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Casper Ware

Casper Ware
Ware at the 2012 Big West Tournament
No. 5 – EWE Baskets Oldenburg
Position Point guard
League Basketball Bundesliga
Personal information
Born (1990-01-17) January 17, 1990
Cerritos, California
Nationality American
Listed height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Listed weight 175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High school Gahr (Cerritos, California)
College Long Beach State (2008–2012)
NBA draft 2012 / Undrafted
Pro career 2012–present
Career history
2012–2013 Novipiù Casale Monferrato
2013–2014 Virtus Bologna
2014 Philadelphia 76ers
2014–present EWE Baskets Oldenburg
Career highlights and awards

Casper Ware II (born January 17, 1990) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for EWE Baskets Oldenburg of the Basketball Bundesliga.


  • Collegiate career 1
  • Professional career 2
    • A.S. Junior Casale 2.1
    • Virtus Bologna 2.2
    • Philadelphia 76ers 2.3
    • EWE Baskets Oldenburg 2.4
  • NBA career statistics 3
    • Regular season 3.1
  • Personal life 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Collegiate career

Prior to the start of his senior year, Ware received national recognition as one of 50 players on the Wooden Award preseason watch list.[1] During his senior year he scored 28 points against the Pittsburgh Panthers. During the 2012 Big West Men's Basketball Tournament championship game he scored 33 Points against the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos to lead his team to the 2012 NCAA Tournament.

As a senior at Long Beach State, he averaged 17.2 points, 2.6 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.7 steals per game. He was named Big West Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year after leading the 49ers to a Big West regular season title and National Invitation Tournament appearance. In addition, he was named to the First Team All-Big West and an AP Honorable Mention All-American.[2]

Professional career

A.S. Junior Casale

After going undrafted in the 2012 NBA draft, Ware joined the Detroit Pistons for the 2012 NBA Summer League. In August 2012, he signed a one-year deal with A.S. Junior Casale of the Italian 2nd Division.[3] He went on to be named the Italian 2nd Division's 2012–13 MVP, after averaging 20.6 points, 3.8 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game.[4]

Virtus Bologna

In July 2013, Ware joined the Houston Rockets for the 2013 NBA Summer League. In August 2013, he signed a one-year deal with Virtus Bologna.[5] On March 10, 2014, he parted ways with Virtus.[6]

Philadelphia 76ers

On March 24, 2014, Ware signed a 10-day contract with the Philadelphia 76ers.[7] On March 27, 2014, Ware, in just his second game for the 76ers, recorded his first points in the NBA. In just over 22 minutes of action, he recorded 7 points, along with 2 assists, 2 steals and 1 rebound, in a 98-120 loss to the Houston Rockets.[8][9] On April 4, 2014, he signed a second 10-day contract with the 76ers.[10] On April 15, 2014, he signed with the 76ers for the rest of the season.[11][12]

In July 2014, Ware joined the 76ers for the 2014 NBA Summer League.[13]

On October 24, 2014, Ware was traded by the 76ers to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Marquis Teague and a 2019 second-round pick.[14] The next day, he was waived by the Nets.[15]

EWE Baskets Oldenburg

On November 1, 2014, Ware signed with EWE Baskets Oldenburg of Germany for the 2014-15 season.[16]

NBA career statistics

Regular season

2013–14 Philadelphia 9 0 12.9 .429 .333 .833 1.0 1.1 .9 .0 5.3
Career 9 0 12.9 .429 .333 .833 1.0 1.1 .9 .0 5.3

Personal life

Ware is the son of Casper Sr. and Autheia Ware. He graduated with a Communications degree.


  1. ^ "John R. Wooden Award Announces Men’s Preseason Top 50 List". October 3, 2011. Retrieved April 4, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Casper Ware Bio". Retrieved October 28, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Casale officially signs Casper Ware". August 11, 2012. Retrieved August 22, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Basketball: Casper Ware Named MVP Of Italian League". June 25, 2013. Retrieved June 25, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Virtus Bologna officially signs Casper Ware". August 28, 2013. Retrieved August 28, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Virtus Bologna, Casper Ware officially part ways". March 10, 2014. Retrieved March 24, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Sixers Sign Guard Casper Ware to 10-day Contract". March 24, 2014. Retrieved March 24, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Notebook: Rockets 120, 76ers 98". March 27, 2014. Retrieved March 28, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Casper Ware Steals and Sinks the Half Court Buzzer-Beater". March 27, 2014. Retrieved March 28, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Sixers Sign Casper Ware to Second 10-day Contract". April 4, 2014. Retrieved April 4, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Sixers sign Casper Ware for remainder of the season". April 15, 2014. Retrieved April 16, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Casper Ware Signs With 76ers For Remainder Of Season". April 15, 2014. Retrieved April 16, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Sixers Announce Orlando Pro Summer League Camp Invitees". July 1, 2014. Retrieved July 1, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Brooklyn Nets Complete Trade With Philadelphia". October 24, 2014. Retrieved October 26, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Brooklyn Nets Waive Casper Ware". October 25, 2014. Retrieved October 26, 2014. 
  16. ^ Casper Ware signs with EWE Baskets Oldenburg

External links

  • Profile
  • Eurocup Profile
  • Profile
  • Long Beach State Bio
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