Tony Wroten

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Tony Wroten
No. 8 – Philadelphia 76ers
PositionGuard
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born(1993-04-13) April 13, 1993 (age 20)
Renton, Washington
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High schoolGarfield (Seattle, Washington)
CollegeWashington (2011–2012)
NBA draft2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 25th overall
Selected by the Memphis Grizzlies
Pro playing career2012–present
Career history
2012–2013Memphis Grizzlies
2012–2013Reno Bighorns (D-League)
2013–presentPhiladelphia 76ers
Career highlights and awards
 
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Tony Wroten
No. 8 – Philadelphia 76ers
PositionGuard
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born(1993-04-13) April 13, 1993 (age 20)
Renton, Washington
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High schoolGarfield (Seattle, Washington)
CollegeWashington (2011–2012)
NBA draft2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 25th overall
Selected by the Memphis Grizzlies
Pro playing career2012–present
Career history
2012–2013Memphis Grizzlies
2012–2013Reno Bighorns (D-League)
2013–presentPhiladelphia 76ers
Career highlights and awards

Tony Wroten, Jr. (born April 13, 1993)[1] is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Washington Huskies, where he was an All-Pac-12 first team selection before being drafted by the Memphis Grizzlies in the first round with the 25th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. He was traded to Philadelphia in 2013.

High school[edit]

As a freshman at Garfield High School, Wroten averaged 20.8 points, 8.7 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game. He was named to the 2009 All-Washington State Class 4A first team, becoming the first ever freshman to be named to the first team. In his sophomore season, Wroten averaged 17.6 points, 6.4 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game. Wroten was forced to sit out his junior season after an ACL injury in a football game.[2] During his senior season, Wroten averaged 25.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game.[3]

College career[edit]

In his freshman season at Washington, Wroten averaged 16.7 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game. This was good enough for him to be named Pac-12 Freshman of the Year and to be named to the All-Pac-12 first team. He was the first ever freshman from Washington to be named to the All-Pac-12 Team.[2] On April 3, 2012 Wroten decided to enter his name in the 2012 NBA Draft.[4] Wroten's Washington teammate Terrence Ross also decided to enter his name in the 2012 NBA Draft.[5]

NBA career[edit]

Wroten was drafted by the Memphis Grizzlies in the first round with the 25th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. During his rookie season, he had several assignments with the Reno Bighorns of the NBA D-League.[6] On August 22, 2013, the Grizzlies traded Wroten to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for a future 2nd round pick and a trade exception.[7] On November 8, 2013, he scored 18 points along with 4 rebounds, and 4 assists in a 94 to 79 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. On November 13, 2013 in his first career start he recorded his first triple double with 18 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists in an 123 to 117 overtime win against the Houston Rockets. This was the first time in NBA history that a player put up a triple double in their first career start.[8] On November 15, 2013 he scored 22 points along with 6 assists in a 113 to 103 point loss to the Atlanta Hawks.[9] On December 6, 2013 Wroten scored 21 points along with 9 assists and 8 rebounds in a 88 to 105 loss to the Charlotte Bobcats.[10]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Legend
  GPGames played  GS Games started MPG Minutes per game
 FG% Field goal percentage 3P% 3-point field goal percentage FT% Free throw percentage
 RPG Rebounds per game APG Assists per game SPG Steals per game
 BPG Blocks per game PPG Points per game Bold Career high
YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2012–13Memphis3507.8.384.250.724.81.2.2.12.6
Career3507.8.384.250.724.81.2.2.12.6

Playoffs[edit]

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2012–13Memphis602.8.182.0001.000.7.3.2.01.3
Career602.8.182.0001.000.7.3.2.01.3

Personal[edit]

Wroten's father, Tony Sr., played football at the University of Washington and for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. His mother, Shirley, ran track at Washington and at Arizona State University. Shirley still ranks top ten all time for Washington in the 100 meter dash, 100 meter hurdles, and 4 × 100 metres relay. Tony's aunt, Joyce Walker, was a two-time All-American basketball player at Louisiana State University. She was also the third woman to ever play on the Harlem Globetrotters. Tony is also the cousin of Denver Nuggets point guard Nate Robinson and former Oregon State University basketball player Jimmie Haywood.[2] On January 29, 2013, Tony's first child, Lyfe Anthony Wroten, was born.

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