Andrew Toney

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Andrew Toney
Personal information
Born (1957-11-23) November 23, 1957 (age 57)
Birmingham, Alabama
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 178 lb (81 kg)
Career information
High school Charles B. Glenn
(Birmingham, Alabama)
College Louisiana–Lafayette (1976–1980)
NBA draft 1980 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8th overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Pro career 1980–1988
Position Shooting guard
Number 22
Career history
19801988 Philadelphia 76ers
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points 7,458 (15.9 ppg)
Rebounds 1,009 (2.2 rpg)
Assists 1,965 (4.2 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Andrew Toney (born November 23, 1957) is an American former professional basketball player who played for the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers from 1980 to 1988. He was dubbed "The Boston Strangler" by Boston, Massachusetts sportswriters during the 76ers' and Celtics' rivalry in the early 1980s because of his ability to single-handedly dominate games against the Celtics, including Game 7 of the 1982 Eastern Conference Finals when he scored 34 points in the game. He also scored 30 points in Game 2, 39 points in Game 4 and averaged 26.4 points per game in that series.

Toney was drafted by the Sixers out of Southwestern Louisiana (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette) with the eighth pick of the 1980 NBA Draft.

He was named to two All-Star teams, in 1982 and 1983, and averaged 15.9 points per game for his career.

Toney was an integral part of the 1982–83 76ers' "Fo' fi' fo'" championship team, considered by many to be one of the greatest teams ever, and will long be remembered as a fan favorite along with such players as Julius Erving, Moses Malone, Bobby Jones and Maurice Cheeks.

Toney's son Channing played NCAA D–I basketball at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and is now playing professionally in Poland with Asseco Prokom Gdynia.[1]

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  1. ^ PROKOM adds two more to roster - 2010-11 SIGNINGS - Welcome to EUROLEAGUE BASKETBALL

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