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.
|Born||January 19, 1981|
|Nationality||Panamanian / American|
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||195 lb (88 kg)|
|High school||Lakeview Centennial|
|College||Collin CC (1999–2001)|
South Carolina (2001–2003)
|NBA draft||2003 / Undrafted|
|2003||Panteras de Aguascalientes|
|2004||Deportivo Universidad Católica|
|2004||Panteras de Aguascalientes|
|2005||Mineros de Cananea|
|2015–2016||Panteras de Aguascalientes|
|2017||Panteras de Aguascalientes|
|Career highlights and awards|
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.
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. In June 2009, he signed with Bilbao Basket of Spain. He stayed with Bilbao till the summer of 2011, when he signed with Cedevita Zagreb of Croatia for the 2011–12 season.
In August 2012, he returned to his former team Scandone Avellino. In November 2011, Avellino waived him after he had some problems with injuries. In September 2013, he signed with Bnei Herzliya of Israel for the 2013–14 season.
In October 2015, Warren returned to Croatia for the third time, signing with KK Zabok of the Croatian A-1 Liga. In December 2015, he left Zabok and signed with his former team Panteras de Aguascalientes of the Mexican LNBP. In March 2016, he moved to the Argentinian club Obras Sanitarias.
National team careerEdit
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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.
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- "Bilbao lands Chris Warren". Talkbasket.net. June 24, 2009. Retrieved March 9, 2015.
- "KK Cedevita tabs Chris Warren". Sportando.com. August 4, 2011. Retrieved March 9, 2015.
- "Sidigas Avellino officially signs Chris Warren". Sportando.com. August 19, 2012. Retrieved March 9, 2015.
- "Chris Warren, Sidigas Avellino set to part ways". Sportando.com. November 27, 2012. Retrieved March 9, 2015.
- "Bnei Hertzeliya sign Levour Chris Warren". Sportando.com. September 8, 2013. Retrieved March 9, 2015.
- Oconnell, Robert (January 4, 2015). "Levour Warren inks with Karpos Sokoli 2000 Skopje in Macedonia". Eurobasket.com. Retrieved March 9, 2015.
- Šlibar, Matej. "Chris Warren potpisao za Zabok". Crosarka.com (in Croatian). Retrieved October 22, 2015.
- "Levour Warren (ex Zabok) joins Panteras". Eurobasket.com. December 11, 2015. Retrieved March 16, 2016.
- "Chris Warren a Obras Basket". pickandroll.com.ar (in Spanish). March 18, 2016.