UCF basketball head coach Donnie Jones has seemingly rounded out his roster and office this summer with the addition of key members, including Friday’s new-hire, Ricardo Greer, as the director of player development.
Greer has a vast knowledge of the game. He played at the University of Pittsburgh from 1997-01, pro ball in Europe the past 14 years and suited up for Dominican Republic’s national team from 1999-09, according to a press release.
“He brings great experience,” Jones said in the release. “Ricardo’s been overseas playing internationally and was a terrific college player at Pitt. He brings a great mentality about what it takes to compete at a very high level. Bringing that knowledge to our staff and sharing his expertise with the players will make him a great asset to the program.”
The 38-year-old averaged 15.0 points per game through 117 college contests, including a career-high 18.1 during his junior season.
Having played professionally in France, Croatia, Great Britain and Ukraine, Greer racked up multiple honors. According to the release, he was named to the French Pro-League All-Star team five times, French Pro-A league’s First Team All-League three times and the Pro League MVP in 2010, while winning championships in 2008 and 2005.
“It’s an incredible opportunity. I’m really excited to come here and help the team, help the program, help the university,” Greer said in the release. “I’m fortunate Coach Jones gave me the opportunity and I’m looking forward to it.”
The Knights tip off their season in North Carolina on Nov. 14 when they face Davidson.
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