Warriors Kevon Looney Impressive In D-League Debut
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The big story out of the D-League is the mystery of where former Golden State Warrior Baron Davis will end up. For Warriors fans, the bigger story was the impressive debut of their first round draft pick Kevon Looney. On Tuesday, the 19 year old rookie and former Ballislife All-American, had 11 points, 12 rebounds and 2 blocks in just 16 minutes for Santa Cruz.
“I want to show everybody,” said Looney , who has missed the beginning of the season because of hip surgery. “A lot of people have already written me off, saying, ‘I can’t wait to see you next year.’ Like it’s over for me and I had no chance of playing. But that’s not my plan. Hopefully I’ll get in this year and I’ll make a contribution and show everybody.”
THE LOONEY BACKGROUND
The 6’9 Kevon averaged a near quadruple double (27.9pts, 12.7rebs, 7asts, 8blks) during his senior year of high school and was awarded with the Wisconsin Player of the Year award along with being named to the the 2014 McDonalds and Ballislife All-American teams.
As a freshman at UCLA he led all freshman in double doubles and was 2nd in rebounding with averages of 11.6pts and 9.2rebs.
He was then selected by the Warriors with the final pick of the 1st round of the 2015 NBA draft.