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Tony Smith (basketball)

Charles Anton "Tony" Smith (born June 14, 1968) is an American retired professional basketball player.

Tony Smith
Personal information
Born (1968-06-14) June 14, 1968 (age 51)
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High schoolWauwatosa East
(Wauwatosa, Wisconsin)
CollegeMarquette (1986–1990)
NBA draft1990 / Round: 2 / Pick: 51st overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
Playing career1990–2002
PositionShooting guard / Point guard
Number34, 14, 9
Career history
19901995Los Angeles Lakers
1995–1996Phoenix Suns
1996Miami Heat
1996–1997Charlotte Hornets
1997Tau Cerámica
1997–1998Milwaukee Bucks
2000–2001Rockford Lightning
2001Atlanta Hawks
2001Vip Rimini
2001San Lázaro
2002Phoenix Eclipse
Career NBA statistics
Points2,504 (5.5 ppg)
Rebounds735 (1.6 rpg)
Assists881 (1.9 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Smith played high school basketball at Wauwatosa East High School, which retired his number 34 jersey at ceremonies held in 2007.[1] He then played basketball at the collegiate level for Marquette University from 1986-1990.[2] During his time at Marquette he set the schools all time record for points per game , 23.8 which he achieved during the 1989-90 season. Smiths scoring record was eclipsed by Markus Howard in the 2018-19 season. Smith graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and Organizational Leadership . He was inducted into Marquette's Hall of Fame in September 2006.[3]

He was selected with the 24th pick of the 2nd round in the 1990 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. He played with six different NBA teams from 1990 to 2001, and last played in 2002 with the Phoenix Eclipse of the American Basketball Association.[4]

In 2016, he began working as an analyst and studio host for broadcasts of Milwaukee Bucks basketball on Fox Sports Wisconsin. In 2018 Smith became the radio color analyst for Marquette University Basketball.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Witrado, Anthony. "Tosa East gives Harris, Smith high honor", Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, February 12, 2007. Accessed December 30, 2007. "But before Harris played basketball at the University of Wisconsin or for the Dallas Mavericks, he wowed fans, coaches and even opposing players at Wauwatosa East.... And before Tony Smith was recognized as a coach and high school basketball commentator, he and his full head of curls starred at the same high school before playing at Marquette and for six NBA teams, including the Los Angeles Lakers."
  2. ^ "Tony Smith College Stats". College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2019-08-28.
  3. ^ Celebrating Alumni: Tony Smith By Andrew Sharos, MarquetteHoops.com, posted 14 Sept. 2006, retrieved 8 Jan. 2007
  4. ^ NCAA tracker - Marquette University @ usbasket.com retrieved 8 Jan. 2007
  5. ^ "Linkedin".

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