Jameel Warney

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Jameel Warney
Warney playing for Stony Brook in 2016
No. 34 – Westchester Knicks
PositionPower forward
LeagueNBA G League
Personal information
Born (1994-01-31) January 31, 1994 (age 25)
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight259 lb (117 kg)
Career information
High schoolRoselle Catholic
(Roselle, New Jersey)
CollegeStony Brook (2012–2016)
NBA draft2016 / Undrafted
Playing career2016–present
Career history
2016–2018Texas Legends
2018Dallas Mavericks
2018Anhui Dragons
2018–2019Texas Legends
2019–presentWestchester Knicks
Career highlights and awards

Jameel Marcus Warney (born January 31, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Westchester Knicks of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for the Stony Brook Seawolves, leading the team to its first ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament and graduating as the school's all-time leader in several career categories.

High school career[edit]

Warney attended Roselle Catholic High School; as a sophomore, he averaged 20.0 points, 12.0 rebounds and 4.0 blocks and was named All-Union County. In his senior season, he averaged 17.0 points, 13.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 3.5 blocks. He graduated as the school's all-time leading scorer.[1]

College career[edit]

Jameel Warney (20) playing in the 2016 America East Tournament final against Vermont.
Warney (20) was named America East Player of the Year and 2016 America East Tournament MVP to lead Stony Brook to its first conference tournament title ever.

After graduating high school, Warney attended Stony Brook, where he was named America East Conference Player of the Year in 2014, 2015 and 2016,[2] becoming the third player in conference history to win Player of the Year three times, joining Reggie Lewis and Taylor Coppenrath.

In his 2012–13 rookie season, Warney won America East Rookie of the Year and was named second-team All-America East after shooting .650 in conference play and leading the conference in field goal percentage. He finished second in blocks, averaging 1.6, and was sixth with 7.3 rebounds.[3]

Warney took steps in his sophomore year to win his first America East Player of the Year award. Warney was named first-team All-America East, and was consistently ranked top five in the nation in field goal percentage. Warney led the Seawolves by averaging 14.7 points and 7.9 rebounds per game. He set a new school record against Detroit with his 21 rebounds to go along with a new career-high 32 points. Warney became the first Seawolves player to record three consecutive double-doubles.[4]

The 2014–15 season saw Warney win his second consecutive America East Player of the Year award as he led the conference in points, rebounds, and blocks. Warney set a conference record by winning eight straight Player of the Week awards and led the nation with 20 double-doubles, he ranked fifth in the country in rebounds and averaged a double-double for the entire season.[5]

Warney celebrating after helping Stony Brook win the 2016 America East Tournament.

As a senior, Warney averaged 19.8 points, 10.8 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 3.0 blocks in 33 games[6] and was named to the 35-man midseason watch list for the Naismith Trophy.[7] On March 12, 2016, he led the Seawolves to their first NCAA Tournament appearance by scoring 43 points in the America East Conference Men's Basketball Tournament finals against Vermont.[8] Warney was named America East Tournament MVP for his heroics; his 43 points was both a career-high and a single-game school record.[9]

He graduated with averages of 15.8 points, 9.4 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 2.0 blocks and 30.7 minutes in 135 games and ended as the school’s all-time leader in points (2,132), rebounds (1,275), blocks (275) and games played.[6]

Warney's No. 20 was retired by Stony Brook in 2017.

On February 18, 2017, Warney's No. 20 was retired by Stony Brook, becoming the first basketball player in school history to have his number retired.[10]

College statistics[edit]

2012–13 Stony Brook 33 33 27.2 .618 0.0 .557 7.2 0.9 0.7 1.5 12.4
2013–14 Stony Brook 34 31 29.4 .616 0.0 .606 8.0 1.9 0.7 1.2 14.5
2014–15 Stony Brook 35 34 33.0 .538 0.0 .574 11.7 2.1 0.7 2.5 16.8
2015–16 Stony Brook 33 33 32.9 .628 0.0 .624 10.8 1.6 0.9 3.0 19.8

Professional career[edit]

Texas Legends (2016–2018)[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2016 NBA draft, Warney joined the Dallas Mavericks for the 2016 NBA Summer League.[11] On July 27, 2016, he signed with the Mavericks,[6] but was later waived on October 16 after appearing in three preseason games.[12] On October 30, 2016, he was acquired by the Texas Legends of the NBA Development League as an affiliate player of the Mavericks.[13]

On October 13, 2017 he was signed by the Mavericks for the second time,[14] he was later waived before the start of the season and rejoined the Legends.

Dallas Mavericks (2018)[edit]

On March 7, 2018, the Mavericks signed him to a 10-day contract.[15]

Second stint with Texas Legends (2018)[edit]

On March 21, he rejoined the Legends after his stint with the Mavericks ended.

