Jameel Warney, Roselle Catholic High School’s all-time leading scorer, made an appearance at Roselle Catholic Basketball Camp on June 22, just a day after returning to New Jersey from the Dallas Mavericks’ training camp in The Lone Star State.
Warney – who had his jersey (#20) retired at Stony Brook University last winter – showed no signs of jet lag as he answered questions from enthusiastic campers, ranging from first graders to incoming high school freshmen, threw down some dunks and even played a little one-on-one with a few excited grade schoolers.
Playing 44 games for the Texas Legends, the Mavericks’ D-League affiliate, averaged 17.3 points, 8.1 rebounds and 1 block on 58% from the field in only 29 minutes per game. Warney and the Legends played in front of some of the D-League’s most enthusiastic and supportive crowds as Texas averaged 6,000 per home game in Frisco.
Jameel Warney suited up for the Dallas Mavericks in the Orlando Pro Summer League where he was named the #5 top player in league play.
A 2012 graduate of Roselle Catholic, Warney, who was one of 40 players invited to the D-League Elite Mini Camp in Chicago in May, will next suit up for Dallas on July 1st at the Orlando Pro Summer League. Warney will also join the Los Angeles Clippers for the NBA Summer League 2017 between July 7-17 for games at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas.
A three-time America East Conference Player of the Year selection (2014-16), Warney and the Seawolves won the 2016 America East Conference Tournament to secure the program’s first trip to the NCAA Tournament (where Stony Brook fell to Kentucky and fellow RC graduate Isaiah Briscoe). He scored 43 points against Vermont in the ESPN-televised conference final.
Warney concluded his Seawolves’ career as the school’s all-time leader in points (2,132), rebounds (1,275), blocks (275) and games played. At Stony Brook, Warney played for current Rutgers head coach Steve Pikiell (and assistant coach Jay Young).
A Stony Brook University graduate, Warney hopes to continue pursuit of his NBA dream with a training camp invite in the fall. If Warney fails to land-on an NBA roster, he’ll have options to play professionally overseas.
In 2012, Warney, a Plainfield resident, helped Roselle Catholic and coach Dave Boff reach the Union County Tournament final for just the second time (and first since 1963) at that point in program history. Plainfield defeated the Lions, 72-66, in the ’12 UCT final at Kean University.
The Roselle Catholic Basketball Camp concluded July 14 in The Lions’ Den with an awards ceremony.