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Tony LeonDre Wroten Jr. (born April 13, 1993)[1] is an American professional basketball player for Anwil Włocławek of the Polish Basketball League. He played college basketball for the Washington Huskies, where he was a first-team all-conference selection in the Pac-12 before being drafted by the Memphis Grizzlies with the 25th overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft.

Tony Wroten
No. 5 – Anwil Włocławek
PositionPoint guard / Shooting guard
LeaguePolish Basketball League
Champions League
Personal information
Born (1993-04-13) April 13, 1993 (age 26)
Renton, Washington
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High schoolGarfield (Seattle, Washington)
CollegeWashington (2011–2012)
NBA draft2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 25th overall
Selected by the Memphis Grizzlies
Playing career2012–present
Career history
2012–2013Memphis Grizzlies
2012–2013Reno Bighorns
20132015Philadelphia 76ers
2016–2017Texas Legends
2017–2018Rio Grande Valley Vipers
2018–2019Kalev
2019–presentAnwil Włocławek
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

High school careerEdit

As a freshman at Garfield High School, Wroten averaged 20.8 points, 8.7 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game. He was named to the 2009 All-Washington State Class 4A first team, becoming the first ever freshman to be named to the first team. In his sophomore season, Wroten averaged 17.6 points, 6.4 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game. Wroten was forced to sit out his junior season after an ACL injury in a football game.[2] During his senior season, Wroten averaged 25.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game.[3] He was invited to the 2011 Jordan Brand classic game.

Considered a five-star recruit by Rivals.com, Wroten was listed as the No. 3 point guard and the No. 14 player in the nation in 2011.[4]

College careerEdit

In his freshman season at Washington, Wroten averaged 16.7 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game. This was good enough for him to be named Pac-12 Freshman of the Year and to be named to the All-Pac-12 first team. He was the first ever freshman from Washington to be named to the All-Pac-12 Team.[2] On April 3, 2012 Wroten decided to enter his name in the 2012 NBA Draft,[5] alongside teammate Terrence Ross.[6]

College statisticsEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2011–12 Washington 35 35 30.3 .443 .161 .583 5.0 3.7 1.9 .4 16.0

Professional careerEdit

Memphis Grizzlies (2012–2013)Edit

Wroten was selected by the Memphis Grizzlies with the 25th overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft. During his rookie season, he had multiple assignments with the Reno Bighorns of the NBA Development League.[7]

Philadelphia 76ers (2013–2015)Edit

On August 22, 2013, the Grizzlies traded Wroten to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for a future second round pick and a trade exception.[8] On November 13, 2013, in his first career start, he recorded his first triple-double with 18 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists in a 123–117 overtime win over the Houston Rockets. The milestone marked the first time in NBA history that a player produced a triple-double in their first career start.[9] On March 8, 2014, Wroten scored a then career-high 30 points in a loss to the Utah Jazz.[10]

On November 7, 2014, Wroten scored a career-high 31 points in a loss to the Chicago Bulls.[11] On January 23, 2015, he was ruled out for the rest of the 2014–15 season after undergoing surgery on a partially torn ACL in his right knee.[12] He was averaging career-highs in points (16.9), assists (5.2) and steals (1.6) prior to the injury.

On November 11, 2015, Wroten was assigned to the Delaware 87ers of the NBA Development League, sent there to practice as part of his return to play protocol.[13] He was recalled by the 76ers on December 4, using the month-long stint to rehabilitate his ACL tear. He did not appear in a game for Delaware.[14] The following day, he returned to action for the 76ers, playing in his first game for the team since injuring his right knee on January 13. He had four points in 13 minutes against the Denver Nuggets.[15] On December 24, 2015, Wroten was waived by the 76ers.[16]

New York Knicks / Return to Memphis (2016)Edit

On March 16, 2016, Wroten signed with the New York Knicks.[17] On June 22, 2016, he was waived by the Knicks; he did not play a single game for the team during his tenure.[18]

On June 27, 2016, Wroten was claimed off waivers by the Memphis Grizzlies.[19] He was later waived by the Grizzlies on July 12,[20] re-signed on August 8,[21] and waived again on October 7.[22]

Texas Legends (2016–2017)Edit

On December 1, 2016, Wroten was acquired by the Texas Legends.[23] That night, he made his debut for the Legends in a 121–106 win over the Greensboro Swarm, recording 11 points, one rebound and one steal in 19 minutes off the bench.[24] He was later waived by the Legends on January 28, 2017.[25]

