Kelli Greer is from Southwest Philadelphia, and she was born into a basketball family. She is a business professional, wife, mother of two children, and member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
Her father Lynn Greer, Sr., and brother are accomplished in their own right, and Greer Roopnarine followed in the footsteps of the family business as she helped to lead George Washington Carver to the 1997 city championship. She contributed 19-points and earned MVP honors. She was a role player who played alongside Kim Harris, Sheena Dixon, and Melinda Fife who had earned All Public honors. Together, they helped Coach Joe Ryan win his first of two Public League championships (‘97 and ‘08).
Greer Roopnarine was a captain, and first-team All-Public her senior year. She also played in staple Philadelphia leagues including DBL (developmental basketball league), PAL (police athletic league), and on recreation teams under the tutelage of Coach Lurline Jones. She was an honors student and she received an academic college scholarship.
The legacy continues through Lynn Greer III, who is a freshman on the Dayton University Flyers men’s basketball team. Greer Roopnarine sums up her experience perfectly, stating”basketball was the place, regardless what was going on around us…we could all fellowship as a family on the court…we have generations of Greer ballplayers and it brings us joy to carry that tradition.”
The Eastwick Regional Playground is located in southwest Philadelphia. It boarders neighboring Delaware county, and the Philadelphia International airport. The grounds have both tennis and basketball courts, as well as programs for all ages including martial arts, eSports, and summer camps.
This playground may not be as well-known, however, it is home to the Greer family, which makes it one of the best-kept secrets within and around the city.