As a coach's son, Tony plays with a heightened sense of commitment to his coaches, his teammates and the game. He's played competitive club basketball since kindergarten and lives and breathes the game. Tony's sharp intellect and basketball experience puts him in the position of court leader for any team; a job he has taken seriously as team captain for his club and school teams.

"Tony's basketball IQ is phenomenal," says Jordan Ballard, Tony's club basketball coach. "He is an asset to any team he plays on and has an incredible ability to fire up the others on the team with his focus, heart and defensive leadership." Alec Savage, point guard of his club team says, "Tony is the player that always does the dirty work that makes all the other players look good. He is unselfish and when it comes to crunch time, Tony always gets that critical rebound or the defensive stop. He dominates the paint or the perimeter and makes the other team pay for penetrating."

Personal Basketball Awards

2001 ABL Defensive MV

2001 ABL Rebound MVP

2001 Free Throw Contest Winner vc. Jason Kidd Personally

2003 ABL Rebound Champion

2004 1st Place - American Heart Association 3 on 3 Challenge

2005 ABL MVP Rocky Mountain

2006 ABL MVP Pacific Coast

2007 Private School League Rebound Leader

2008 Invited as one of eight private school athletes in AZ to play for the AZ All Star Private School Team competing for the Meritas Cup in Orlando, FL.

2010 Invited to play in the Fall Academic Athlete Showcase

2011 Invited to play in the Spring Academic Athlete Showcase

Team Experience

1998 AYS 1-2 Grade Basketball Champions

1999 AYS 2-3 Grade Basketball Champions

2000 AYS 3-4 Grade Basketball Champions

2001 Jason Kidd Basketball Camp--League Champions

2002 AAU 10U 4th Grade 3rd Place State Champions

2003 YMCA Scottsdale Champions - 2nd city

2004 ABL Rocky Mountain Champions

2006 ABL Spring Pacific Coast Champions 13U

2007 ABL Spring Atlantic Coast Champions 14U

2007 NCAA Main Event Gold Bracket Team

2008 Meritas Cup Private School All Star Champions

2009 AAU 16U State Champion Runner Up (Team Co-Captain)

2010 AAU Regional Champions (Juniors)

2011 ADIDAS Double Pump Spring Runner Up (Team Co-Captain)


Snow skiing, scuba diving, backpacking, travel and geology.

Community Service

Helping Hands


Vista Del Camino Program for underprivileged families

Boys Team Charities - Cactus League

Special Olympics, Packages from Home, Home Fur Good

2010 / 2011 - Diabetes Foundation, Friends of Phoenix Library, Southwest Society for Autism Research, St. Vincent DePaul, Ryan's House, PF Chang's Rock-N-Roll Marathon

Personal Statement

"I strive to give 100% at all times, in sports, at school and in service to my community. I will continue to work to be the best basketball player I can be. With the support of my parents, expertise and guidance from my coaches, and teamwork with the players around me, I will accomplish my goal of being an impact basketball player in HS and a recruitable college player, based on my athletic abilities and academic achievements."