John Warren (basketball)

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John Warren
Personal information
Born (1947-01-07) January 7, 1947 (age 71)
Sparta, Georgia
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school Far Rockaway (Queens, New York)
College St. John's (1966–1969)
NBA draft 1969 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11th overall
Selected by the New York Knicks
Playing career 1969–1976
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
Number 16, 11
Career history
1969–1970 New York Knicks
19701974 Cleveland Cavaliers
1975–1976 Long Island Sounds
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 1,814 (6.0 ppg)
Rebounds 687 (2.3 rpg)
Assists 564 (1.9 apg)
Stats at

John Warren, Jr. (born January 7, 1947) is a retired American professional basketball player.[1] He was a 6'3" guardforward.

Born in Sparta, Georgia, Warren attended Far Rockaway High School in Queens, New York,[2] and played college basketball at St. John's University from 1966 to 1969. He scored 1,306 points in 84 games and was considered his team's strongest defender. The St. John's basketball media guide says that Warren "was perhaps St. John’s most complete player".[3]

After his collegiate career, Warren played five seasons (1969–1974) in the National Basketball Association as a member of the New York Knicks and Cleveland Cavaliers. He averaged 6.0 points per game and won a league championship with New York in 1970. He currently holds the record for most field goals made without a miss in Cleveland Cavaliers history (12 for 12).[4]

While playing for the Cavaliers on December 9, 1970, Warren mistakenly scored for the Portland Trail Blazers on a fast break lay-up at the beginning of the fourth quarter. Leroy Ellis of Portland received credit for the points, although he had tried to block the shot.[5]

Warren was elected to the St. John's Hall of Fame in 1986.[3] He currently resides in New York with his wife, Rhia.[6] He has two children, John III and Joy.

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  2. ^ Velez, Elio. "Nash Leads Woodmere To Victory at Crotty Classic", The Wave, February 3, 2006. Accessed June 22, 2007. "Far Rockaway High School alumni Mel Utley and John Warren, who was a member of the 1973 Knicks’ NBA championship team and recently Chris Mullin, Mark Jackson and Ron Artest are just a few of the names to play in the Big East court."
  3. ^ a b St. John's basketball media guide.
  4. ^ Wizards give woeful effort as Cavs' Ilgauskas doesn't miss a shot ESPN
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-02-16. Retrieved 2009-04-25. 
  6. ^ Rockaway Short Takes. July 22, 2000. Retrieved on April 25, 2009.