly longer as the seasons past. The junior guard is the only player averaging double figures for the Seahawks this season, scoring just over 16 points per game. He also leads Redondo Union –a top-10 team in the state –in rebounds and steals. Earlier this season, Green was named co-MVP of the Tarkanian Classic in Las Vegas while leading the Seahawks to a tournament title. He currently holds offers from Arizona State, UNLV, and University of San Francisco.

In the meantime, here’s 10 things you may not know about him:

Nickname

To many, Green is simply known as "Lee."

Favorite sport

Green always had a love for basketball but also enjoyed football growing up. During his days on the gridiron he was a quarterback and a running back.

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Hobbies

In his free time, Green enjoys going to the mall and shopping.

"Clothes, shoes, all of the above," Green said of his shopping interests.

Late night snack

If it’s late and he’s looking for something to snack on, the Redondo Union junior is reaching for a bag of candy. 

Favorite meal

Chicken tenders and fries. And he can’t forget the BBQ sauce to go along with it. 

Favorite team

Green is a huge fan of Leuzinger alum Russell Westbrook and lists the Oklahoma City Thunder as his favorite team.

Favorite Movie

"Friday."

"The first one," he specified.

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Biggest fear

"Not being successful," Green said.

Pregame ritual

Green has a routine that he normally does before games. It starts with getting a good meal in.

"(Then I’ll) shootaround," he said. "I usually watch Russell Westbrook highlights and then I listen to a couple of songs and then I say a prayer before every game."

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