The bad news for three-star 2006 prospect London Warren was that he broke his wrist during the fifth game of the season. The good news for the 6-foot-1, 169-pound point guard from Raines High School in Jacksonville, Fla., is that he will be back in action just before the district playoffs begin. Despite being sidelined for the majority of this season, Warren is on the recruiting list of several schools.
"London is hearing from Auburn, Michigan, Florida, Texas A&M, Kent State and Gardner Webb," said Warren's AAU coach David Jones of the Jacksonville Lee Bulls.
As a point guard prospect, Warren is blessed with extreme athleticism and exceptional playmaking skills. At the same time, he has a couple deficiencies in his game that need improving.
"London is a great athlete who can jump out of the gym," said Jones. "He has exceptional court vision and ball handling skills. He has to be one of the better ball handlers in the country. He is very quick with the ball.
"He needs to work on being more consistent from the perimeter. He needs to keep working on his shot. He could also use more work on his defense."
With his intelligence and work ethic, Warren should certainly improve as a defender, especially with his athleticism. In fact, he was averaging 2 blocks per game before his injury. The bigger question mark is whether he will develop as a shooter.
"London is a good kid who works really hard," said Jones. "He's a student of the game and could be a future coach. London knows every play that every team in Jacksonville runs."
Along with his 2 blocks per game, London averaged 12 points and 9 rebounds through the first five games of the season.