B. J. Anthony
|No. 20 – Adelaide 36ers|
20 July 1988 |
Auckland, New Zealand
|Listed height||198 cm (6 ft 6 in)|
|Listed weight||200 lb (91 kg)|
|High school||Avondale College
(Auckland, New Zealand)
|2008–2009||→SG MTV/BG 93 Wolfenbuttel|
|2010–2012||New Zealand Breakers|
|2013||BBC Solarto Eagles Magdeburg|
|2015–present||Super City Rangers|
|Career highlights and awards|
Benny Charles "B. J." Anthony, Jr. (born 20 July 1988) is a New Zealand professional basketball player who currently plays for the Adelaide 36ers of the Australian National Basketball League (NBL). He has also played in the Conference Basketball League (CBL) for the Waitakere Rangers (in 2006) and Northside (in 2008).
In 2008, Anthony began his professional career when he joined the Harbour Heat for the 2008 New Zealand NBL season. Later that year, he joined Herzoege Wolfenbuettel of the German Pro B for the 2008–09 season. During that season, he also spent time with SG MTV/BG 93 Wolfenbuttel of the lower Regionalliga.
In 2009, he re-joined the Harbour Heat for the 2009 New Zealand NBL season. Later that year, he re-joined Herzoege Wolfenbuettel for the 2009–10 season. In January 2010, he left Herzoege due to the birth of his first child. He later re-joined the Harbour Heat for the 2010 New Zealand NBL season.
In October 2011, Anthony signed with the OceanaGold Nuggets for the 2012 New Zealand NBL season. However, due to an injury sustained while playing for the New Zealand Breakers during the 2011–12 NBL season, Anthony missed the entire 2012 season. In May 2012, he was released from the second year of his two-year contract with the Breakers. Later that year, re-signed with the Nuggets for the 2013 season.
On 20 April 2013, Anthony made his debut for the Nuggets. He recorded a career high 34 points to go with 12 rebounds in a 111-77 victory over the Super City Rangers. He was subsequently named Round 1 Player of the Week for his performance.
On 11 February 2014, Anthony signed with the Wellington Saints for the 2014 New Zealand NBL season. On 5 December 2014, he signed a three-year deal with the Super City Rangers. However, after rupturing his Achilles tendon playing for the 36ers on 4 January 2015, he was ruled out for the rest of the 2014–15 NBL season and the entire 2015 New Zealand NBL season.
Anthony was selected to join the Tall Blacks on 17 August 2009 for the first time as an injury replacement for Jeremiah Trueman. He participated in the 2009 FIBA Oceania Championship averaging 7.5 points and 4.5 rebounds for the team. He also represented New Zealand at the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Turkey.
Anthony's father, Benny Sr., is an assistant coach for the Super City Rangers.
- BJ Anthony – 2010 FIBA World Championship
- CBL 2006 | Basketball New Zealand
- Northern Conference | Basketball New Zealand
- Breakers name development players
- "Waikato Pistons snap up BJ Anthony". Stuff.co.nz. 26 February 2011. Retrieved 30 May 2013.
- Nuggets sign Tall Blacks Anthony, Henry
- Breakers release troubled forward BJ Anthony
- Basketball: Anthony chases redemption
- Solarto-Eagles setzen zum Höhenflug an (German)
- Nuggets vs Rangers
- Otago Nuggets open NBL season with victory
- Anthony earns first POW
- 36ERS SIGN KIWI INTERNATIONAL
- Saints lose a Tall Blacks forward, add another
- Saints Sign Anthony
- Rangers Scoop Up Anthony
- BJ Anthony ruled out for the season
- SuperCity Rangers sign Reuben Te Rangi for NZ NBL
- Super City Rangers name Jeff Green as coach