Lee Green Biography, Lee Green Wiki
Lee Green is the former St. John’s guard who passed away on Monday from the pandemic that is sweeping the country, his close friend and former teammate Lamont Middleton told The Post.
The New York Post reported that Lee Green died on Monday. He played for St John’s before becoming a police officer on Brooklyn. After retiring from law enforcement, the 49-year-old worked as a DJ. He is not believed to have had any underlying health conditions, and it is suspected he contracted the virus at an event he was DJing. Green played in two NCAA Tournaments during his time with St John’s, which lasted from 1991 to 1994.
Lee Green Age
The former St. John guard was 49-year-old before his death.
Lee Green Education
Green attended Tolentine High School–a Parade All-American in high school.
Lee Green Career
Green grew up wanting to play for St. John’s at a time when a large percentage of local kids stayed home. After doing a post-graduate year at Cheshire Academy in Connecticut, he lived out his dream, playing on coach Lou Carnesecca’s final team.
The Bronx native played for St. John’s from 1991 to 1994, reaching two NCAA Tournaments. He remained a St. John’s fan and attended its win over DePaul at the Garden on Jan. 11.
Across three seasons, Lee averaged 2.9 points per game, but as Linfonte alluded to, he was a key role player on two tournament teams.
“He was our defensive lockdown guy,” St. John’s director of sports medicine and longtime head trainer Ron Linfonte said. “He could score if he needed to. He was one of the guys who relished the role of ‘Give me your best player and I’ll lock him down.’ He sacrificed his offense a lot for the good of the team, and he was everybody’s favorite.”
Lee Green Occupation
Green was a retired police officer in Brooklyn and DJ and went by the stage name-El Dorado.
Lee Green Death and Cause
Green wasn’t believed to have any pre-existing medical issues. He contracted the virus at an event he was working as a DJ.
Lee Green Tributes
My brother, my teammate, it’s kind of hard,” his former teammate Lamont Middleton told the Post. “Cool guy. Everywhere he went Lee had a smile. He had a big personality.”
New York state has been hit particularly hard by the Covid-19 outbreak. At one point on Monday, nearly half of confirmed cases in the US were in the state.
“It’s crazy,” said Sterling Nunnally, a St. John’s alum and friend of Green’s. “He was healthy and smiling and everything [when I saw him recently].”
“It’s just a terrible thing that happened to him,” said Brian Mahoney, who coached Green his final two years at St. John’s. “It caught everybody off guard.”
“To tell you the truth,” Nunnally said, “it’s scary because it’s like nobody knows what’s going on. You turn around, one day you’re talking to somebody and the next day they’re not there anymore.”