Tony Gaffney
DOB: November 14, 1984
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Tony Gaffney - 2008/09
Tony Gaffney - 2007/08
Forward, 2006-09, #24
6' 8", 208, Berkley, MA / Northfield Mount Hermon / Boston University

Senior year (2008-09) achievements:


Senior year (2008-09) pre-season report from Head Coach Derek Kellogg: "Tony is one kid you wish you could have for twenty years and he brings an unbelievable enthusiasm and energy to the court every day. He's a very, very high energy athlete who plays above the rim. I'm excited to coach him, I'm hoping he plays with unbelievable confidence and can give us some stuff on the offensive end because I know he's going to rebound and defend and take charge and play at a high level. I just want him to be confident and play, and try to take guys on the offensive end and do those kinda things. He's kind of our heart and soul of the team along with Chris Lowe and Luke Bonner and he's the one who's going to bring the intangibles to the program."

Redshirt junior year (2007-08) achievements:


Redshirt Junior year (2007-08) pre-season report from Head Coach Travis Ford: "Tony is another player that is very versatile. He is going to be a factor because of his style of play that we are going to play this year. He is going to be able to press a lot. He is very versatile at the four position. He is tough to guard from the perimeter. Tony just has to continue to work on being tougher everyday and have more consistency. He transferred in prior to last season and worked with us all season on the scout team. Tony can be an offensive weapon. He can shoot the ball from outside, handle it well and drive on large defenders. He is very quick and has a long reach. He can also block shots. We are looking forward to him playing in 2007-08."

Tony Gaffney - 2006/07
AS A JUNIOR IN 2006-07: Redshirt season as a transfer from Boston University ... can be an offensive weapon... a very versatile wing, he can handle the ball, shoot from outside and drive on larger defenders... very quick, with a long reach and good shot-blocking abilities... added over 20 pounds of muscle since he came to college.

As a Sophomore In 2005-06 (at Boston University): Played in 17 games with the Terriers ... Did not play in the game at UMass (12/12) ... scored 4.5 points per game ... shot 44.6 from the floor (33-for-74) including 30 percent from the 3-point arc ... grabbed 3.2 rebounds per game ... wore jersey # 23 while with Terriers.

Granted a release from BU to pursue other opportunities. (3/21/2006)

As a Freshman In 2004-05 (at Boston University): Saw action in all 29 games off the bench... avergaed almost 16 minutes per game and 3.1 ppg, 2.9 rpg... in America East play, averaged 3.2 ppg and 2.7 rpg... had a breakout game vs. Maine (2/24) when he established career-highs with 12 points (5-7 FG), 3 steals and 2 blocks... added 4 rebounds vs. Black Bears in a personal-best 25 minutes... career-high 7 rebounds vs. Hartford (1/6) to go along with 4 points... career-high 4 assists at Boston College (12/11)... solid 5-6 from the line en route to 7 points, 4 boards, 3 blocks and 2 steals vs. Stony Brook (2/16)... 7 points, 6 boards and 2 assists at Harvard (12/7)... last 4 games of regular season averaged 7.8 ppg and 3.8 rpg on 11-18 (61.1%) shooting... hit a three-pointer in his first collegiate action vs. Holy Cross (11/20)... ended up with 3 points and 1 rebound in 11 minutes vs. Crusaders... 6 rebounds in just 10 minutes in 3rd career game at Youngstown State (11/27)... America East Tournament... 5 points and 3 rebounds off the bench in opening-round loss to Maine... went 2-3 from the field and added a steal, as he was BU's most-effective reserve... NIT... 2 points, 3 boards in 22 minutes at Georgetown... also had an assist, a block and a steal, despite 0-4 from the field.

Gaffney in BU vs UMass (12/28/2004)

                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
23 GAFFNEY, Tony.......    2-3    0-0    0-0    1  4  5   2   4  0  0  1  0  15

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BEFORE COLLEGE: Played a prep season at Northfield Mount Hermon, where he started all 26 games, averaging 13 points, 8 rebounds, 4 blocks and 4 assists per contest... played high school ball at Somerset HS... helped turn a 2-20 Somerset team his junior year into a 21-4 Massachusetts Division 2 South Sectional Champion the next year... the team advanced to the semifinals of the state tournament... averaged 23 points, 12 rebounds, 11 blocks and 7 assists per game during his senior season... was named Eastern Athletic Conference MVP as well as All-League... also earned BostonPreps.com Massachusetts Player of the Year honor... earned a spot on the Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Scholastic Teams his junior and senior seasons... named First Team All-State by Boston Prep Basketball... averaged 19 points, 11 rebounds and 7 blocks per game as a junior, earning All-League accolades... set Somerset High School's all-time freshman scoring record... it was broken two years later by his brother, Bud... earned the 2003 Dave Cowens Award as southeast Massachusetts' top senior student-athlete.

