Before the Phoenix Suns drafted T.J. Warren in the 2014 Draft, he was an All-American wing at North Carolina State.
In his second year at NC State, Warren became one of the best players in the entire country, leading the ACC in scoring with 24.9 points per game while grabbing 7.1 rebounds and 1.8 steals.
He was ACC Player of the Year for the 22-14 Wolfpack. Warren carried a team who’s second-highest scorer posted only 10.5 points per game to the NCAA tournament, winning once before losing in the second round.
Warren went pro after that season, taken No. 14 by the Phoenix Suns. He’s since grown into a perennial NBA starter, averaging 18.8 points and grabbing 4.5 rebounds over the past two seasons.
Now, the Wolfpack want Warren’s college memory to be remembered forever, hanging his jersey in the rafters on Sunday night.
All-American @TonyWarrenJr's jersey will be raised to the rafters of @PNCArena before Sunday's @PackMensBball game against Wake Forest.— NC State Athletics (@PackAthletics) February 19, 2019
More info: https://t.co/gIYMIOh2nO
Game tickets: https://t.co/pP8civiVHj#GoPack #ncsu pic.twitter.com/NJ8R3iINBn
The Suns are on an east coast road swing this weekend, playing Saturday in Atlanta and Monday night in Miami.
Warren will have time on Sunday for a stopover in his college town, while the Wolfpack take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons.
“I’m very proud to be honored along with all the other former great players in Wolfpack history,” said Warren. “NC State is a very special place.”
Let’s all congratulate Warren on being one of the best players in Wolfpack history and for being recognized for that all-time.