Biography: It is possible no player's stock in this draft dropped more in the past year than Warren. The guard was projected by some as a potential lottery pick following the 2008-09 season, when he was the Big 12's freshman of the year. Teamed with national player of the year Blake Griffin - last year's No. 1 overall pick - Warren helped lead Oklahoma to an NCAA tournament regional final appearance. Warren seemed to be the perfect complement to Griffin, using his athleticism and ball-handling skills to feed the star forward in the post. Warren also could easily find open looks with other teams focused on slowing down Griffin. With Griffin's departure, however, Warren's responsibility in the offense changed. He inherited the role of being the Sooners' No. 1 scorer, and he struggled with the increased responsibility. After he shot 47.3 percent from the field and 37.2 percent from beyond the arc as a freshman, those numbers went down this season to 43.8 and 30.9 percent, respectively. He still led the team in scoring with an average of 16.3 points in 2009-10 and was an honorable mention all-Big 12 selection for an Oklahoma team that finished 13-18, its first losing season since 1980-81. An ankle injury caused Warren to miss eight games and he underwent season-ending arthroscopic surgery March 3. The ankle is healing nicely and isn't expected to hold him back. Instead, his disappointing sophomore season is going to be the biggest drawback for his draft status. Warren could still be picked late in the first round, but his chances of being a lottery selection appear to have dissolved.
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