Chris Warren To Play In College All-Star Game, 3-Point Contest

March 30, 2011

HOUSTON, Texas - Ole Miss senior point guard Chris Warren has been selected to the East roster for the Reese's College All-Star game, which will be played as part of the 2011 NCAA Final Four on Friday, April 1, at 4:35 p.m. (CDT) at Reliant Stadium, aired live on TruTV. He will also take part in the 3-point contest at the 23rd annual State Farm College Slam Dunk and 3-Point Championships, which will be shown on ESPN2 at 8 p.m., on Thursday, March 31.

The all-star game features two teams of the most outstanding college seniors in the nation, selected by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). Warren is joined on the 10-man East squad by such notables as Kansas State's Jacob Pullen and Pittsburgh's Gary McGhee. Warren is the only player from the Southeastern Conference out of the 20 selected.

The coaches for the game are former Oklahoma coach Billy Tubbs, who led the Sooners to the NCAA championship game in 1988 and Bill Foster, who guided Duke to the NCAA title contest in 1978.

Warren finished his outstanding college career with 2,021 points, becoming just the third player in school history and 24th in SEC history to reach 2,000. The two-time All-SEC and All-District guard became just the fourth player in league history to record 2,000 points and 400 assists - joining a select group that includes LSU's Pete Maravich, Tennessee's Allan Houston and Georgia's Litterial Green. He led the NCAA in free-throw percentage this season (92.8) and set the school record with 334 career 3-pointers, which is fifth-most in the SEC record books.

About the National Association of Basketball Coaches

Located in Kansas City, Missouri, the NABC was founded in 1927 by Forrest "Phog" Allen, the legendary basketball coach at the University of Kansas. Allen, a student of James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, organized coaches into this collective group to serve as Guardians of the Game. The NABC currently claims nearly 5,000 members consisting primarily of university and college men's basketball coaches. All members of the NABC are expected to uphold the core values of being a Guardian of the Game by bringing attention to the positive aspects of the sport of basketball and the role coaches play in the academic and athletic lives of today's student-athletes. The four core values of being a Guardian of the Game are advocacy, leadership, service and education. Additional information about the NABC, its programs and membership, can be found at www.nabc.org.

 

 

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