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Tony Bishop (born July 16, 1989) is an American-born Panamanian[1] professional basketball player for Bakken Bears of the Basketligaen. He played college basketball for Texas State University.[2]

Tony Bishop
No. 9 – Bakken Bears
PositionForward
LeagueBasketligaen
Personal information
Born (1989-07-16) July 16, 1989 (age 30)
Dallas, Texas
NationalityAmerican / Panamanian
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High schoolRowlett (Rowlett, Texas)
CollegeRichland College (2007–2009)
Texas State (2009–2011)
NBA draft2011 / Undrafted
Playing career2011–present
Career history
2011–2012Aalborg Vikings
2012–2013Nevėžis
2013–2015Rio Grande Valley Vipers
2015Atléticos de San Germán
2015–2016Eisbären Bremerhaven
2016Atléticos de San Germán
2016–2017Kanazawa Samuraiz
2017–2018Bakken Bears
2018-presentBCM U Pitesti
Career highlights and awards
  • Basketligaen champion (2018)
  • LKL All-Star (2013)
  • Ligaen All-Star (2012)
  • NJCAA Division III champion (2009)
  • NJCAA Player of the Year (2009)
  • First-team NJCAA All-American (2009)

Professional careerEdit

Bishop went undrafted in the 2011 NBA draft. On September 16, 2011, he signed a one-year deal with the Aalborg Vikings of the Danish Basketball League.[3]

On September 4, 2012, Bishop signed a one-year deal with BC Nevėžis of the Lithuanian Basketball League.[3]

On November 1, 2013, Bishop was selected by the Rio Grande Valley Vipers in the second round of the 2013 NBA Development League Draft.[4] On November 2, 2014, he was reacquired by the Vipers.[5] In April 2015, after the end of the 2014–15 D-League season, he signed with Atléticos de San Germán of Puerto Rico for the rest of the 2015 BSN season.[6]

On July 22, 2015, he signed with Eisbären Bremerhaven of the Basketball Bundesliga.[1] On January 21, 2016, he parted ways with Bremerhaven.[7] Five days later, he signed with the Atléticos de San Germán, returning for a second stint.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Tony Bishop to Eisbaeren Bremerhaven
  2. ^ "TONY BISHOP - 2010-2011 MEN'S BASKETBALL". txstatebobcats.com. Retrieved November 6, 2013.
  3. ^ a b ShamSports.com: Tony Bishop player profile
  4. ^ VIPERS SELECT JOHNSON AND HUNT IN FIRST ROUND OF NBA DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE DRAFT Archived 2015-05-18 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ RGV VIPERS SET 2014-15 TRAINING CAMP ROSTER Archived 2015-11-05 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ San German inks Tony Bishop
  7. ^ Eisbaren and Tony Bishop part ways
  8. ^ Tony Bishop signs with Atleticos de San German

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