Welcome to the NBA, Jordan Poole.
Poole, the former Michigan standout who was selected in the first round of the NBA Draft by the Golden State Warriors, received a good-natured dose of rookie hazing during the team's open practice Monday night, courtesy of veteran Draymond Green.
The former Michigan State star had Poole sing the Michigan State fight song at center court of Oracle Arena.
Poole tried his best to keep the beat with the music, but needed some help from Green, who helped get him started. Poole got a rousing ovation from Green and the crowd when he was finished, though he got in a "Go Blue," as he walked off the court.
Poole was selected No. 28 overall by the Warriors, after two seasons at Michigan, averaging 9.4 points per game, including 12.8 as a sophomore. He was 2-3 against the Spartans in his career, with the Wolverines winning both meetings during his freshman season, and the Spartans winning all three last season, including the Big Ten tournament championship game.
Green, of course, developed into one of Michigan State's all-time greats. He was was a consensus first team All-American in 2012, after he averaged 16.2 points and 10.6 rebounds as a senior en route to Big Ten Player of the Year honors. He helped the Spartans win regular-season Big Ten titles in 2010 and 2012, as well as a Big Ten tournament title in 2012.
The Saginaw native ended his MSU career as one of three Spartans in history to finish with more than 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds.
Green is entering his eighth season with the Warriors, who selected him in the second round (35th overall) of 2012 draft. Green has averaged 9.1 points, 6.9 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 1.4 steals in seven seasons, making three All-Star teams and helping the Warriors win three NBA titles. He was named the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year for the 2016-17 season.