NEW YORK, NY – April 25, 2019 – Jameel Warney came to the Westchester Knicks via the Texas Legends on January 8 and instantly became instrumental in the team’s success for the second-half of the season.
In exchange for Xavier Rathan-Mayes, Warney joined the Knicks after 22 games with an 8-16 Legends team. With Texas, he averaged 13.7 points on 43.7-percent shooting to go along with 6.8 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game.
With Westchester, Warney scored double-figures in all but two games, his first game as a Knick and in the team’s postseason elimination. Such scoring prowess made Warney the team’s leading scorer (20.6 ppg). He started all but two games with Westchester and expanded his game upping his rebounding to 8.2 per game, dishing 3.6 assists and raising for 1.2 swats.
Warney really came alive toward the end of the regular season. Of his final four performances, three came in double-double fashion and for the last 11 games, Warney managed to share the rock five or more times in a game, five times and average 4.2 assists per game in the window. His career-high eight assist effort was witnessed twice, most recently versus Grand Rapids Drive (2/22). In the same eleven-game span when the team went 7-4, Warney led the team with 19 total rejections.
Warney’s best performance came against Windy City (3/7) when he erupted for 33 points, two shy of his career-best, to go along with 13 rebounds. He scored 20 or more points 20 times and scored 30 or more twice.
In just 25 regular season games, Warney poured in 514 points which ranks 15th all-time in franchise single-season history.
Warney concluded the season averaging 17.4 points, 7.6 rebounds, 3.3 assists (career-best), and 1.1 blocks per game.