DARLINGTON, S.C. -- Jazz Green was inducted into the Darlington High School Athletics Hall of Fame on Friday night.
She is affectionally called Jazz by those who know her. Jazz started playing basketball at the Darlington Recreation Department at a young age, and that is where her love of basketball and her story began to develop.
Jazz’s journey at Darlington High School started in eighth grade under Coaches Brian Rozzelle and Jesse Barber. Jazz played as a shooting guard and point guard for the Lady Falcons. She was an All-Region Selection from 2008-2011, and All-State 2008/2009 & 2010/2011. During her Sophomore year, Darlington won the Shoot Out by the Sea Tournament (08/09) where she earned MVP. She was a four-time WPDE ABC 15 Hoop Zone Selection from 2008-2011 and three out of the four years, she was a Miss Hoop Zone Finalist (09-11). Jazz averaged 21 points, six assists, and seven rebounds per game and scored 1.713 career points. Other accolades include Region VI-AAA Player of the Year (08/09), and SC High School Report AAA Player of the Year (08/09). Jazz was a key member of the AAA Lower State Basketball Championship team (08/09) and represented DHS well in the 2010/2011North Carolina/ South Carolina All-Star Game.
Jazz also played softball earned the Golden Glove twice, with one being in 2008 when the Lady Falcons Softball team won the AAA State Championship under Coach Tim Wiley. Jazz graduated from Darlington High in 2011 and was in the top ten of her graduating class. She earned a full basketball scholarship to the College of Charleston where she played under Coach Nancy Wilson and Coach Natasha Adair, where she also earned Most Improved Player. Going into her Senior year she decided to transfer her talents to Coker College where she would finish her collegiate career. She was the lead scorer during her one year at Coker, made Second Team All-Conference, and broke the assist record with 11 assists in one game. She received her BA Degree in Physical Education and her Master’s Degree in Collegiate Athletic Administration, both from Coker College.
Jazz also wanted to give back to her Darlington Community which has given her so much. She started “Ball for a Cause” in 2017 which is an event with fun basketball games, dunk contests, etc. to raise money to give to a non-profit organization. The first year with her community’s backing, she gave the Darlington Recreation Department a generous donation, and then in 2018 she was able to donate to the Hello Again Foundation and Darlington High School. Every dream must start somewhere, and Jazz is forever grateful for her years at Darlington High School, where she has left a great legacy to be followed by the younger generation.
The Darlington High School Hall of Fame proudly enshrines its eleventh inductee, Jazma “Jazz” Green, for her contributions on and off the court in Darlington County and beyond on this eleventh day of January, two-thousand and nineteen during halftime of the Darlington Falcons versus Hartsville Red Foxes basketball game at the Falcons Nest.