|No. 2, 50|
November 15, 1967 |
Las Vegas, Nevada
|Listed height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Listed weight||176 lb (80 kg)|
(North Las Vegas, Nevada)
|NBA draft||1991 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12th overall|
|Selected by the New York Knicks|
|Pro playing career||1991–2002|
|1991–1995||New York Knicks|
|1998–2001||Portland Trail Blazers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||5,497 (7.3 ppg)|
|Assists||2,997 (4.0 apg)|
|Steals||887 (1.2 spg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Gregory Carlton Anthony (born November 15, 1967 in Las Vegas, Nevada) is an American former National Basketball Association (NBA) basketball player and current television analyst. Anthony also contributes to Yahoo! Sports as a college basketball analyst.
Growing up, Anthony aspired to enter politics. He wanted to become Nevada's first African American Senator. A graduate of Rancho High School in North Las Vegas, Nevada, Anthony played his freshman year of college basketball for the University of Portland where he was the WCC Freshman of the Year before transferring to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In his junior season with UNLV, the Runnin' Rebels won the 1990 NCAA Championship game over Duke with Anthony starting at point guard. He played almost the entire season with a broken jaw. He was a three-time All Big West performer and 3rd Team All America his senior season. This talented team was coached by Jerry Tarkanian and also included future NBA players Stacey Augmon and Larry Johnson.
Anthony was drafted by the New York Knicks in the first round of the 1991 NBA Draft, with the reputation of being a poor outside shooter but an excellent defender. He served as a point guard and defensive specialist, and typified the hard-nosed defensive reputation of Pat Riley's Knicks.
In 1995, Anthony was picked up in the expansion draft the 2nd pick (1st overall) by the Vancouver Grizzlies, where he was the full-time starter at point guard for two seasons. After a journeyman career, in which he played mostly off the bench for Seattle, Portland, Chicago and Milwaukee, he retired in 2002.
Anthony has been politically active with the Republican Party since his days at UNLV, where he graduated with a degree in political science and served as the vice chairman of Nevada's Young Republicans.
In 2008, Anthony publicly endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. In 2012, Anthony publicly endorsed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, appearing in a Romney ad in Nevada.
- List of NCAA Division I men's basketball career assists leaders
- List of NCAA Division I men's basketball career steals leaders
- Greg Anthony NBA.com
- "CBS Sports' 2008-09 college basketball season tips off Saturday". CBS Sports. December 11, 2008. Retrieved October 5, 2012.
- Easley, Jonathan (October 5, 2012). "Former college hoops star endorses Romney in new ad". The Hill. Retrieved October 5, 2012.
- Career Statistics
- ESPN.com: Greg Anthony archive
- PRO BASKETBALL; Suns' Biggest Beef Is Over Anthony's 'Sucker Punch'