Last night, Hampton wing Davion Warren (6-6, 210) will transfer to Texas Tech.
— Warren (@_davwarr3n) May 1, 2021
Warren was a guy who scored about 10 points a game as a junior and then exploded his this past year, averaging 21.2 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 3.0 assists, while shooting 46% from the field, 30% from the three-point line, and making 76% of his free throws.
Warren talked to RedRaiderSports’ Ben Golan talked to Warren about his commitment and it was his relationship with assistant coach Corey Williams that was the connection:
“I’ve been talking with coach Adams and coach Williams. Once I first entered the portal from Hampton, coach Williams was at Arkansas and he recruited me to go to Arkansas. I ended up not going there but we kept a good relationship. Even before when he was at Arkansas I really did want to go to Arkansas but I decided to go to Memphis.
So me and coach Williams have a pretty good relationship and then I built one with coach Adams as well. I pretty much feel like I could come in and help the program get back to where they want to be.”
Lots of good stuff there, so make sure and click the link.
Want highlights? Awesome. I should clarify that this tweet says that Warren has 3 years of eligility, but he’ll be a senior and this will be the only year for Warren at Texas Tech. Warren played 2 years for Hampton and then 2 years previously at Olney Central College and this will be Warren’s Covid year I believe.
⚜️ Available Transfer ⚜️
**3 Years of Eligibility Remaining**
— Transfer Tapes (@TransferTapes) April 27, 2021
A couple of things here: 1) Warren originally decided that he would transfer to Memphis, but he ended up breaking that commitment about a month ago; and 2) Arkansas and NC State were also in the hunt for Warren (which makes sense since Corey Williams was recruiting him). Warren is a high usage player, i.e. he is involved in plays, has a high assist rate and steal rate. Warren is darn-near elite at close two-point shots and the further out you get, the less effective he is. Warren shot a ton of three-point shots, 159, but he only made 30% of them, so that’s more than any player shot for Texas Tech and that’s not efficient basketball unless he shoots better.
The eligibility chart has been modified to account for guards and then wings. I know that Warren says that he’s a guard, and maybe he is, but he has the size of a wing. That got me thinking about how this team has a ton of wings at this point so I thought it would be good to sort of classify them as such. The good things about these wings is that they can swing between an off-guard or a true small forward or even a big forward. Time to get some bigs and maybe another guard, which could change if McClung returns.
|Guards||Clarence Nadolny | (6-3/195) | JR|
|Avery Benson | (6-4/200) | SR||WO|
|Chandler Jacobs | (6-3/185) | SR|
|Ethan Duncan | (5-11/160) | FR||WO||WO||WO||WO|
|Wings||Kevin McCullar | (6-6/195) | JR|
|Chibuzo Agbo, Jr. | (6-7/215) | SO|
|KJ Allen | (6-6/215) | SO|
|Adonis Arms | (6-6/205) | SR|
|Davion Warren | (6-6/210) | SR|
|Bigs||Marcus Santos-Silva | (6-7/250) | SR|
|Kyler Edwards | (6-4/200) | SR||TR|
|Mac McClung | (6-2/186) | SR *NBA|
|Terrence Shannon, Jr. | (6-6/210) | JR *NBA|
|Micah Peavy | (6-7/172) | SO||TR|
|Jamarius Burton | (6-4/210) | JR||TR|
|Tyreek Smith | (6-7/215) | SO||TR|
|Vladislav Goldin | (7-1/220) | FR||TR|