|Position||Point guard / Shooting guard|
April 13, 1993 |
|Listed height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Listed weight||205 lb (93 kg)|
|High school||Garfield (Seattle, Washington)|
|NBA draft||2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 25th overall|
|Selected by the Memphis Grizzlies|
|2012–2013||→Reno Bighorns (D-League)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Tony Wroten, Jr. (born April 13, 1993) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Washington Huskies, where he was a first-team all-conference selection in the Pac-12 before being drafted by the Memphis Grizzlies with the 25th overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft. He was traded to Philadelphia in 2013.
High school career
As a freshman at Garfield High School, Wroten averaged 20.8 points, 8.7 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game. He was named to the 2009 All-Washington State Class 4A first team, becoming the first ever freshman to be named to the first team. In his sophomore season, Wroten averaged 17.6 points, 6.4 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game. Wroten was forced to sit out his junior season after an ACL injury in a football game. During his senior season, Wroten averaged 25.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game. He was invited to the 2011 Jordan Brand classic game.
In his freshman season at Washington, Wroten averaged 16.7 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game. This was good enough for him to be named Pac-12 Freshman of the Year and to be named to the All-Pac-12 first team. He was the first ever freshman from Washington to be named to the All-Pac-12 Team. On April 3, 2012 Wroten decided to enter his name in the 2012 NBA Draft, alongside teammate Terrence Ross.
Wroten was selected by the Memphis Grizzlies with the 25th overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft. During his rookie season, he had multiple assignments with the Reno Bighorns of the NBA Development League.
On August 22, 2013, the Grizzlies traded Wroten to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for a future second round pick and a trade exception. On November 13, 2013, in his first career start, he recorded his first triple-double with 18 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists in a 123–117 overtime win over the Houston Rockets. The milestone marked the first time in NBA history that a player produced a triple-double in their first career start. On March 8, 2014, Wroten scored a then career-high 30 points in a loss to the Utah Jazz.
On November 7, 2014, Wroten scored a career-high 31 points in a loss to the Chicago Bulls. On January 23, 2015, he was ruled out for the rest of the 2014–15 season after undergoing surgery on a partially torn ACL in his right knee. He was averaging career-highs in points (16.9), assists (5.2) and steals (1.6) prior to the injury.
On November 11, 2015, Wroten was assigned to the Delaware 87ers of the NBA Development League, sent there to practice as part of his return to play protocol. He was recalled by the 76ers on December 4, using the month-long stint to rehabilitate his ACL tear. He did not appear in a game for Delaware. The following day, he returned to action for the 76ers, playing in his first game for the team since injuring his right knee on January 13. He had four points in 13 minutes against the Denver Nuggets. On December 24, 2015, Wroten was waived by the 76ers.
NBA career statistics
|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|
Wroten's father, Tony Sr., played football at the University of Washington and for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. His mother, Shirley, ran track at Washington and at Arizona State University. Shirley still ranks top ten all time for Washington in the 100 meter dash, 100 meter hurdles, and 4 × 100 metres relay. Tony's aunt, Joyce Walker, was a two-time All-American basketball player at Louisiana State University. She was also the third woman to ever play on the Harlem Globetrotters. Tony is also the cousin of former Denver Nuggets point guard Nate Robinson and former Oregon State University basketball player Jimmie Haywood.
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