Monday, January 24, 2011

Master Scorer: Chris Warren

Attention Ole Miss fans: If you haven't seen Chris Warren and the Rebels play this season, you don't want to miss your chance to see one of the best scoring guards ever in the Southeastern Conference suit up in the Red and Blue for the last few times.

As I’m writing this blog post, Warren has the second-best scoring average among SEC players (18.3 ppg) and ranks among the league leaders in several other categories, as well.

There are a lot of superlatives one can write about the Rebels’ 5-foot-10 point guard, who has been spectacular in his senior season. Here’s one of the more impressive ones: If Warren averages 21.8 points for the rest of the season (not including postseason), he will score 2,000 career points. If he can reach that number, he will become the fourth member of an incredibly elite group of SEC players with 2,000 points and 400 assists. Only LSU’s Pete Maravich, Tennessee’s Allan Houston and Georgia’s Litterial Green reached those prestigious numbers in their college career. (Warren already has 405 assists.)

A few more impressive notes about Warren …
- SEC’s active career leader in points, 3-pointers, assists and 20-point games.
- Leads the nation with a 94.8 free-throw percentage, which would set the school and SEC record if the season ended today.
- Already set the school record for career 3-pointers and currently ranks sixth in SEC history with 293.
- Could become only the third player in school history to score 2,000 points.
- Has done all of this while missing 20 games with an ACL injury his sophomore year.

(he can even dunk!)

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