Lynn Greer is a Philadelphia native and former professional basketball player. The 6-1 Greer played point guard and shooting guard positions at Engineering and Science High School from 1993-1997 where he finished his career as the second leading scorer in Philadelphia high school basketball history. He was second only to the great Wilt Chamberlin.
Greer continued his basketball career at Temple University playing for legendary coach John Chaney. During his time at Temple he made four NCAA appearances, including two trips to the Elite Eight in 1999 and 2001. As a senior Lynn averaged 23 points per game and ended his college career as Temple’s second all time leading scorer. He is now a member of the Philadelphia Big5 Hall of Fame and also Temple University’s Hall of Fame.
In 2002 Greer went undrafted. He decided to take his skills to Europe and signed a contract with Near East of the Greek League. This would be the beginning of Greer’s illustrious career. Following his rookie year in the Greek League he played for Slask Wroclaw in Poland where Greer won the Polish Cup and lead the entire Euroleague in scoring at 25ppg.
In 2004 Lynn moved to Moscow,Russia and played for Dynamo Moscow, then Naples,Italy playing for Carpisa Napoli where they won the Italian Cup. Greer was named the Italian League MVP. Following the successful season in Italy Lynn signed a deal with the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks for the 2006-2007 season.
Due to a limited role with the Bucks and Greer’s desire to play he decided to return to Europe and play for Greek powerhouse Olympiacos. He played two seasons in Greece which included a trip to the Euroleague Final Four. In 2009 Greer signed a deal with Turkish powerhouse Fenerbahce Ulker. He continued to show his talent winning a Turkish Cup and Turkish League Championship.
In 2011 Lynn played for Armani Milano of Italy. Next he played for Unics Kazan of Russia and Azovmash in Ukraine.
Finally at the age of 34 Lynn Greer signed a contract with Darussafaka Dogus in the Turkish League second division. Greer averaged 20ppg and won the TBL2 allowing himself and Darussafaka to compete in the first division the following year.
In 2015 Lynn retired from the game of basketball that took him all over the world. Today Greer’s mission is to provide opportunity and platform for players looking to begin or further their careers overseas.