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.

Anthony Grundy
Personal information
Born(1979-04-15)April 15, 1979
Louisville, Kentucky
DiedNovember 14, 2019(2019-11-14) (aged 40)
Louisville, Kentucky
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High schoolWarren Central
(Bowling Green, Kentucky)
CollegeNC State (1998–2002)
NBA draft2002 / Undrafted
Playing career2002–2014
PositionPoint guard / Shooting guard
Career history
2002–2003EWE Baskets Oldenburg
2003–2004TSG Ehingen
2004Apoel Nicosia
2004Raleigh Knights
2004Ockelbo BBK
2004–2005A.S. Ramat HaSharon
2005Panteras de Miranda
2005–2006Roanoke Dazzle
2006Atlanta Hawks
2006–2007Siviglia Wear Teramo
2010–2011AEK Athens
2011Mersin Buyuksehir
2011Petron Blaze Boosters
2011–2012Mersin Buyuksehir
2012Mahram Tehran
2013–2014Hacettepe Üniversitesi
2014Azad University Tehran
Career highlights and awards
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High schoolEdit

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.

College careerEdit

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.

Professional careerEdit

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.[1] He was the Greek League's top scorer during the 2007-08 season, averaging 21.5 points per game.

In 2009, he joined Ferrara.[2]

In September 2010, he returned to Greece, signing with AEK Athens[3] He left the team on January 15, 2011.[4]

In January 2011, he signed with Mersin Buyuksehir.[5]

On July 15, 2011, he was signed by the Petron Blaze Boosters as a replacement import for the injured Jeremy Wise.[6] He was able to lead the Boosters win the 2011 PBA Governors Cup over the Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters.

In 2012, he signed with Mahram Tehran of Iran.[7] In 2013, he joined Hacettepe University.

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.[8]

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.[9]

Grundy died at age 40 on November 14, 2019 after being stabbed during an altercation in his hometown of Louisville.[10]


  1. ^ Grundy signs with Panellinios. Archived July 15, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Biennale per Grundy a Ferrara (Italian). Archived July 22, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ AEK Athens signs Anthony Grundy Archived September 8, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Τέλος ο Γκράντι[permanent dead link] (in Greek)
  5. ^ Mersin'e skorer Amerikalı (in Turkish)
  6. ^ Grundy joins Boosters Archived July 17, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Anthony Grundy agreed terms with Mahram to play in Asia Cup
  8. ^ McDonald, Thomasi (October 17, 2017). "Former NC State basketball star's 'bad run' ends in prison sentence". The News & Observer. Retrieved 8 December 2017.
  9. ^ Former Warren Central basketball player turns self in after fatal hit-and-run
  10. ^ "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.

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