Rio Grande Valley Vipers (2017–2018)Edit

On October 21, 2017, Wroten was selected by the Rio Grande Valley Vipers in Round 2 with the 23rd pick in the 2017 NBA Development League Draft.[26] On March 21, 2018, he was waived by the Vipers.[27]

Kalev/Cramo (2018–2019)Edit

On December 28, 2018, Wroten signed with Estonian club Kalev/Cramo of the Latvian–Estonian Basketball League (LEBL) and the VTB United League.[28]

Anwil Włocławek (2019–present)Edit

On August 11, 2019, he has signed with Anwil Włocławek of the Polish Basketball League. [29]

NBA 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  Bold  Career high

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012–13 Memphis 35 0 7.8 .384 .250 .724 .8 1.2 .2 .1 2.6
2013–14 Philadelphia 72 16 24.5 .427 .213 .641 3.2 3.0 1.1 .2 13.0
2014–15 Philadelphia 30 15 29.8 .403 .261 .667 2.9 5.2 1.6 .3 16.9
2015–16 Philadelphia 8 3 18.0 .338 .176 .541 2.6 2.5 .4 .0 8.4
Career 145 34 21.2 .413 .231 .647 2.5 3.0 .9 .2 11.1

PlayoffsEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013 Memphis 6 0 2.8 .182 .000 1.000 .7 .3 .2 .0 1.3
Career 6 0 2.8 .182 .000 1.000 .7 .3 .2 .0 1.3

Personal lifeEdit

Wroten's father, Tony Sr., played football at the University of Washington and for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. His mother, Shirley, ran track at Washington and at Arizona State University. Shirley still ranks top ten all time for Washington in the 100 meter dash, 100 meter hurdles, and 4 × 100 metres relay. Tony's aunt, Joyce Walker, was a two-time All-American basketball player at Louisiana State University. She was also the third woman to ever play on the Harlem Globetrotters. Tony is also the cousin of former New York Knicks point guard Nate Robinson and former Oregon State University basketball player Jimmie Haywood.[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tony Wroten Stats, News, Videos, Highlights, Pictures, Bio". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 30, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c "Tony Wroten Profile". gohuskies.com. Archived from the original on June 3, 2010. Retrieved 27 May 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ "Tony Wroten Jr. Basketball Stats". maxpreps.com. Archived from the original on June 3, 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ "Tony Wroten Recruiting Profile". Rivals.com. Retrieved January 23, 2015.
  5. ^ "Washington's Tony Wroten declares for the NBA Draft". espn.go.com. Archived from the original on June 3, 2010. Retrieved 27 May 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  6. ^ "Terrence Ross Declares for NBA Draft". gohuskies.com. Archived from the original on September 10, 2012. Retrieved May 27, 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  7. ^ "2012-13 NBA Assignments". NBA.com. Archived from the original on March 27, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  8. ^ "Grizzlies acquire 2014 second round pick and trade exception from 76ers". NBA.com. August 22, 2013. Archived from the original on December 3, 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  9. ^ "Tony Wroten's triple-double, James Anderson's 36 points lead 76ers". ESPN. November 13, 2013. Archived from the original on December 3, 2013. Retrieved November 19, 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  10. ^ "Jazz end skid, send 76ers to 16th straight loss". ESPN.com. March 8, 2014. Archived from the original on March 9, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  11. ^ "Dunleavy leads Bulls over 76ers 118-115". NBA.com. November 7, 2014. Retrieved November 9, 2014.
  12. ^ "Philadelphia 76ers Update On Tony Wroten". NBA.com. January 23, 2015. Retrieved January 23, 2015.
  13. ^ "Sixers assign Wroten, Marshall to 87ers". Philly.com. November 11, 2015. Retrieved November 11, 2015.
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  23. ^ "Legends Acquire Tony Wroten". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. December 1, 2016. Retrieved December 4, 2016.
  24. ^ "Legends Cruise Past Swarm". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. December 1, 2016. Retrieved December 4, 2016.
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  27. ^ "RGV Vipers Acquire Darius Morris". OurSportsCentral.com. March 21, 2018. Retrieved April 5, 2018.
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  29. ^ "Anwil signs Tony Wroten". Sportando. August 11, 2019. Retrieved August 12, 2019.

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