Anthony Montreace Grundy (April 15, 1979 – November 14, 2019) was an American professional basketball player. At a height of 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) tall, he played at both the point guard and shooting guard positions.
|Born||April 15, 1979|
|Died||November 14, 2019 (aged 40)|
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Listed weight||185 lb (84 kg)|
|High school||Warren Central|
(Bowling Green, Kentucky)
|College||NC State (1998–2002)|
|NBA draft||2002 / Undrafted|
|Position||Point guard / Shooting guard|
|2002–2003||EWE Baskets Oldenburg|
|2004–2005||A.S. Ramat HaSharon|
|2005||Panteras de Miranda|
|2006–2007||Siviglia Wear Teramo|
|2011||Petron Blaze Boosters|
|2014||Azad University Tehran|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Grundy began his high school career at Warren Central High School, in Bowling Green, Kentucky, where he played for ABA legend Darel Carrier. During his senior year, Grundy left to play for Scott Shephard and Kevin Keats at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, VA.
Grundy initially signed a letter of intent to play for Bradley University as a junior in high school. After pleading his case to Bradley administrators, the university granted him his release. Grundy visited several schools before committing to NC State, where he played college basketball with the NC State Wolfpack. Initially just a bench role player, he was named 1st Team All-ACC during his senior season. That same season, he became the 1st player in school history to lead his team in 5 major statistical categories (Scoring, Assists, Rebounds, Steals, 3-pointers made). Grundy also earned All-ACC-Defensive-team honors in 2002.
Grundy played with the National Basketball Association's Atlanta Hawks in 12 games after signing a ten-day contract in the 2005–06 NBA season. He played in the Italian league with Siviglia Wear Teramo in the 2006-07 season. On July 12, 2007 he joined Panellinios of the Greek League. He was the Greek League's top scorer during the 2007-08 season, averaging 21.5 points per game.
On July 15, 2011, he was signed by the Petron Blaze Boosters as a replacement import for the injured Jeremy Wise. He was able to lead the Boosters win the 2011 PBA Governors Cup over the Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters.
He then began training in the practice sessions of the Greek team AON Palatianis.
Personal life and deathEdit
In 2011, Grundy was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) for the fourth time. He remained at large until 2017, when he was arrested in Queens, New York, while entering the United States. Grundy had lived in Ghana for several years prior. He was sentenced in October 2017, to two years in prison for a felony charge of DWI, five misdemeanor counts of failing to appear in court and two probation violations.
On June 6, 2019, Grundy struck and killed a pedestrian and left the scene of the accident, then later turned himself in to police. He had no driver's license nor insurance at the time of the collision, while his license plates had expired the previous year.
Grundy died at age 40 on November 14, 2019 after being stabbed during an altercation in his hometown of Louisville.
- ULEBCup.com Grundy signs with Panellinios. Archived July 15, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
- Biennale per Grundy a Ferrara (Italian). Archived July 22, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
- AEK Athens signs Anthony Grundy Archived September 8, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
- Τέλος ο Γκράντι[permanent dead link] (in Greek)
- Mersin'e skorer Amerikalı (in Turkish)
- Grundy joins Boosters Archived July 17, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
- Anthony Grundy agreed terms with Mahram to play in Asia Cup
- McDonald, Thomasi (October 17, 2017). "Former NC State basketball star's 'bad run' ends in prison sentence". The News & Observer. Retrieved 8 December 2017.
- Former Warren Central basketball player turns self in after fatal hit-and-run
- "Former North Carolina State, NBA player Anthony Grundy dies in stabbing, police say". Louisville Courier Journal. USA Today. November 15, 2019. Retrieved November 15, 2019.