Willie Warren - One of the top SGs?
This past season's experiment focusing Oklahoma's offensive attack on guard Willie Warren may have not been a total success; he was free-falling down our Big Board- beginning the season in the top seven before hovering around the 30-pick mark over the past few months. After a stellar freshman campaign paired with Blake Griffin, the 6'3" combo guard nearly doubled his turnovers per game, while his field-goal percentage and three-point percentage took a hit. His play, combined with injuries and a unstable relationship with his coach, really hurt his stock, but after looking at film, perhaps we are discrediting Warren a bit too much. He is very quick with the ball in his hands and outstanding vision, his decision making could use some work. But in his sophomore year with the Sooners, he was asked to bring the ball up, set up the offense and create for himself. He can certainly play some point, but his hot shooting at the Chicago combine may have more GMs thinking he is an undersized shooting guard. He hit 18 three-pointers from NBA range, and followed up with 19 makes from the mid-range off of the dribble. This one-time potential top ten pick will see his stock climb back into the mid-20s after being seen as a borderline 1st Round pick for some time as of late.
By President - Corey Ruff - 5-4-10