By Eric Yule
On Sunday, March 4, 2018 the Austin Spurs will host their annual Military Appreciation game. First year player, Jordan Green, reflected on his family’s military ties and what he’s been able to learn from them. When the Austin Spurs host their annual Military Appreciation Game on Sunday, rookie Jordan Green will play with his family and country on his mind and heart.
Green’s grandfather, Clifton Green, and uncle, Monroe Copeland, both served in the Army, as his grandfather fought in the Korean War and his uncle in Vietnam, respectively.
When asked about any traits instilled into his game of basketball and overall life by his grandfather and uncle Green immediately answered, “Excellence.”
“That’s always been a part of our family, just to do everything the right way” Green said. “My uncle always tells me whatever it is, do it in excellence. They felt it was their call to duty to serve their country during a tumultuous time. I remember them telling me that the most pressure they felt during their service was to always do the right thing.”
Green praised the Spurs organization when asked about how he felt about the Military Appreciation game.
“Just like my family, the Spurs organization preaches excellence and that’s what they’re all about. I think it’s an amazing opportunity for us to thank everyone in the military for their service. I wish we could appreciate and thank all of our servicemen and women in the military every day because they’re the reason why we have the freedoms that we do.”
Jordan Green was acquired by the Austin Spurs in the 2017 local player tryouts. The first-year Spur played college basketball at Texas A&M (2011-15) where he averaged 4.9 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.4 assists during his four years. Green is currently averaging 4.0 points, 1.4 rebounds and 0.8 assists in 13.5 minutes per game.