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Chris Warren (basketball, born 1981)

Christopher Levour "Chris" Warren (born January 19, 1981) is a Panamanian-American professional basketball player who last played for Panteras de Aguascalientes of the Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional (LNBP). He is a 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) tall shooting guard.

Chris Warren
Free agent
PositionShooting guard
Personal information
Born (1981-01-19) January 19, 1981 (age 38)
Garland, Texas
NationalityPanamanian / American
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High schoolLakeview Centennial
(Garland, Texas)
CollegeCollin CC (1999–2001)
South Carolina (2001–2003)
NBA draft2003 / Undrafted
Playing career2003–present
Career history
2003Panteras de Aguascalientes
2004Deportivo Universidad Católica
2004Panteras de Aguascalientes
2005Oliveirense
2005Reflex Železnik
2005Mineros de Cananea
2006Tiburones Mazatlán
2006–2008Cibona
2008–2009Scandone Avellino
2009–2011Bilbao Basket
2011–2012Cedevita
2012Scandone Avellino
2013–2014Bnei Herzliya
2015Karpoš Sokoli
2015Zabok
2015–2016Panteras de Aguascalientes
2016Obras Sanitarias
2017Panteras de Aguascalientes
Career highlights and awards

College careerEdit

As a junior, Warren averaged 4.1 points per game off the bench for a University of South Carolina team that was the National Invitation Tournament runner up in the 2001–02 season. He increased his numbers the following year reaching 9.6 points per game. His game was not spectacular, but he earned the reputation of a solid defensive player who could also run the floor well and had a good first step. The latter offensive skill would prove to be more than accurate during his career in the Euroleague.

Professional careerEdit

Not being drafted by any NBA team and being unknown in Europe, Warren signed for the 2003–04 season with the Mexican League club Panteras de Aguascalientes and won the Mexican championship. He started the following season with Chilean League club Deportivo Universidad Católica and then went back to Panteras de Aguascalientes. In January 2005 he played in Portugal four games for Oliveirense. In February 2005, he moved to Serbia and signed with Reflex Železnik for the rest of the season. After that, he went back again to Mexico where he played for Mineros de Cananea and Tiburones Mazatlán of the CIBACOPA.

Warren's big opportunity came on February 2006, when he moved to Croatia for traditional powerhouse KK Cibona and played there until the end of the 2007–08 championship. With Cibona he won back to back Croatian Championships and had two great EuroLeague seasons, averaging 13.7 and 15.6 points per game.

In July 2008, he signed with Scandone Avellino of Italy for the 2008–09 season.[1] In June 2009, he signed with Bilbao Basket of Spain.[2] He stayed with Bilbao till the summer of 2011, when he signed with Cedevita Zagreb of Croatia for the 2011–12 season.[3]

In August 2012, he returned to his former team Scandone Avellino.[4] In November 2011, Avellino waived him after he had some problems with injuries.[5] In September 2013, he signed with Bnei Herzliya of Israel for the 2013–14 season.[6]

In January 2015, Warren signed with Karpoš Sokoli of the Macedonian First League.[7]

In October 2015, Warren returned to Croatia for the third time, signing with KK Zabok of the Croatian A-1 Liga.[8] In December 2015, he left Zabok and signed with his former team Panteras de Aguascalientes of the Mexican LNBP.[9] In March 2016, he moved to the Argentinian club Obras Sanitarias.[10]

National team careerEdit

Warren is a member of the Panama national basketball team and won the bronze medal at the 2003 Centrobasket. He also played at the 2005 FIBA Americas Championship, finishing fifth.

Career statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

CollegeEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2001–02 South Carolina 36 0 13.4 .343 .323 .775 2.2 0.9 0.4 0.1 4.1
2002–03 South Carolina 22 12 24.3 .440 .406 .776 2.5 1.4 0.8 0.2 9.6
Career 58 12 17.7 .394 .366 .775 2.3 1.1 0.5 0.1 6.2

EuroLeagueEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2005–06 Cibona Zagreb 6 6 21.7 .543 .545 .714 3.3 0.2 0.3 0.7 8.2 6.2
2006–07 Cibona Zagreb 14 12 31.0 .444 .414 .755 4.9 1.3 1.2 0.1 13.7 12.4
2007–08 Cibona Zagreb 14 13 31.6 .458 .394 .804 4.6 1.8 1.5 0.1 15.6 16.3
2008–09 Scandone Avellino 10 10 34.2 .408 .360 .683 5.0 2.7 1.1 0.3 16.2 13.8
Career 44 41 30.6 .445 .400 .750 4.6 1.6 1.2 0.3 14.1 13.1

EuroCupEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2009–10 Scandone Avellino 14 12 25.8 .425 .296 .765 2.9 1.6 1.2 0.1 9.4 9.4
2011–12 Cedevita Zagreb 4 4 30.0 .359 .231 .714 4.0 1.8 0.8 0.3 10.3 9.3
Career 18 16 26.7 .447 .284 .750 3.1 1.6 1.1 0.2 9.6 9.3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Avellino tabs Chris Warren". Euroleague.net. July 9, 2008. Retrieved March 9, 2015.
  2. ^ "Bilbao lands Chris Warren". Talkbasket.net. June 24, 2009. Retrieved March 9, 2015.
  3. ^ "KK Cedevita tabs Chris Warren". Sportando.com. August 4, 2011. Retrieved March 9, 2015.
  4. ^ "Sidigas Avellino officially signs Chris Warren". Sportando.com. August 19, 2012. Retrieved March 9, 2015.
  5. ^ "Chris Warren, Sidigas Avellino set to part ways". Sportando.com. November 27, 2012. Retrieved March 9, 2015.
  6. ^ "Bnei Hertzeliya sign Levour Chris Warren". Sportando.com. September 8, 2013. Retrieved March 9, 2015.
  7. ^ Oconnell, Robert (January 4, 2015). "Levour Warren inks with Karpos Sokoli 2000 Skopje in Macedonia". Eurobasket.com. Retrieved March 9, 2015.
  8. ^ Šlibar, Matej. "Chris Warren potpisao za Zabok". Crosarka.com (in Croatian). Retrieved October 22, 2015.
  9. ^ "Levour Warren (ex Zabok) joins Panteras". Eurobasket.com. December 11, 2015. Retrieved March 16, 2016.
  10. ^ "Chris Warren a Obras Basket". pickandroll.com.ar (in Spanish). March 18, 2016.

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