Casper Ware

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Casper Ware
Casper Ware at 2012 Big West Tournament.jpg
No. 2 – ASVEL Basket
Position Point guard
League LNB Pro A
Personal information
Born (1990-01-17) January 17, 1990 (age 27)
Cerritos, California
Nationality American
Listed height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Listed weight 175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High school Gahr (Cerritos, California)
College Long Beach State (2008–2012)
NBA draft 2012 / Undrafted
Playing career 2012–present
Career history
2012–2013 Novipiù Casale Monferrato
2013–2014 Virtus Bologna
2014 Philadelphia 76ers
2014–2015 EWE Baskets Oldenburg
2015–2016 Tianjin Ronggang
2016 ASVEL Basket
2016–2017 Melbourne United
2017–present ASVEL Basket
Career highlights and awards

Casper Ware II (born January 17, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for ASVEL Basket of the LNB Pro A. He played college basketball for Long Beach State.

College career[edit]

Prior to the start of his senior year, Ware received national recognition as one of 50 players on the Wooden Award preseason watch list.[1] In the 2012 Big West Men's Basketball Tournament championship game, he scored 33 points against UC Santa Barbara to lead his team to the 2012 NCAA Tournament. As a senior at Long Beach State, he averaged 17.2 points, 2.6 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.7 steals per game. He was named Big West Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year and an AP Honorable Mention All-American in 2011 and 2012.[2]

Professional career[edit]

A.S. Junior Casale (2012–2013)[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2012 NBA draft, Ware joined the Detroit Pistons for the 2012 NBA Summer League. In August 2012, he signed a one-year deal with A.S. Junior Casale of the Italian 2nd Division.[3] He went on to win the Italian 2nd Division's MVP award after averaging 20.6 points, 3.8 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game.[4]

Virtus Bologna (2013–2014)[edit]

In August 2013, after playing for the Houston Rockets in the 2013 NBA Summer League, Ware signed a one-year deal with Virtus Bologna.[5] On March 10, 2014, he parted ways with Virtus.[6] In 22 games, he averaged 11.7 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.0 steals per game.[7]

Philadelphia 76ers (2014)[edit]

On March 24, 2014, Ware signed a 10-day contract with the Philadelphia 76ers.[8] On March 27, 2014, Ware, in his second game for the 76ers, recorded his first points in the NBA. In just over 22 minutes of action, he recorded 7 points, along with 2 assists, 2 steals and 1 rebound, in a 120–98 loss to the Houston Rockets.[9][10] He signed a second 10-day contract with the 76ers on April 4,[11] and for the rest of the season on April 15.[12][13]

In July 2014, Ware joined the 76ers for the 2014 NBA Summer League.[14] On October 24, he was traded to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Marquis Teague and a 2019 second-round pick.[15] The next day, he was waived by the Nets.[16]

EWE Baskets Oldenburg (2014–2015)[edit]

On November 1, 2014, Ware signed with EWE Baskets Oldenburg of Germany for the rest of the 2014–15 season.[17] In 27 games, he averaged 13.2 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game.[7]

Tianjin Ronggang (2015–2016)[edit]

On September 6, 2015, Ware signed with Tianjin Ronggang of the Chinese Basketball Association.[18] In 12 games, he averaged 20.9 points, 4.6 rebounds, 4 assists and 1.3 steals per game.[7][19]

ASVEL Basket (2016)[edit]

On March 27, 2016, Ware signed with ASVEL Basket of the French LNB Pro A.[7][19] In 8 games, he averaged 11.5 points, 2.6 rebounds and 3.4 assists.[20]

Melbourne United (2016–2017)[edit]

After spending preseason with the Washington Wizards,[21][22] Ware signed with Melbourne United for the rest of the 2016–17 NBL season on November 14, 2016.[23] On November 25, in just his second game for United, Ware scored 28 points and hit the game-winning three-pointer to lift United to a 95–92 win over the Sydney Kings.[24] On December 9, he scored 38 points and hit eight three-pointers in a 92–89 loss to the Perth Wildcats.[25] On December 29, he scored a game-high 24 points and hit the game-winning two-pointer with 3.8 seconds remaining, as United claimed a 79–78 win over the Cairns Taipans.[26]

