NCSU forward Warren to enter 2014 NBA Draft
Posted April 8
Raleigh, N.C. — North Carolina State University sophomore forward T.J. Warren announced Tuesday that he will forgo his remaining college eligibility and enter the 2014 NBA Draft.
Warren, the ACC Player of the Year in 2013-14, averaged 24.9 points per game and shot 52.5 percent for the Wolfpack. He set school records for points in a single season (871) and games with 20 or more points in a season (31).
"I would like to thank my coaches and teammates at N.C. State for allowing me to compete for this great university. It's been a fun ride the last few years," Warren said in a statement. "I've had some great experiences, and now I feel I'm ready to play at the next level. Playing in the NBA has been a lifelong dream of mine, and playing at N.C.State has prepared me well to achieve my dream."
N.C. State head coach Mark Gottfried said in a statement that he is proud of Warren's development.
"He has matured and become a special player to coach. I truly believe he was the best offensive player in the nation this year, and although he is a great scorer, his rebounding and defensive improvement are often underappreciated," he said. "I am excited for T.J. and want the very best for him. I believe in him and will miss having him in our program."
The NBA Draft will be held June 26 in New York City.