TJ Warren


Full NameAnthony "T. J." Warren Jr.

BornSeptember 5, 1993

Height6 ft 8 in


RoleSmall Forward


Anthony "T. J." Warren Jr. is an American professional basketball player and a member of the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Warren attended Riverside High School and Word of God Christian Academy before graduating from Brewster Academy. For Word of God’s team, he averaged 14 points per game and helped them finish the season with a 24-3 record.

Warren was a small forward for his varsity basketball team while at Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire and became a hot commodity for college recruits. After being viewed by multiple colleges in his senior year, Warren officially committed to North Carolina State University. He was the 23rd ranked prospect on the ESPN recruiting board for 2012 before he decided to join NCSU.

In his freshman year, Warren averaged 12.1 points a game and 4.2 rebounds in 27 minutes per game and was named to the ACC All-Freshmen Team. As a sophomore, Warren had career highs in points with 41 against Pittsburgh and 42 versus Boston College. For the season, he averaged 24.9 points and 7.1 rebounds per game while playing an average of 35.4 minutes per game. At the conclusion of the 2013-2014 season, Warren was amongst the top player in the ACC in offensive rebounds and was among the league leaders in both overall rebounding and steals. He was named ACC Player of the Year.

Warren was drafted as the 14th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. In the 2015-2016 season, Warren became the first since Yao Ming to make two-thirds of his shots on at least nine attempts in his first 50 NBA appearances. In 2017, Warren signed a four-year, $50 million contract extension with the Suns. At the start of the 2017-2018 season, Warren recorded career-high 40 points, scoring 28 of them in the second half of the Suns' 122–116 win over the Washington Wizards.

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