Tony Rampton

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Tony Rampton
Medal record
Men's Basketball
Representing  New Zealand
Commonwealth Games
Silver medal – second place 2006 Melbourne Team Competition

Tony Rampton (born 30 May 1976 in New Plymouth, New Zealand) is a former New Zealand professional basketball player.

Rampton played an integral part in the Tall Blacks qualifying for the 2002 FIBA World Championship, however an ankle injury ruled him out of the competition. He retired from all international basketball in 2008.[1]

The 2.13 metre tall centre was part of the 2006 Commonwealth Games Tall Blacks side that won a silver medal.[2]

Rampton has been a member of numerous Australasian NBL teams. He played 113 games for the Cairns Taipans between 2001 and 2005. He played with the Wollongong Hawks in 2006-07, West Sydney Razorbacks in 2008 and the Sydney Spirit in 2008-09 before returning to the Cairns Taipans for the 2009-10 season.[3] His first three-pointer of his career was in his third game – an off balance bank shot to beat the shot clock against the Melbourne Tigers. He scored a career best 30 points against the Adelaide 36ers in December 2003. His highest score in 2008 was 15 against the 36ers in December 2007. He had a double-double also against Adelaide with 22 points and a career high 21 rebounds for the Hawks in October 2005. He retired at the end of the 2009-10 season after 250 games in the NBL.[4]

Rampton is Graduate Diploma in Primary Learning and Teaching, University of Canterbury; Bachelor of Science, Majoring in Marketing (Iowa State University)

Rampton has a daughter (Jade Ruth Rampton) and a son (Zach Brian Rampton)

In 2012, Rampton joined the Nelson Giants as an assistant coach.

In 2015, Rampton joined the Shanghai Singapore International School. Rampton is currently G5 English and Social Studies teacher.


  1. ^ Basketball NZ - Tall Blacks - Tony Rampton
  2. ^ Profile at the New Zealand Olympic Committee website
  3. ^ "Cairns Taipans recruit Rampton". The Cairns Post. 13 August 2009. Retrieved 6 November 2009.
  4. ^ "Final instalment of Cairns Taipans' Rambo". The Cairns Post. 12 February 2010. Retrieved 15 February 2010.