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13 - Willie Warren

Oklahoma 

  • Birthday: 10/22/89
  • NBA Position: PG/SG
  • Class: Sophomore
  • Ht: 6-4
  • Wt: 208
  • Hometown: Fort Worth, TX
  • High School: North Crowley
  • Team SIte Profile
  • Statistics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

Overall

89

2010
Mock:  54

NBA Comparison: Ben Gordon/Rodney Stuckey

Strengths:
Was considered by most as a lottery type talent before the season ... Warren's biggest asset in regards to being successful at the next level is his ability to create shots for himself, and shoot the ball off the dribble ... An offensive-minded combo-guard, uses a quick first step and athleticism to create space and get in the paint ... He can make shots of the highest difficulty, labeled a "good bad-shot shooter" ... Deep offensive shot-arsenal ... Strong finisher around the rim, averages 6 free throw attempts per game... Shows explosiveness and impressive body control in traffic... NBA body, confident scorer who has shown glimpses of possessing point guard potential... An above average passer, with ability to split the defense and open things up for teammates ... Has an excellent handle, with NBA 3 point range...

Weaknesses:
Warren suffers from a poor shot selection, and when asked to be the number 1 scoring option, he struggled making shots ... Overly ball-dominant, tends to over-dribble and take his teammates out of the game ... Very turnover prone, finds himself out of control frequently after forcing the issue... this past year has not been an effective catch and shooter, shooting a dreadful 30% from downtown ... Defensively he is uninspiring, seeming to get his rest on this side of the ball ... Poor footwork results in allowing his man to get into the paint way too often ... Undisciplined decision maker, with an inconsistent jump shot, negative attitude and troublesome ankle will put a scare in some coaches and GMs ... Apparently was at odds with Coach Capel and those close to the team pointed to lack of maturity and selfishness as reasons for Warren's inability to fill the high expectations in his sophomore year (aside from missing extended time due to having mononucleosis) ... There is some concern over whether he's truly a point guard or even a combo. Shows some solid passing and ball handling skills, but has never proven to be a true floor general that can take over a team and run the show at a high level ...

Overall:
If the draft was a straight up talent contest, Warren would be a lottery pick, just as he potentially was after his freshman season ... A prime example of why players leave college early when their stock is high, Warren had a rough second season playing the role of go-to scorer with Blake Griffin leaving for the NBA ... He can score in a variety of ways, and if he gets back to that complimentary scorer mentality he had as a freshman, he could make for a nice scoring option off the bench ... His lack of concentration on the defensive side of the ball, along with his all around questionable attitude and poor results when asked to play a larger role are 3 significant factors when explaining his lowered draft stock ... Warren also had an arrest for driving with a suspended liscense after the season ... With his high skill level though, he can be a steal if he slips too far ...


Jonathan Wasserman 5/3/10

Strengths: An explosive combo guard with a wide and strong body … He has a great first step, good leaping ability and long arms, which allows him to turn the corner and make difficult plays in traffic … Extremely confident, he enjoys taking big shots in crucial situations … Plays with an edge that is necessary to succeed … He has become a reliable outside threat, consistently making open and contested shots (48% FG and 38% 3PT)… He shoots with great balance, allowing his shooting range to extend well beyond the NBA arc … Has an array of moves off the dribble (crossovers, behind the back, spins, in & outs), and uses hesitation moves to keep the defense off-balance … He is occasionally given spot duty at the PG position and he has shown the ability to lead a team … His court vision is decent and his passing ability is also fairly good … Defensively his strength and quickness will allow him to eventually defend both backcourt positions …

Weaknesses: Lacks a natural position at the next level, he is an undersized SG and is not a pure playmaker … He plays with a scorers mentality and at times only looks to pass as a last resort … Has the potential to become a deadly drive and dish player, but he needs to trust his teammates more … Plays out of control, forcing drives into heavy traffic and then leaving his feet to make plays … He does not maximize his explosiveness to get by people, rather he plays around with the ball on the perimeter before putting up difficult and contested shots … He is a bit of a ball stopper on offense, wasting dribbles and also putting up bad shots out of the offense and early in the shot clock … His outside shot has been fairly consistent all season, but he has a bit of a slow release as he takes his time getting his feet set ... His release is also low (coming almost off his chin) and he tends to pull the string on challenged shots … Being undersized, the midrange part of his game will have to become a key aspect, but he still needs some major work on it; he is often fading and off-balance shooting pullups, all equalling in very mixed results… Defensively, he is not ready mentally for the next level, constantly loosing sight of his man and getting beaten of the dribble by inferior athletes …

Borko Popic - 8/29/2008

Borko Popic is a lead scout/contributor to NBADraft.net. Please check out his premium website / scouting service hooprospects.com, an essential tool for college coaches, and European and NBA scouts.

SEASON
TEAM
MIN
PTS
REB
AST
TO
A/T
STL
BLK
PF
FG%
FT%
3P%
PPS
2008-09 OKLA 31.3 14.6 2.2 3.1 2.2 1.41 1.1 0.1 2.3 0.473 0.781 0.372 1.44
2009-10 OKLA 32.3 16.3 3.3 4.1 3.8 1.08 1 2.3 0.438 0.795 0.309 1.42
PerGame 31.7 15.2 2.6 3.5 2.8 1.24 1.1 0.1 2.3 0.459 0.788 0.350 1.43

SEASON
TEAM
GP
MIN
FG
FGA
FTM
FTA
3PM
3PA
PTS
OFF
DEF
TOT
AST
TO
STL
BLK
PF
2008-09 OKLA 36 1128 172 364 114 146 67 180 525 18 62 80 113 80 41 2 81
2009-10 OKLA 21 678 106 242 101 127 30 97 343 14 55 69 86 80 21 1 48
Totals 57 1806 278 606 215 273 97 277 868 32 117 149 199 160 62 3 129

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