If you weren't familiar with T.J. Warren before the NBA restart at the Walt Disney World resort in Orlando, you probably are after his first three games.
The Indiana Pacers prolific forward has led his team to a perfect 3-0 record with averages of 39.7 points, 5.7 rebounds. 3.3 assists, 2.3 blocks and 2.0 steals while shooting 65.3% from the field, 60.9% from 3-point range and 91.7% from the free-throw line.
Yes, you read those shooting splits correctly.
After setting the NBA world on its ear by scoring 53 points (on 20-for-29 shooting) in Indiana's opener, everyone is paying attention. But the fact that Warren is becoming a household name during the restart doesn't mean you should be surprised by his showings.
I, for one, am not, and it's not just because I first learned what T.J. is capable of during our year as teammates at Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, NH nearly a decade ago. But that certainly helps.