Boschee adds Niles to Missouri Southern Men’s Basketball Staff

Missouri Southern men’s basketball coach Jeff Boschee has announced that Warren Niles will be joining the staff as an assistant coach. 

“I’m excited to add Warren to our staff,” Boschee said. “He brings a great deal of playing experience and had a record breaking career at ORU and professional career overseas. I look forward to learning some new ideas that he will bring to our program. He will be great for our players on and off the floor.”

Niles is in his first stint as a coach after a professional basketball career that spanned multiple teams throughout Europe and Asia. Niles played professionally for Poitiers Basket 86 in the French Basketball League where he led the team to the playoffs, averaging 13 points and three rebounds. Prior to that, Niles played for SOMB in the French League, averaging 17 points and again leading the team to the postseason. Niles also played for Yokohama BC in the Japanese Professional League where he averaged 20 points and seven rebounds, as well as for Andrea Costa Imola in the Italian Basketball League where he averaged 17 points and four rebounds. 

Niles played collegiately at Oral Roberts University where he earned a degree in recreation administration in 2013. He helped the Golden Eagles to a Summit League Championship in 2012. Over his four years, he helped the team to the most wins in a four-year period in ORU history. As a freshman, Niles was a mid-major All-American, while setting the ORU record for most points in a game for a freshman with 39. He holds the ORU record for most games played and is eighth all-time in career scoring with 1,984 points in his career. He is fourth in three pointers made with 292 and led the nation in scoring for most of his senior season. He finished his career as a first-team All-District performer.

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