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G League’s Jameel Warney USA Athlete of Year

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G League’s Jameel Warney USA Athlete of Year

The NBA G League’s Jameel Warney has been named the 2017 USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year.

 

The former Stony Brook star led USA to the FIBA AmeriCup gold medal in September, when he was named tournament MVP.

 

“To be mentioned with those greats who have been named (USA Basketball) athlete of the year is a tremendous feeling for me, a tremendous achievement,” Warney told usab.com. “I couldn’t have done this without my teammates, and the coaching staff putting me in a great position. I’m just honored.”

 

The 6-8, 260-pound forward was recognized as the best player at September’s AmeriCup when he averaged 12.8 points and 8.6 rebounds to lead the US to a 5-0 record and the tournament championship.

 

“USA Basketball could not be more grateful to Jameel for his dedication and commitment,” said USA Basketball CEO Jim Tooley. “He was a major contributor to USA Basketball while going undefeated during his gold-medal performance at the FIBA AmeriCup and the first two games of FIBA’s World Cup Qualification.”

 

Warney currently plays in the G League, averaging 19.1 points and 9.5 rebounds for the Texas Legends.

 

A college star at Stony Brook, Warney graduated as the school’s all-time leader in points, rebounds, blocks and games played, and was a three-time America East Conference Player of the Year.

 

One of the Stony Brook’s all-time greats, Warney had his number 20 retired by the school earlier this year.

 

“His legacy at Stony Brook is unmatched,” said school AD Shawn Heilbron.

 

ESPN’s No. 24 ranked power forward in the 2012 high school class, Warney averaged 17 points, 13.5 rebounds, and a whopping 3.5 blocks as a senior at Roselle Catholic (NJ).

 

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