Tony Wroten sent to D-League by Memphis Grizzlies

Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE

The Husky guard standout's NBA career has taken a slight detour after he was sent to the D-League on Tuesday.

Ex-Husky Tony Wroten isn't enjoying the same success he did in college as the Memphis Grizzlies sent him down to play for the Reno Bighorns of the NBA D-League, the Husky Haul reported on Tuesday.

Wroten was one of the higher-profile recruits to spend time at the University of Washington, but he didn't spend much time there. After averaging 16 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.7 assists his freshman year in 2011, he was drafted 25th overall by the Grizzlies.

Scouts coveted Wroten because his large 6'6 frame could muscle the ball into the lane with the best of them. But Wroten often needed to get as close to the hoop as possible to make an impact. In college, he shot only 43 percent from the field, 58 percent from the free-throw line and just 16 percent from the three-point line.

The Grizzlies apparently felt that Wroten needed more time to work on these fundamentals of his game. The rookie guard only saw the floor in three games this season, totaling just eight minutes. He hasn't scored a point so far this season and has just one rebound, one steal and one personal foul to his statistical name.

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