If it wasn't already, it's probably time to add the closing chapter to the sad story that is Doug Wrenn's hoop career. The former O'Dea High School and UW star was convicted today of two counts of second-degree assault for threatening two motorists in Bellevue with a gun during a traffic dispute.
Wrenn played professionally in Serbia, Iceland, Italy, and the ABA, which would be a nice set of accomplishments for most ballers. But anyone who's seen Wrenn play knows that he should have been in the NBA.
Sadly, his temper always held him back. He got booted from UConn and UW for being a general pain in the ass, and, despite ranking as the 8th best athlete in the entire NBA draft camp in 2003 (ahead of future stars like Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony, and Chris Bosh), never got a look in the league. It probably didn't help that he picked up a technical for an outburst during one of the camp's games.
A 2004 P-I profile made it sound as though Wrenn was about to turn the corner. But now that he's facing a likely 12-14 month sentence that will have him on the wrong end of 30 when he gets out, it's probably safe to say that Doug Wrenn will never make it to the Association. What a waste.