Cy-Fair’s Warren Shines with Versatility

Cy-Fair’s Warren Shines with Versatility

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 On a team full of some of the top high school girls prospects in the country, Audrey Warren has emerged as one of the new stars for the Cy-Fair Shock. 

Warren possess the skillset to play four positions on the court and has used that versatility to push her CY-Fair Nike EYBL team to a 5-1 start to the season. 

She said she best fits into a team at the two or three positions, but can play wherever her coach needs her.

“I’ll realize that if I have a small guard on me then I can use more of my body strength. If I have a bigger, taller person on me then I’ll use my footwork,” said the 2018 prospect. “I’ll just read in to how they play if I should drive or pass.”

She added that she has the ability to get her team going even without the ball in her hands because of her strength of being able to read the court.

It’s led to plenty of success on the court, and colleges have taken notice. Florida, Texas, Ohio State, Ball State and TCU are among the schools that have offered the 5-foot-10 wing player.

Her wish list for what she wants out of a college speaks volumes of her maturity.

“I want to play for a coach who will play their strongest players, play what’s right and for a team that can all come together and focus on one thing with their main goal winning.”

 There’s no rush for Warren to make her college commitment, especially as she acclimates to her first season with the Shock.

Based out of Texas, Cy-Fair features UConn commit Charli Collier, Texas commit Sedona Prince along with ESPN’s No. 2 ranked 2018 player Christyn Williams.

But then there’s Warren, who is loving the college feel to the team despite not being the go-to player she is used to being.

“This team has a lot of really good players and they will all go somewhere. It’s almost like a smaller college,” she said. “You feel like this is what it’ll be like at college and it’ll help me because I realize I’ll have a role on this team and not have to do everything.”

As a junior for Saginaw Boswell (Texas) during her high school season, Warren averaged 19.5 points per game, 5.6 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 5.4 steals.

It gave her plenty of confidence for her first season with Cy-Fair, and the loaded team won its five five games of the season. The Sock dropped its first of the summer Thursday afternoon to Boo Williams, but Warren continues to not back down from any challenge.

“It doesn’t so much put you in your place, but it shows you where you are and things where you can improve,” she said. “If you play a less talented team that’s not as good as you are, then you might stoop to their level.”

Warren said that she hopes to expand her game during this summer and work on her 3-point shooting, while also continuing to improve on her strength and speed. 

The Shock are off to a strong start in the EYBL circuit, with the top 24 of the 32 teams advancing to the Nike Nationals Tournament at the end of the summer. Warren is currently one of five players on the Shock averaging at least seven points per game. 

 

By Mike Stunson

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