ST. LOUIS, April 11 -- Rockford Lightning forward Kendrick Warren, who led all Continental Basketball Association rookies in scoring, Tuesday was named CBA Rookie of the Year. Warren, who averaged 18.1 points per game, was one of only 16 CBA players to appear in all 56 regular-season games.
The former Virginia Commonwealth star also ranked second in rebounding (7.4) and blocked shots (2.0) among CBA rookies and was the only rookie selected to participate in the 1995 CBA All-Star Game. 'Kendrick had a great rookie season,' said Rockford coach Mauro Panaggio, the winningest coach in CBA history. 'It has been very difficult for rookies in recent years to come into this league and be an impact player. He has such tremendous quickness, strength and agility that his limits have not even scratched the surface yet. He is still learning the game and has tremendous talent. If he continues to improve, he certainly can be an NBA player.'