BATON ROUGE, La. | Former Southern women's basketball standout Briana Green has inked a professional contract to continue her career in Dublin, Ireland for the Liffey Celtics in the Super League.
Green Inked her contract August 1, she will join her new squad September 2. Liffey Celtics were crowned women's Super League regular-season champions this past season with a (13-2) mark.
Green, (5'11|Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (Dillard HS)) a member of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) first-team 2018 SWAC Defensive Player of the Year and 2015 SWAC Freshmen of the Year, had a stellar career with the Jaguars surpassing the 1,500 career point mark this past season. 2018 was her most prolific season in a Southern uniform recording career highs in points scored (17.2 PPG), rebounds (5.73 RPG), steals (2.4 SPG), and assists (3 APG). Green main contributions came from the defensive end of the floor. The 2018 SWAC defensive player of the year led Southern’s defense allowed 58.4 points per game, the second-fewest amount of points surrendered per night in conference play. The Jaguars ranked first in the SWAC in defending the 3-point line, allowing opponents to shoot a lousy 22.4 percent from 3.
Southern finished the 2017-18 season with the SWAC’s best scoring margin (+10.8) and best overall turnover margin (+5.74) en route to the 2018 SWAC regular season championship and a trip to the WNIT.
"I'm grateful to be able to represent my family and school in a positive way..." said Briana Green, she continued "... I intend to represent Southern [University] to the best of my ability, I appreciate all the love and support from Jaguar Nation."
Green's is the third Jaguar women's basketball to play professionally, Jaclyn Winfield was drafted in the fourth round, 59th overall by the Utah Starzz in 2002, and Hannah Kador signed with Platges Mataro (Spain) in 2016.
Green is represented by Gamble Sports Management.