ASVEL Basket (2017–present)[edit]

On March 11, 2017, Ware signed with ASVEL Basket for the rest of the 2016–17 Pro A season.[27]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013–14 Philadelphia 9 0 12.9 .429 .333 .833 1.0 1.1 .9 .0 5.3
Career 9 0 12.9 .429 .333 .833 1.0 1.1 .9 .0 5.3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "John R. Wooden Award Announces Men's Preseason Top 50 List". WoodenAward.com. October 3, 2011. Retrieved April 4, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Casper Ware Bio". LongBeachState.com. Retrieved October 28, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Casale officially signs Casper Ware". Sportando.com. August 11, 2012. Retrieved August 22, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Basketball: Casper Ware Named MVP Of Italian League". Gazettes.com. June 25, 2013. Retrieved June 25, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Virtus Bologna officially signs Casper Ware". Sportando.com. August 28, 2013. Retrieved August 28, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Virtus Bologna, Casper Ware officially part ways". Sportando.com. March 10, 2014. Retrieved March 24, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b c d "ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket adds Ware to their roster, ex TianJin S.". Asia-Basket.com. March 26, 2016. Retrieved March 27, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Sixers Sign Guard Casper Ware to 10-day Contract". NBA.com. March 24, 2014. Retrieved March 24, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Notebook: Rockets 120, 76ers 98". NBA.com. March 27, 2014. Retrieved March 28, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Casper Ware Steals and Sinks the Half Court Buzzer-Beater". YouTube.com. March 27, 2014. Retrieved March 28, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Sixers Sign Casper Ware to Second 10-day Contract". NBA.com. April 4, 2014. Retrieved April 4, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Sixers sign Casper Ware for remainder of the season". Sportando.com. April 15, 2014. Retrieved April 16, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Casper Ware Signs With 76ers For Remainder Of Season". RealGM.com. April 15, 2014. Retrieved April 16, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Sixers Announce Orlando Pro Summer League Camp Invitees". NBA.com. July 1, 2014. Retrieved July 1, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Brooklyn Nets Complete Trade With Philadelphia". NBA.com. October 24, 2014. Retrieved October 26, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Brooklyn Nets Waive Casper Ware". NBA.com. October 25, 2014. Retrieved October 26, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Casper Ware signs with EWE Baskets Oldenburg". Sportando.com. November 1, 2014. Retrieved July 29, 2015. 
  18. ^ "Casper Ware Signs With Tianjin Steel In China". RealGM.com. September 6, 2015. Retrieved March 26, 2016. 
  19. ^ a b "ASVEL Villeurbanne inks Casper Ware". Sportando.com. March 27, 2016. Retrieved March 27, 2016. 
  20. ^ "Casper Ware Europe Stats". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved October 22, 2016. 
  21. ^ "Wizards Finalize Training Camp Roster". Wizards Today. Monumental Sports Network. September 23, 2016. Retrieved September 24, 2016. 
  22. ^ "Wizards Waive Three". Wizards Today. Monumental Sports Network. October 21, 2016. Retrieved October 21, 2016. 
  23. ^ "MELBOURNE SIGNS IMPORT POINT GUARD CASPER WARE". MelbourneUtd.com.au. November 14, 2016. Retrieved November 14, 2016. 
  24. ^ "WARE GAME-WINNING TRIPLE SINKS KINGS". NBL.com.au. November 26, 2016. Retrieved November 26, 2016. 
  25. ^ "PRATHER, 'CATS SURVIVE WARE SCARE". NBL.com.au. December 9, 2016. Retrieved December 9, 2016. 
  26. ^ "WARE HITS GAME-WINNER, CEMENTS UNITED IN TOP FOUR". NBL.com.au. December 29, 2016. Retrieved December 29, 2016. 
  27. ^ "Welcome back Casper !". asvelbasket.com (in French). March 11, 2017. Retrieved March 11, 2017. 

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