Posted On: 01/15/18 10:18 PM
After a promising junior year, Christian Warner fractured the scaphoid bone in his right wrist prior to the start of his senior season with the Silver Creek boys basketball team.
He may have missed eight weeks in November and December, but Warner has returned to the rotation for the Silver Creek Raptors and Warner is thrilled to be back in the mix. Hoping to play basketball in college next season, Warner also isn’t messing around in 2017-18.
“For the first couple games, getting back into it, I’m just taking each game as it comes,” Warner said. “I’m not necessarily trying to push through anything, just focusing on trying to make my teammates better. I’m just trying to do my part and help Silver Creek basketball play the way that we know how to play.”
Last season, Warner was the sixth man coming off the bench and now he forms a backcourt tandem with Raptors star Trent Dykema, who leads the sixth-ranked Raptors with 24.8 points a game. Warner is averaging 8.5 points, 3.7 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 1.0 steals this season.
As he gets back up to speed following his injury, Warner’s minutes and scoring totals are steadily increasing. In his last three games, the 6-foot-2 guard has averaged 11 points. His season high is 14 points against Roosevelt on Jan. 6.
“I’ve been stretching a lot and doing all sorts of things to strengthen it,” Warner said. “I definitely want to play in college. I haven’t heard anything yet because of my injury. But I’m just trying to bring a lot of energy every night and try to help my team win this season.”
Warner said he doesn’t have any defined criteria for where he would like to play.