The big news dropped Friday night when Davion Warren, now a Red Raider, dropped a graphic of himself in a Red Raider uniform that simply said “Committed”. Warren will only have one season to show his talents in Lubbock, but what he brings to the table for this team will be more than enough to make an impact. The things Warren excels at are things this team needs desperately, shot creation and another alpha to take over games.
Warren is another prospect recruited by this coaching staff that has gone down the Junior College route. He spent two seasons at Olney Central College in Ohio before transferring to Hampton. In his sophomore season, Warren averaged 13.6 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 1.4 steals per game while only playing 21 minutes per contest. Warren also shot 35% from behind the three-point line in his time with Olney.
His first season at Hampton wasn’t stellar but was still pretty good. He averaged 10.2 points and 6.2 rebounds per contest. Warren made a huge jump in production this past season. He over doubled his points per game by dropping 21.2 per game while also maintaining his rebounding at 6.3 per game. Warren also became a much better distributor of the basketball, dishing out three assists per contest on the season.
Warren’s defense is also something to note. He averaged 2.1 steals per game in 2020. He finished the year as the Big South Conference’s Player of the Year.
Each recruit or transfer that has signed with Texas Tech has brought something new to the table. Warren is no different as he is a three-level scorer that can be a primary ball-handler and distribute to teammates. He jumps out of his film and can take over a game without anyone realizing it. If someone puts a smaller guard on him, Warren can post-up and score. When there have been bigger athletes guarding him, he takes them off the dribble and either gets to the rim or pulls up for a mid-range jump shot. He can also be a catch-and-shoot guy.
(Editors’ Note: Warren only has one year of eligibility remaining)
Warren originally committed to Penny Hardaway and Memphis before de-committing just weeks later. He is now a Red Raider and has signed with the program, according to Texas Tech. He is arguably the biggest signee of the offseason as Warren brings experience and skill that could elevate this team to the next level.