RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Postgraduate student Mansfield Warren Jr. (South Amboy, N.J./St. Mary-Elizabeth) has signed a national letter of intent to continue his basketball career at Felician University, Felician head men's coach Ivan Lewis announced today. Warren committed to Felician during the recently-concluded NCAA regular-signing period.
Warren, a 5-foot-9, 177-pound point guard, spent the 2016-17 season as a postgraduate at Putnam (Conn.) Science Academy. The Mustangs produced a won-lost record of 33-7 and reached the semifinals of the National Prep Championship.
Warren is a 2016 graduate of St. Mary of the Assumption High School of Elizabeth. According to the recruiting newsletter NJ Hoops, he averaged 6.0 points per game as a senior, helping the Hilltoppers to a 14-10 record, a UCC Mountain Division title, and a final NJ Hoops ranking of No. 31 in the state. He was chosen Honorable Mention All-Division.
"We are extremely excited about Manny's arrival to our program," said Lewis, entering his third season. "We expect his impact and growth to be immediate. He is just the type of student-athlete we aim to fill our roster with."
Warren began his scholastic career at Cardinal McCarrick High of South Amboy, where he also participated in football and track & field. Following the 2013-14 campaign, he was chosen to the Star-Ledger Middlesex County All-Sophomore Third Team. His most recent AAU squad was the New York Jayhawks, based in Queens.
Warren intends to major in biology at Felician.
Felician University, the Franciscan University of New Jersey, is a liberal arts, coeducational Catholic university founded in 1942 and sponsored by the Felician Sisters. True to its mission, Felician University welcomes a diverse student population and embraces its educational needs. With campuses in Lodi and Rutherford, New Jersey, Felician University currently enrolls more than 2,100 students and offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate programs, in the classroom and online, in the arts and sciences, business and management sciences, health sciences and teacher education. Felician University also sponsors 14 varsity intercollegiate sports that compete at the NCAA Division II level.