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OU's Warren done for season

Posted on: March 2, 2010 4:46 pm
 

Oklahoma's Willie Warren will have arthroscopic surgery on his right ankle Wednesday.

The sophomore guard will not return this season.

Warren is averaging 16.3 points per game, but he's been dreadful in a leadership role and clashed with coach Jeff Capel in a pretty public way. Most believe Warren will now enter the NBA Draft, for better or worse, just to get out of college. He was a projected lottery pick last season, and he's still projected as a first-round pick despite injuries and supposed attitude problems.

Oklahoma is 13-16 overall, 4-11 in the Big 12.

The Sooners play Texas A&M on Saturday in the regular-season finale.
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Since: Feb 27, 2007
Posted on: March 3, 2010 6:23 pm
 

OU's Warren done for season

Mason-Griffin leaving early would be 10 times worse.



Since: Mar 30, 2009
Posted on: March 3, 2010 4:37 pm
 

OU's Warren done for season

He was suppose to take over the leadership role on this team after Blake Griffin left.  Sadly to say her never "stepped up to the plate" and took it over.  He just seemed to go out on the floor and he do "his own thing' sort of speak.  He was very disappointing and it showed in OU's season this year.  I wish him luck in the NBA but glad to see him leave.    



Since: Sep 22, 2006
Posted on: March 3, 2010 12:54 pm
 

OU's Warren done for season

It is, as another poster pointed out, so sad that Warren probably will be a first-round pick based upon "potential" alone.  It's why I gave up on the NBA years ago: they take players with athletic ability, regardless of attitude, work ethic, or actual basketball sense.  Thus we get a dunk/three, dog&pony show instead of basketball.  All Warren has shown me is that he's a shooter, not a basketball player and certainly not a man. 

Capel is a very good coach, who earned the respect of his players and peers at the lower levels; he's not riding Coach K's coattails any more.  He'll be better off without Willie Warren and, while Willie Warren *would be* better off staying in school and learning how to sack up and play ball, at least some dumbo billionaire will pay him to ride the pine for a year or two, and he'll make more money than all of us combined.

Win for OU, win for Willie Warren, loss for some poor NBA team and its fans, is my prediction.



Since: Jan 15, 2009
Posted on: March 3, 2010 10:23 am
 

OU's Warren done for season

Agreed.  Addition by subtraction.



Since: Apr 25, 2008
Posted on: March 2, 2010 9:36 pm
 

OU's Warren done for season

Hopefully ready to listen and play ball. This kid does not have any off the court issues that we know of but his attitude stinks. I hope for his sake that he does come back more mature. It is really sad when a player with so much promise disappoints so greatly.



Since: Oct 31, 2006
Posted on: March 2, 2010 9:30 pm
 

OU's Warren done for season

Actually, not many here in Oklahoma really expect him to be back, and a fairly large percentage don't even want him back.



Since: Nov 24, 2009
Posted on: March 2, 2010 6:12 pm
 

OU's Warren done for season

How is this guy still considered a first round pick? He has consistantly shown he can not lead a team and can not even get along with Jeff Capel. Just wait until he is making millions of dollars. Think he is going to change his attitude and ball play then? THINK AGAIN.




Since: Nov 14, 2007
Posted on: March 2, 2010 6:00 pm
 

OU's Warren done for season

Reminds me of Brandon Rush at KU.

Could have been one-and-done, an injury problem allowed him to mature and become more dominant.

Warren, Gallen, Mason-Griffin could be a force next year as Junior and Sophomores.



Since: Aug 18, 2000
Posted on: March 2, 2010 5:26 pm
 

OU's Warren done for season

Jeff Capel = Quin Snyder.



Since: Dec 8, 2006
Posted on: March 2, 2010 5:04 pm
 

OU's Warren done for season

He was a projected lottery pick last season, and he's still projected as a first-round pick despite injuries and supposed attitude problems.
I would assume he will be back in Norman for his Junior season!



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