Position: Small Forward/Power Forward
School: Garfield Heights
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
AAU: All-Ohio Red
Evaluation: Tony has elite, elite talent as a player with great passion but who plays with too much emotion on his sleeve. When motivated he is a dominant force in just about every aspect of the game. 6’7 frame with a strong build that runs the floor like a PG and can explode way above the rim for power dunks. Developing offensive player who likes to play on the wing as a point forward and slash to the basket. Capable shooter from 15 feet when he is set that also has some post moves (power ones) down low that make him a versatile scorer. By far at his best when displaying his energy and getting points by running the lane, or pushing the ball, while still having an impact on the glass and defense.
Bottom Line: Has top 25 in the country type talent just needs to combine the whole package. NBA level body with great athleticism and the coordination to play on the perimeter with continued development. A definite high major prospect that’s primary focus should be on playing level headed at all times.
Notes: Reports offers from Tennessee, West Virginia, Michigan, Michigan State, and Depaul with interest coming from Ohio State, Xavier, Cincinnati, and many more.