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Tony Wroten

Tony Wroten
No. 8 – Philadelphia 76ers
Position Guard
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1993-04-13) April 13, 1993
Renton, Washington
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school Garfield (Seattle, Washington)
College Washington (2011–2012)
NBA draft 2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 25th overall
Selected by the Memphis Grizzlies
Pro career 2012–present
Career history
2012–2013 Memphis Grizzlies
2012–2013 Reno Bighorns (D-League)
2013–present Philadelphia 76ers
Career highlights and awards

Tony Wroten, Jr. (born April 13, 1993)[1] is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Washington Huskies, where he was an All-Pac-12 first team selection before being drafted by the Memphis Grizzlies with the 25th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. He was traded to Philadelphia in 2013.

High school career

As a freshman at Garfield High School, Wroten averaged 20.8 points, 8.7 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game. He was named to the 2009 All-Washington State Class 4A first team, becoming the first ever freshman to be named to the first team. In his sophomore season, Wroten averaged 17.6 points, 6.4 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game. Wroten was forced to sit out his junior season after an ACL injury in a football game.[2] During his senior season, Wroten averaged 25.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game.[3] He was invited to the 2011 Jordan Brand classic game.

College career

In his freshman season at Washington, Wroten averaged 16.7 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game. This was good enough for him to be named Pac-12 Freshman of the Year and to be named to the All-Pac-12 first team. He was the first ever freshman from Washington to be named to the All-Pac-12 Team.[2] On April 3, 2012 Wroten decided to enter his name in the 2012 NBA Draft.[4] Wroten's Washington teammate Terrence Ross also decided to enter his name in the 2012 NBA Draft.[5]

NBA career

Wroten was selected by the Memphis Grizzlies with the 25th overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft. During his rookie season, he had multiple assignments with the Reno Bighorns of the NBA D-League.[6]

On August 22, 2013, the Grizzlies traded Wroten to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for a future second round pick and a trade exception.[7] On November 13, 2013, in his first career start, he recorded his first triple-double with 18 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists in a 123-117 overtime win over the Houston Rockets. The milestone marked the first time in NBA history that a player produced a triple-double in their first career start.[8] On March 8, 2014, Wroten scored a then career high 30 points in a 104-92 loss to the Utah Jazz.[9]

On November 7, 2014, Wroten scored a career high 31 points in a 115-118 loss to the Chicago Bulls.[10]

NBA career statistics

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012–13 Memphis 35 0 7.8 .384 .250 .724 .8 1.2 .2 .1 2.6
2013–14 Philadelphia 72 16 24.5 .427 .213 .641 3.2 3.0 1.1 .2 13.0
Career 107 16 19.0 .423 .216 .648 2.4 2.4 .8 .2 9.6

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012–13 Memphis 6 0 2.8 .182 .000 1.000 .7 .3 .2 .0 1.3
Career 6 0 2.8 .182 .000 1.000 .7 .3 .2 .0 1.3

Personal

Wroten's father, Tony Sr., played football at the University of Washington and for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. His mother, Shirley, ran track at Washington and at Arizona State University. Shirley still ranks top ten all time for Washington in the 100 meter dash, 100 meter hurdles, and 4 × 100 metres relay. Tony's aunt, Joyce Walker, was a two-time All-American basketball player at Louisiana State University. She was also the third woman to ever play on the Harlem Globetrotters. Tony is also the cousin of Denver Nuggets point guard Nate Robinson and former Oregon State University basketball player Jimmie Haywood.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Tony Wroten Stats, News, Videos, Highlights, Pictures, Bio".  
  2. ^ a b c "Tony Wroten Profile". gohuskies.com. Archived from the original on January 19, 2012. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Tony Wroten Jr. Basketball Stats". maxpreps.com. Archived from the original on March 17, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Washington's Tony Wroten declares for the NBA Draft". espn.go.com. Archived from the original on April 6, 2012. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Terrence Ross Declares for NBA Draft". gohuskies.com. Archived from the original on November 5, 2013. Retrieved May 27, 2012. 
  6. ^ "2012-13 NBA Assignments". NBA.com. Archived from the original on March 27, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Grizzlies acquire 2014 second round pick and trade exception from 76ers". NBA.com. August 22, 2013. Archived from the original on December 3, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Tony Wroten's triple-double, James Anderson's 36 points lead 76ers". ESPN. November 13, 2013. Archived from the original on December 3, 2013. Retrieved November 19, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Jazz end skid, send 76ers to 16th straight loss". ESPN.com. March 8, 2014. Archived from the original on March 9, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Dunleavy leads Bulls over 76ers 118-115". NBA.com. November 7, 2014. Retrieved November 9, 2014. 

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from NBA.com, or Basketball-Reference.com
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