Tony Dorsey

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Anthony Jerald Dorsey (born July 15, 1970) is an American-born British former professional basketball player. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia. At a height of 6'7" (2.01 m) tall, and a weight of 220 lbs. (100 kg), he played at the power forward and center positions. He was the French League Best Scorer, in 2002.

Tony Dorsey
Personal information
Born(1970-07-15)July 15, 1970
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
NationalityBritish / American
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
CollegeNorth Alabama University (1988–1992)
NBA draft1992 / Undrafted
Playing career1994–2009
PositionPower forward / Center
Career history
1994–1996Birmingham Bullets
1996Steiner Bayreuth
1996–1998Birmingham Bullets
1998–2000Manchester Giants
2000–2001Hapoel Jerusalem
2001–2002Cholet Basket
2002–2005Telindus Oostende
2005Eurorida Scafati
2005–2006Fileni Bpa Jesi
2006–2007Newcastle Eagles
2007–2008Guildford Heat
2008–2009Everton Tigers
2009Liverpool Basketball
Career highlights and awards

College careerEdit

Dorsey attended and played college basketball at the University of North Alabama, with the North Alabama Lions, where he won the 1990–91 NCAA Division II Championship.

Professional careerEdit

Dorsey had spells in the Dominican Republic (With San Martin) and with his hometown USBL team the Atlanta Trojans, before signing for British professional outfit Birmingham Bullets in 1994, which was to start his love-affair with the British hoops scene.

Dorsey made his debut for the Bullets on September 9, 1994, when the Sheffield Sharks were the visitors. In his first season Dorsey played 24 games for the Midlanders, averaging an impressive 21.8 points-per-game, a total of 525 points for his rookie season. Tony could only get better and his second season, (1995–96) saw him score an amazing 1008 points in 36 games (Which stands as the second-highest single season scoring mark in the BBL in the past 12 years), an incredible average of 28 points per game, which resulted in picking up BBL Player of the Year award for that season as well as being named in the All-Star team, not to forget winning the Championship final with the Bullets.

Dorsey joined the Manchester Giants in 1998 and won the Championship, Trophy and Play-off titles with them in two seasons. On November 17, 2006 Dorsey signed for the Newcastle Eagles [1] signalling a return to the British Basketball League. He made his debut for the Eagles on November 19, 2006 in an 81–75 defeat away to Plymouth Raiders, where he scored 12 points in 21 minutes of play, picking up 10 rebounds.

After just one season in Newcastle, it was officially announced on August 1, 2007, that Dorsey had penned a contract with Eagles' title rivals Guildford Heat for theone season, in which they played in the EuroCup. After just one year with the Heat, Dorsey joined the Everton Tigers in 2008, with Heat teammate James Jones.

National team careerEdit

Dorsey is a naturalised British citizen, and played in 15 games with the senior English national basketball team, scoring 193 points.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ BBC (2006). "Eagles grab Dorsey for BBL return". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2006-11-21.
  2. ^ Anthony Jerald DORSEY (ENG) participated in 2 FIBA / FIBA Zones events.

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