Former Kansas guard Brannen Greene escapes burning vehicle

Monday May 23rd, 2016

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Former Kansas guard and NBA prospect Brannen Greene escaped from a burning car with only minor injuries after his Uber caught fire Friday night in New York.

Brannen’s father, Jeffrey Greene, said the incident occurred after an accident on an expressway in the Bronx. 

“Brannen was trapped inside a car as a (ride-sharing service) passenger following an accident at Major Deegan Expressway, Bronx, N.Y., and 233rd St., after arriving from Los Angeles where he had NBA team workouts,” Jeffrey said, according to “The car was struck from behind with so much force it immediately went airborne, came down on a guardrail (with Brannen in back seat), went airborne again and caught fire. It exploded no more than five seconds after he escaped through an opening in a shattered window.”

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Greene later tweeted his thanks to everyone who expressed concern for him after news of the accident.

Greene, 21, was a junior for the Jayhawks last season, averaging 5.4 points in 12.4 minutes a game. 

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