Anhui Dragons (2018)[edit]

On May 5, 2018, Warney signed with Anhui Dragons of the Chinese NBL.[16]

Third stint with Texas Legends (2018–2019)[edit]

Warney re-joined the Legends for the 2018–19 season.

Westchester Knicks (2019–present)[edit]

On January 8, 2019, Warney was traded to the Westchester Knicks in exchange for Xavier Rathan-Mayes.[17] Warney scored 20 points and recorded 14 rebounds in a first round 95–82 playoff victory over the Windy City Bulls, the Westchester Knicks' first playoff win in team history.[18]

National team career[edit]

Warney played with the senior United States national team at the 2017 FIBA AmeriCup, where he won a gold medal, he was named to the All-Tournament Team, and was also named the tournament's MVP. He was named USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year for 2017.[19]

Career statistics[edit]

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high


Regular season[edit]

2017–18 Dallas 3 0 9.0 .583 .000 .600 3.0 .0 .0 .0 5.7
Career 3 0 9.0 .583 .000 .600 3.0 .0 .0 .0 5.7

D-League / G League[edit]

2016–17 Texas Legends 44 34 29.2 .575 .000 .702 8.0 1.4 1.0 1.2 17.3
2017–18 Texas Legends 42 35 35.2 .529 .286 .654 9.6 2.9 1.2 1.1 19.9
2018–19 Texas Legends
Westchester Knicks
47 37 31.2 .483 .290 .813 7.4 3.1 1.3 1.0 17.3

2017 FIBA Americup[edit]

2017 USA 5 0 21.0 .649 0.0 .615 8.6 1.4 0.2 0.8 12.8

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Gardner, David (February 17, 2016). "Hungry Wolf: Jameel Warney May Be College Hoops' Mvp, But First He Wants To Make School History". CampusRush.com. Retrieved October 8, 2016.
  2. ^ "Warney Tabbed Player of Year to Highlight MBB Award Winners". America East Conference. March 7, 2014. Retrieved March 9, 2014.
  3. ^ "Men's hoops sweeps America East awards". Stony Brook University Athletics. Retrieved 2019-01-09.
  4. ^ "Warney named America East Player of the Year to headline five #Seawolves honorees". Stony Brook University Athletics. Retrieved 2019-01-09.
  5. ^ "Warney wins America East Player of the Year". Stony Brook University Athletics. Retrieved 2019-01-09.
  6. ^ a b c Karalla, Bobby (July 27, 2016). "Mavs sign Jameel Warney and Keith Hornsby". Mavs.com. Retrieved August 10, 2016.
  7. ^ Payne, Terrence (February 11, 2016). "Naismith Trophy midseason list announced". Fox Sports. Retrieved February 19, 2016.
  8. ^ "Jameel Warney scored 43 points and Stony Brook reached the NCAA Tournament for the first time by coming from behind to win the America East Tournament championship 80-74 against Vermont on Saturday". Associated Press. March 12, 2016. Retrieved July 27, 2016.
  9. ^ Sherman, Rodger (2016-03-13). "After heartbreak, Jameel Warney willed a win". SBNation.com. Retrieved 2019-01-09.
  10. ^ "Stony Brook retires Warney's No. 20 jersey". Newsday. Retrieved 2019-04-04.
  11. ^ Ahmadi, Arya (July 4, 2016). "Samsung NBA Summer League 2016 Roster and Schedule". Mavs.com. Retrieved October 8, 2016.
  12. ^ "Mavericks waive Jameel Warney". InsideHoops.com. October 16, 2016. Retrieved October 16, 2016.
  13. ^ "Legends Announce Training Camp Roster". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. October 30, 2016. Retrieved November 4, 2016.
  14. ^ "Mavericks sign Jameel Warney; request waivers on Brandon Ashley". Mavs.com. October 13, 2017. Retrieved October 13, 2017.
  15. ^ "Mavericks To Sign Jameel Warney To 10-Day Deal". RealGM. March 7, 2018. Retrieved March 8, 2018.
  16. ^ "DeQuan Jones, Jameel Warney sign with Chinese NBL team Anhui". Sportando.com. May 5, 2018. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
  17. ^ "Westchester Knicks trade for ex-SBU star Warney". Newsday. Retrieved 2019-01-09.
  18. ^ Small, Danny (2019-03-27). "Westchester Knicks Claim First Ever Playoff Victory". Elite Sports NY. Retrieved 2019-03-28.
  19. ^ "Jameel Warney Honored as 2017 USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year". USA Basketball. December 15, 2017. Retrieved December 15, 2017.

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