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Warren leaves Oak Hill


Willie Warren, rated the No. 24 senior recruit by RISE, has left perennial power Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) and has returned to North Crowley (Fort Worth, Texas), the school he played at last year.

Following his junior year at North Crowley, where he averaged 23.2 points per game, Warren transferred to Oak Hill, the school that has seen Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, Jerry Stackhouse and countless others walk through its halls.

Oak Hill provides a college atmosphere for players who need to get away from the distractions of home and improve their grades.

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Over the summer, Warren was looking forward to the change, but things didn't stay that way for long.

According to North Crowley coach Tommy Brakel, Warren emailed him early last week to tell him he was thinking about returning to Texas.

"I knew he was having second thoughts before he even left to go out there," Brakel says. "I think he missed home, his teammates and his friends."

Brakel is willing to welcome Warren back into the mix, but isn't going to change what he's been doing.

"We have our team, we've been very successful in the fall and we have great team chemistry," he says. "Willie needs to be a part of 13 guys, not 13 being a part of the one guy. And I have no doubt that's what's going to happen."