Javonte Green was born in Peterson, Virginia. Green's nickname is "Woo," based on noises he made as a baby. He moved to Alberta, Virginia, when he was 12. Green attended Brunswick High School in nearby Lawrenceville and starred for the Bulldogs basketball and football squads. He played quarterback for the football team. During his senior season on the hoops team, Green averaged 18.6 points, 5.8 boards, 2.3 assists and 3.1 steals per contest and led the Brunswick to the VHSL Group AA Division 3 state title. After graduation, Green was offered a basketball scholarship from Radford University and a football scholarship from James Madison University. He choose to attend Radford. Green is a dual citizen of both the U.S. and Montenegro. Follow Green on Instagram @Savagewoo2 and at Twitter @2xtremebounce. Javonte Green played for four seasons with Radford of the Big South. He was a starter in 122 of the 133 games in which he appeared for the Highlanders. By his sophomore season (2012-13), Green demonstrated all-around skills by posting 14.6 points, 8.1 rebounds, 2.1 steals and 0.7 blocks across 27.7 minutes per game. During both his junior and senior seasons, he led the Big South in steals and was top three in rebounds. He then played three seasons overseas, first with CB Marin Peixegalego of the Spanish third division, LEB Plata. That led to two seasons with Pallacanestro Trieste of the Italian second division, Serie A2 Basket. In the summer of 2018, the forward signed with Ratiopharm Ulm of the Basketball Bundesliga, where Green would average 13.9 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game. He officially made the Boston Celtics roster, receiving his first NBA-level contract in October 2019.