Brian Gregory and his Dayton staff added a sleeper point guard from Florida over the weekend. London Warren, a 6-foot-2, 175-pound floor general from the powerful Raines High School in Jacksonville, Fla., is headed to the Atlantic 10 school.
After leading Raines to a state championship in 2004 and to the regional finals last season, Warren is gearing up for another big season. Before he hit's the hardwood, he wanted to make his college choice, according to Ryan Delafield, assistant coach with his AAU program the Jacksonville Lee Bulls.
Warren narrowed his choices down to Dayton and Jacksonville University. Delafield said Warren wanted to leave Florida for his college ball.
"JU had made a very strong impression and it came down to London wanting to get out the city and the state," Delafield said in a press release. "London felt that he could not have went wrong with either school."
A handful of high-major programs were inquiring in the fall but Delafield said Warren wanted to commit early to focus on his senior season.
"Warren could have waited for the late period as other big school had express interest in him signing in the spring," Delafield said. "However, after missing part of his junior year with a broken arm London felt that he wanted to concentrate on getting Raines back to the state playoffs after losing Derwin Kitchen and Juwan James from the back to back state championship teams."
Warren joins forward Kurtis Huelsman, athletic wing guard Marcus Johnson and JUCO guard Andres Sandoval for the Flyers in 2006.