The pride of Poulsbo has proved himself to be a dominating force on the hardwood for the Bellevue College Bulldogs men’s basketball team throughout the 2018-19 season thus far.
North Kitsap High School 2018 alumnus Kai Warren, who is averaging 17 points per game through the first 13 games of the 2018-19 season, is adept at creating opportunities for not only himself, but for his teammates. Warren exudes selflessness in every way on the hardwood.
“I just play wherever the coaches tell me to and wherever they need me to play. I would say my best strength is creating and just getting my teammates open,” Warren said. “I can score a lot but at the same time other teams start to notice that and they step up (focus on Warren). When they do that, I kick it out to our great shooters. I have a lot of good teammates around me that help me play as well as I do.”
The Bulldogs currently possess an overall record of 9-4 and are determined to reach the pinnacle during the 2018-19 season.
“We want to win our league and hopefully win the NWAC (Northwest Athletic Conference tournament),” Warren said.
Warren knew immediately after he visited Bellevue College last year that he would be a Bulldog.
“When I came to open gym, you can tell they were a team already. Usually when you go to open gyms it’s not like that. Bellevue just had a family atmosphere that I really liked,” Warren said. “My mom liked it (Bellevue) too so that really helped. The coaching staff is great.”
Recently the Bellevue Reporter had an opportunity to ask Warren a few questions about his life outside of the basketball world.
Bellevue Reporter: What is your favorite restaurant in Bellevue?
Kai Warren: It is definitely Chick-fil-A. Everything is good. You can’t go wrong with Chick-fil-A.
BR: Who was your idol growing up?
KW: I have three. Michael Jordan, Lebron James and my mom are my idols.
BR: How many text messages do you send per day?
KW: I don’t really text like that but I probably send over a 100 SnapChat messages a day.
BR: Where do you see yourself in five years?
KW: Hopefully playing professionally (basketball) somewhere.
BR: What is something unique about you that nobody would know?
KW: I like “Rick and Morty” (television show).
BR: What is your dream vacation spot?
KW: It would be either the Bahamas or Dubai.