Willie Warren

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Willie Warren
Free agent
Position Point guard / Shooting guard
Personal information
Born (1989-10-22) October 22, 1989 (age 28)
Dallas, Texas
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school North Crowley (Fort Worth, Texas)
College Oklahoma (2008–2010)
NBA draft 2010 / Round: 2 / Pick: 54th overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Clippers
Playing career 2010–present
Career history
2010–2011 Los Angeles Clippers
2011Bakersfield Jam
2012 Rio Grande Valley Vipers
2012–2013 Maccabi Rishon LeZion
2013–2014 Szolnoki Olaj
2014 Virtus Bologna
2014–2015 Chongqing Fly Dragon
2015–2017 Zhejiang Golden Bulls
2017 Petrochimi Bandar Imam
2017–2018 Shanxi Brave Dragons
2018 Texas Legends
Career highlights and awards

Willie D. Warren (born October 22, 1989) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Texas Legends of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for Oklahoma.

High school career[edit]

After a successful high school career at North Crowley High School, Warren was selected to be a McDonald's All-American.

Considered a five-star recruit by Rivals.com, Warren was listed as the No. 4 point guard and the No. 10 player in the nation in 2008.[1]

College career[edit]

Warren then went to the University of Oklahoma where he played on the same team as his eventual Clippers teammate, Blake Griffin. Despite being a projected lottery pick after a successful Freshman year, Warren stayed at OU, hoping to be the primary option with Griffin leaving for the draft. Throughout an injury-plagued Sophomore year he averaged over 16 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds and just over 1 steal a game while shooting above 30% from 3-point range . At the end of his sophomore season, Warren decided to forgo his last two years of eligibility, signing with an agent and declaring for the 2010 NBA draft.

Professional career[edit]

Warren was drafted late in the 2nd round as the 54th overall by the Los Angeles Clippers on the day of the 2010 NBA draft. Then, on July 13, 2010, unlike many other late second-round picks, he was signed by the Clippers.[2]

Late in the 2010–11 season, Warren was assigned to the NBA D-League. There, he played 6 games in 2011 for the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA D-League where he averaged 21.0 points, 7.0 assists, 5.3 rebounds and 1.0 steals per game while shooting above 50 percent from the field and 46 percent from 3-point range. The Jam went 5-1 with Warren in the lineup from February 4 – 16. After the D-League stint, Warren was called back into the Clippers' line-up, but he was later reassigned for a second stint on March 2, 2011.[3] On December 19, 2011, Warren was waived by the Clippers.[4]

In August 2012, Warren signed with Maccabi Rishon LeZion of the Israeli Super League for the 2012–13 season.[5]

In the summer of 2013, he signed with Szolnoki Olaj KK of Hungary.[6] On February 28, 2014, he was waived by Szolnoki.[7] On March 4, 2014, he signed with Virtus Bologna of Italy for the rest of the 2013–14 Lega Basket Serie A season.[8]

After playing for the Chongqing Fly Dragon during the 2014 NBL season, he signed with the club on September 18, 2014 for their inaugural season in the Chinese Basketball Association.[9] On April 16, 2015, he signed with Club Sagesse of the Lebanese Basketball League.[10] However, he never joined the Lebanese team due to an injury.[11]

On August 6, 2015, Warren signed with Zhejiang Golden Bulls for the 2015–16 season.[12] He later re-signed with Zhejiang for one more season.

On August 13, 2017, Warren signed with Petrochimi Bandar Imam of the Iranian Basketball Super League.[13]

On December 9, 2017, Warren signed with the Shanxi Brave Dragons of the Chinese Basketball Association.[14]

On February 22, 2018, Warren was acquired by the Texas Legends,[15] but was waived on March 23 after playing three games.[16]

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
2010–11 L.A. Clippers 19 0 17.1 .371 .333 .750 .6 1.4 .3 .0 1.9
Career 19 0 17.1 .371 .333 .750 .6 1.4 .3 .0 1.9

References[edit]

  1. ^ Willie Warren Recruiting Profile
  2. ^ Los Angeles Clippers sign 2nd round draft pick Willie Warren of Oklahoma[dead link]
  3. ^ NBA Development League: Clippers Assign Willie Warren To Bakersfield Jam
  4. ^ CLIPPERS: CLIPPERS WAIVE WARREN, AHEARN, KOCH AND MAJOR
  5. ^ Maccabi Rishon Lezion signs American PG Willie Warren
  6. ^ A Szolnoki Olaj Kosárlabda Klub a mai napon egyéves szerződést kötött Willie Warren-nel.
  7. ^ "Szolnoki Olaj waive Willie Warren". Sportando.net. Retrieved 28 February 2014.
  8. ^ "Granarolo Bologna announces Willie Warren until 2015". Sportando.net. 4 March 2014. Retrieved 25 March 2014.
  9. ^ Willie Warren signs with Chongqing Fly Dragon
  10. ^ Willie Warren agreed to terms with Sagesse
  11. ^ Sagesse signs Brandon Heath
  12. ^ Willie Warren inks with Zhejiang Chouzhou
  13. ^ "Mirza Begic and Willie Warren ink in Iran with Petrochimi". Sportando.com. August 13, 2017. Retrieved August 13, 2017.
  14. ^ "山西官宣:因成绩不理想更换外援 沃伦替詹宁斯". Sina.com (in Chinese). December 9, 2017. Retrieved December 10, 2017.
  15. ^ "Legends Complete Trade with Clippers". OurSportsCentral.com. February 22, 2018. Retrieved April 1, 2018.
  16. ^ "Texas Legends waive Willie Warren". Sportando.com. March 7, 2018. Retrieved April 1, 2018.

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