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Statistics

SEASONS

GP

FG%

FT%

RPG

APG

PPG

1957-58 St. John's FR.

Freshmen Stats Not Available

1958-59 St. John's

26

45.7

70.0

15.4

N/A

20.0

1959-60 St. John's

25

41.0

80.1

11.4

N/A

21.2

1960-61 St. John's

25

50.8

80.6

12.4

N/A

22.0

DIV I Totals

75

45.6

77.7

13.3

N/A

21.4

Comments   

0 #3 Carmelo 2012-02-25 12:12
I never got the opportunity to see Tony play in high school or college, but I did get see him play his first year in the ABA and many tournaments in New York City. My most memorial moments were when he played for my God Father’s team (T&S Drugs) in the Long Island Press Basketball Tournament. This team was comprised of some of the most talented players in NY, guys like Kenny & Lenny Hall, Roger Bright, Vincent White, Mike Snead, Mike Davis, Robert Murphy and a host of others. This team went on to win the championship several times and Tony displayed his true talents not only as a scorer but a fierce defensive player. It is quite a shame and disgrace that his talent was not showcased in the NBA, but we who got to enjoy watching him play in these tournaments will never forget how this humble man carried himself on and off the court as a true competitor.
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0 #2 knud knudsen 2011-02-16 19:55
A lot of the great NYC players began to look beyond the city to play college ball, especially as the Jim Crow days began to wane. The best b-ballers in Brooklyn from the mid-50's and on began to realize that there was more to basketball life than the concrete playgrounds and the subways. Vinny Cohen went from Boys High to Syracuse, Sihugo Green to Duquesne, Jackie Jackson to Virginia Union, Billy Burwell to Illinois, Lenny Wilkens to Providence the Stith brothers to St. Bonaventure and many more great ones left the big town. Tony stayed local for his own reasons, I guess. The ACC in the 50's and 60's was still all-white and the west coast was a long way from Brooklyn. I just think it was hard for a commuter school like St. Johns to keep the blue chippers in the city when the grass began to look greener elsewhere. Roger Brown was going to Dayton and Hawkins was committed to Iowa before the whole Molinas thing.
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0 #1 Bearling 2011-02-15 06:27
Having grown up a St. Johns fan in Queens, NY, I've been hearing about this brother since the 1960s. Sadly, I never saw him play but heard he could really "serve." It's a shame that a flimsy link to the 1961 scandal the screwed Connie Hawkins, Roger Brown, and others apparently kept him out of the NBA. Judging by his baptism in Brooklyn b-ball, solid scoring/rebounding numbers (l3.3 rpg for a 6-4 guard? Please!) and two-time All-America status, I'm betting this cat would have done serious damage in the club-footed NBA of that era. I do know he played H.S. and college ball with LeRoy Ellis, who did 14 years in the NBA. Am I the only one who wondered how St. Johns was unable to recruit more of this kind of talent back then? Did the Jackson connection to the 1961 scandal have anything to do with it? Just wondering.
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