Former STJ cager passes
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Former St. John’s basketball player Lee Green has passed away.

Green, a Parade All-American out of Tolentine High School in the Bronx, played three years at St. John’s beginning in 1991. He served a key role on a pair of NCAA Tournament teams during that time, known widely for his ability to lock down the opposition’s top offensive threat.

After playing his first collegiate season under Lou Carnesecca, Green suited up for Brian Mahoney during his last two campaigns in Queens.

“He was a very gifted athlete, very strong,” said Mahoney. “He was a guard who could penetrate. He had very good skills penetrating, dribbling the ball and became a very good defensive player for us.

“He was a very happy young guy,” added Mahoney. “He had a great personality. All his teammates loved him very much.

Green, who became a police officer in Brooklyn following his playing career, maintained a close relationship with the program over the years, attending games as recently as this past season.

“We all mourn the loss of a tremendous member of our St. John’s family,” said current head coach Mike Anderson. “He left behind a lasting legacy with his contributions to our basketball program and touched so many lives in his years of service as a police officer in New York City.”

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