clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Draymond Green gives $3.1 million to Michigan State for new weight room

New, comments

It's the largest donation by a student athlete in school history.

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Draymond Green is giving back to Michigan State after signing a five-year, $82 million deal with the Golden State Warriors earlier this offseason. Green is set to give the university $3.1 million, which will be used for a new weight room at the Breslin Center. From now on, it will be known as the Draymond Green Strength and Conditioning Center.

Green's donation is the largest for a student athlete in Michigan State history. In a press release from the school, Green spoke about what it meant for him to be able to give a donation of this magnitude.

"Michigan State means everything to me. I grew up in Saginaw and was lucky enough to attend Michigan State University where Coach Izzo believed in me and gave me the chance to succeed. I wouldn't be the person I am today without my Spartan experience and this donation reflects my deep appreciation to the University. This donation isn't just about me. I want more kids to have the opportunities I had thanks to Michigan State and want to use this to stimulate all Spartans to give back to the best university in the world."

Tom Izzo also seemed pleased:

"I believe it's only fitting that his name be on the weight room. He would be the first to admit that he was out of shape when he stepped on campus as a freshman. But through extraordinary commitment and effort, he transformed himself into a national player of the year. By walking into the Draymond Green Strength and Conditioning Center, our student-athletes are going to be reminded each day of his story and how, if they make the commitment to excellence, they too can live their dreams here at MSU."

Green played four seasons at Michigan State and graduated in 2012. The Warriors won the NBA championship with Green as a starter this June.