Jameel Marcus Warney (born January 31, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Seoul SK Knights of the Korean Basketball League. He played college basketball for the Stony Brook Seawolves, leading the team to its first ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament and graduating as the school's all-time leader in several career categories.
Warney playing for Stony Brook in 2016
|Seoul SK Knights|
|League||Korean Basketball League|
|Born||January 31, 1994|
New Brunswick, New Jersey
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||259 lb (117 kg)|
|High school||Roselle Catholic|
(Roselle, New Jersey)
|College||Stony Brook (2012–2016)|
|NBA draft||2016 / Undrafted|
|2019–present||Seoul SK Knights|
|Career highlights and awards|
- 1 High school career
- 2 College career
- 3 Professional career
- 4 National team career
- 5 Career statistics
- 6 See also
- 7 References
- 8 External links
High school careerEdit
Warney attended Roselle Catholic High School. As a sophomore, he averaged 20.0 points, 12.0 rebounds and 4.0 blocks and was named All-Union County. In his senior season, he averaged 17.0 points, 13.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 3.5 blocks. He graduated as the school's all-time leading scorer.
After graduating high school, Warney attended Stony Brook, where he was named America East Conference Player of the Year in 2014, 2015 and 2016, becoming the third player in conference history to win Player of the Year three times, joining Reggie Lewis and Taylor Coppenrath.
In his 2012–13 rookie season, Warney won America East Rookie of the Year and was named second-team All-America East after shooting .650 in conference play and leading the conference in field goal percentage. He finished second in blocks, averaging 1.6, and was sixth with 7.3 rebounds.
Warney took steps in his sophomore year to win his first America East Player of the Year award. Warney was named first-team All-America East, and was consistently ranked top five in the nation in field goal percentage. Warney led the Seawolves by averaging 14.7 points and 7.9 rebounds per game. He set a new school record against Detroit with his 21 rebounds to go along with a new career-high 32 points. Warney became the first Seawolves player to record three consecutive double-doubles.
The 2014–15 season saw Warney win his second consecutive America East Player of the Year award as he led the conference in points, rebounds, and blocks. Warney set a conference record by winning eight straight Player of the Week awards and led the nation with 20 double-doubles. He ranked fifth in the country in rebounds and averaged a double-double for the entire season.
As a senior, Warney averaged 19.8 points, 10.8 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 3.0 blocks in 33 games and was named to the 35-man midseason watch list for the Naismith Trophy. On March 12, 2016, he led the Seawolves to their first NCAA Tournament appearance by scoring 43 points in the America East Conference Men's Basketball Tournament finals against Vermont. Warney was named America East Tournament MVP for his heroics; his 43 points was both a career-high and a single-game school record.
He graduated with averages of 15.8 points, 9.4 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 2.0 blocks and 30.7 minutes in 135 games and ended as the school’s all-time leader in points (2,132), rebounds (1,275), blocks (275) and games played.
On February 18, 2017, Warney's No. 20 was retired by Stony Brook, becoming the first basketball player in school history to have his number retired.
Texas Legends (2016–2018)Edit
After going undrafted in the 2016 NBA draft, Warney joined the Dallas Mavericks for the 2016 NBA Summer League. On July 27, 2016, he signed with the Mavericks, but was later waived on October 16 after appearing in three preseason games. On October 30, 2016, he was acquired by the Texas Legends of the NBA Development League as an affiliate player of the Mavericks.
On October 13, 2017 he was signed by the Mavericks for the second time. He was later waived before the start of the season and rejoined the Legends.
Dallas Mavericks (2018)Edit
On March 7, 2018, the Mavericks signed him to a 10-day contract.
Second stint with Texas Legends (2018)Edit
On March 21, he rejoined the Legends after his stint with the Mavericks ended.
Anhui Dragons (2018)Edit
Third stint with Texas Legends (2018–2019)Edit
Warney re-joined the Legends for the 2018–19 season.
Westchester Knicks (2019)Edit
On January 8, 2019, Warney was traded to the Westchester Knicks in exchange for Xavier Rathan-Mayes. Warney scored 20 points and recorded 14 rebounds in a first round 95–82 playoff victory over the Windy City Bulls, the Westchester Knicks' first playoff win in team history.
Seoul SK Knights (2019–present)Edit
National team careerEdit
Warney played with the senior United States national team at the 2017 FIBA AmeriCup, where he won a gold medal. He was named to the All-Tournament Team, and was also named the tournament's MVP. He was named USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year for 2017.
|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||Bold||Career high|
D-League / G LeagueEdit
2017 FIBA AmericupEdit
- Gardner, David (February 17, 2016). "Hungry Wolf: Jameel Warney May Be College Hoops' Mvp, But First He Wants To Make School History". CampusRush.com. Retrieved October 8, 2016.
- "Warney Tabbed Player of Year to Highlight MBB Award Winners". America East Conference. March 7, 2014. Retrieved March 9, 2014. Italic or bold markup not allowed in:
- "Men's hoops sweeps America East awards". Stony Brook University Athletics. Retrieved 2019-01-09.
- "Warney named America East Player of the Year to headline five #Seawolves honorees". Stony Brook University Athletics. Retrieved 2019-01-09.
- "Warney wins America East Player of the Year". Stony Brook University Athletics. Retrieved 2019-01-09.
- Karalla, Bobby (July 27, 2016). "Mavs sign Jameel Warney and Keith Hornsby". Mavs.com. Retrieved August 10, 2016.
- Payne, Terrence (February 11, 2016). "Naismith Trophy midseason list announced". Fox Sports. Retrieved February 19, 2016.
- "Jameel Warney scored 43 points and Stony Brook reached the NCAA Tournament for the first time by coming from behind to win the America East Tournament championship 80-74 against Vermont on Saturday". Associated Press. March 12, 2016. Retrieved July 27, 2016.
- Sherman, Rodger (2016-03-13). "After heartbreak, Jameel Warney willed a win". SBNation.com. Retrieved 2019-01-09.
- "Stony Brook retires Warney's No. 20 jersey". Newsday. Retrieved 2019-04-04.
- Ahmadi, Arya (July 4, 2016). "Samsung NBA Summer League 2016 Roster and Schedule". Mavs.com. Retrieved October 8, 2016.
- "Mavericks waive Jameel Warney". InsideHoops.com. October 16, 2016. Retrieved October 16, 2016.
- "Legends Announce Training Camp Roster". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. October 30, 2016. Retrieved November 4, 2016.
- "Mavericks sign Jameel Warney; request waivers on Brandon Ashley". Mavs.com. October 13, 2017. Retrieved October 13, 2017.
- "Mavericks To Sign Jameel Warney To 10-Day Deal". RealGM. March 7, 2018. Retrieved March 8, 2018.
- "DeQuan Jones, Jameel Warney sign with Chinese NBL team Anhui". Sportando.com. May 5, 2018. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
- "Westchester Knicks trade for ex-SBU star Warney". Newsday. Retrieved 2019-01-09.
- Small, Danny (2019-03-27). "Westchester Knicks Claim First Ever Playoff Victory". Elite Sports NY. Retrieved 2019-03-28.
- Lupo, Nicola (July 17, 2019). "Jameel Warney signs with SK Knights". Sportando. Retrieved July 17, 2019.
- "Jameel Warney Honored as 2017 USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year". USA Basketball. December 15, 2017. Retrieved December 15, 2017.