Birmingham News Tabs Chris Warren Midway SEC Freshman Of The Year

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Adding another notch to his rsum as one of the top freshmen in the country, Ole Miss point guard Chris Warren was named the Southeastern Conference’s Midway Freshman of the Year in the annual midseason league awards published by the Birmingham News.

 

Warren has already earned three SEC Freshman of the Week honors by the conference office and is the reigning award winner after a career-high 26 points in Saturday’s road game at Arkansas. In SEC games, the Orlando native ranks sixth in the league with 18.4 points per contest, tops among league freshmen. He has drained the third-most 3-pointers per game and dished out the seventh-most assists, while he also ranks eighth in assist-turnover ratio and 12th in steals in league play.

 

Overall, Warren is the SEC’s third-ranked assist man and 12th-leading scorer. He has led Ole Miss to a school-record start and winning streak, its first appearance in the national rankings since 2001 and one of the highest team scoring averages in the nation.

 

The 5-foot-10, 170-pounder, who was not very highly recruited out of high school, already ranks in the top eight in school history in 3-pointers made and attempted in a season. He also has scored the sixth-most points in a season for a Rebel rookie, and is in position to move up near the top spot in all of those categories.

 

Warren edged out Florida’s Nick Calathes, Kentucky’s Patrick Patterson, LSU’s Anthony Randolph and Vanderbilt’s A.J. Ogilvy on the Birmingham News’ list.


 

 

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