Draymond Green was born in Saginaw, Michigan to his parents Wallace Davis and Mary Barbers. Draymond began his basketball career at Saginaw High School. During his sophomore year, Draymond lead Saginaw High to a Class A State Championship with a record of 26-1. His senior year he averaged 20 points and 13 rebounds per game. That same year he led Saginaw High to a 27-1 record, rated them no. 4 by the USA today. He finished the season to a second consecutive Class A Championship. Draymond was further ranked no. 36 in the ESPN 150 and impressively earned captain honors in the Detroit Free Press All-State Dream Team.
In 2007, Draymond committed to play at Michigan State. His freshman year he featured in 37 games. In the 2009 NCAA championship he averaged 8.5 points and 5.3 rebounds. In his sophomore year, Draymond was named the first Michigan State Player to unanimously earn Big Ten Sixth Man of the Year honor for the 2010-11 season. He was also awarded to third-team All-Big Ten and was named MSU’s Most Improved Player award. His junior year Draymond was titled for the second time third-team All-Big Ten. During his senior year at Michigan, Draymond was named captain leading the team to the 2011-12 Big Ten Tournament and Big Ten Championship. Leading the team to their 13th championship title, he earned the title of Big Ten Men’s Basketball Player of the week four times his senior season. In 2012 Draymond received Big Ten Player of the Year award and was unanimously named to the All-Big Ten selection. Draymond finished up his college career at Michigan scoring more than 1,000 points and 1,000 assists becoming one of three players to achieve the same accomplishment.
Draymond was 35th overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft by the Golden State Warriors, signing with them in June 2012. During the 2012-13 season Draymond played for one minute having one rebound and foul. In 2013-14 Draymond was featured in 82 games for the Warriors. During the 2014-15 season Draymond was apart of the regular starting lineup, averaging 13.6 points per game. He was named runner-up in the Defensive Player of the Year award and Most Improved Player of the Year. Draymond finished the season with an NBA Championship. During the 2015-16 season, Draymond earned a place in the Western Conference All-Star reserve for the 2016 NBA All-Star Game. On March 30th, 2015 Draymond became the first NBA player in one season to have 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 500 assists, 100 steals, and 100 blocks. He was later titled All-NBA second team honors, was runner-up in the Defensive Player of the Year award, and named to the All-Defensive Team. In the 2016-17 season the Warriors defeated the Cavaliers to become NBA champions, earning Draymond the title of Defensive Player of the Year-the first Warrior Player in history to achieve the award. In the 2017-18 season Draymond helped the Warriors achieve their second consecutive NBA title.
Draymond is all about, as he puts it, Fashion Fridays for the NBA. He sees the walk to the locker room as the athletes NY or Paris Fashion week, except every single game is a stage to depute their style. His style has a wide range of tastes, his true love for fashion is focused on sneakers as he has stated he must have around 500 pairs.
In 2015 he made a $3.1 million donation to Michigan State.