Player Profile: Tony Wroten

Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

  • 6’6″, 205 lbs
  • Point Guard
  • 25th overall pick in 2012 NBA Draft by Memphis Grizzlies
  • College: Washington

Tony Wroten became one of the members of the new-look Sixers via a trade with the Memphis Grizzlies. Despite being taken in the first round, Wroten struggled to find a consistent role with the solid point guard play of Mike Conley and Jerryd Bayless. However, GM Sam Hinkie saw something that he liked and acquired the long, athletic point guard for virtually nothing.

In his lone season with the Grizzlies, Wroten averaged 2.6 points and 1.2 assists in just under eight minutes of work per contest. Prior to that, he averaged 16.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 3.6 assists in his freshman season at Washington. After just one season, Wroten declared for the NBA Draft with teammate Terrence Ross.

It is safe to say that Wroten comes from an athletic background. His father, Tony Sr., played football at Washington and went on to play in the National Football League with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. His mother ran track at both Arizona State and Washington, where she still ranks in the top ten in multiple races. Joyce Walker, Tony’s aunt, was a two-time All-American basketball player with the LSU Tigers and the third women to ever play on the Harlem Globetrotters. Wroten is also the cousin of Denver Nuggets point guard, Nate Robinson.

Topics: Memphis Grizzlies, Nate Robinson, Philadelphia 76ers, Tony Wroten

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