OU's Willie Warren to undergo season-ending surgery Wednesday

BY JAKE TROTTER, Staff Writer, jtrotter@opubco.com Modified: March 2, 2010 at 3:46 pm •  Published: March 2, 2010

NORMAN — Oklahoma guard Willie Warren, who has missed the last four games with a sprained ankle, will undergo season-ending arthroscopic surgery on his ankle Wednesday.

The surgery will close out a disappointing sophomore season for Warren, who averaged 16.3 points and 4.1 assists per game, but saw his shooting percentages drop across the board and his turnovers go up.

Warren was thought to be a surefire lottery pick in the upcoming NBA Draft, after deciding to come back to school following a banner freshman season in which OU advanced to the Elite Eight.

But after his team struggled with him on the floor this season, many draft gurus dropped him on their boards.

Warren has not publicly announced whether he will declare for the draft, or return for his junior season.