PERSONAL: Anthony Joseph Gaffney ... Born on November 14, 1984, in Boston, Mass... Son of Jennifer and Tony Gaffney... Majoring in Sociology.


Gaffney's Career Highs

Categorywith Boston Univ.with UMass
Points20 - at Stony Brook 01/19/0615 - vs Wisconsin - Green Bay, 11/17/07
Rebounds8 - at Rider 11/26/0512 - at Duquesne, 1/30/08
FGM9 - at Stony Brook 01/19/064 - twice, last vs Central Connecticut, 12/22/07
FGA10 - at Stony Brook 01/19/066 - 4 times, last - at George Washington, 3/8/08
3-pt FGM1 - 5 times, last at UMBC 1/5/061 - twice, last at Temple, 2/10/08
3-pt FGA3 - twice, last at Rider 11/26/052 - vs Toledo, 12/15/07
FTM5 - vs. Stony Brook 02/16/057 - vs Wisconsin - Green Bay, 11/17/07
FTA6 - twice, last vs. Maine 1/29/069 - vs Wisconsin - Green Bay, 11/17/07
Assists4 - at Boston College 12/11/042 - 5 times, last vs Xavier, 1/27/08
Blocks3 - twice, last at UMBC 1/5/066 - at Duquesne, 1/30/08
Steals5 - vs. Maine 1/29/066 - vs Northern Illinois, 11/10/07
Minutes33 - at Stony Brook 01/19/0631 - twice, last at Temple, 2/10/08


Career Statistics
  Total 3-Pointers   Rebounds  
Season GP GS Min Avg FG FGA % FG FGA % FT FTA % Off Def Tot Avg PF FO A TO Blk St Pts Avg
2004-05
BU
29 0 452 15.6 32 97 .330 4 26 .154 21 38 .553 24 59 83 2.9 31 0 29 25 22 16 89 3.1
2005-06
BU
17 0 289 17.0 33 74 .446 1 9 .111 10 20 .500 17 38 55 3.2 25 0 13 18 8 17 77 4.5
2006-07 Did not play under NCAA transfer rules
2007-08 35 8 701 20.0 42 91 .462 2 14 .143 27 50 .540 55 114 169 4.8 83 5 22 32 59 39 113 3.2
2008-09 30 30 1018 33.9 135 249 .542 11 33 .333 64 99 .646 95 212 307 10.2 61 1 51 48 115 61 345 11.5
Career 111 38 2460 22.2 242 511 .474 18 82 .220 122 207 .589 191 423 614 5.5 200 6 115 123 204 133 624 5.6
UMass Career 65 38 1719 26.4 177 340 .521 13 47 .277 91 149 .611 150 326 476 7.3 144 6 73 80 174 100 458 7.0

A FEW MINUTES WITH TONY
Favorite Musical Artist: Kanye West
Best Concert I Ever Attended: Kanye West
Favorite Sports Movie: Remember the Titans
Best Sporting Event I Ever Attended: 2004 World Series
Favorite TV Show: Lost
Favorite Web Site: Espn.com
Favorite Sports Broadcaster: Sean McDonough
Favorite Pro Sports Team: Boston Red Sox
Favorite Athletes: Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, David Ortiz
Most Famous Person I Ever Met: David Ortiz
Childhood Idol: My poppa
My Most Memorable Moment in Athletics: Playing Duke at Cameron on my 21st birthday on ESPNU
Best Player I Ever Faced: J.J. Redick
My Biggest Fear: Snakes, spiders
Person I'd Like To Have Dinner With: Warren Buffet
My Most Prized Possession: My family
Place I'd Like to Visit: Italy
Best Part About Living In Amherst: Being with my second family, bball team
My First Memory of Basketball: My older sister scoring 15 against my best friend Johnny Gallagher's team in fouth grade.
I Wear My Jersey Number Because: I needed a change from 23
If I Didn't Play College Basketball I Would Play: Baseball
Who Had the Greatest Impact on My Life: My dad and mom
Best Advice From a Coach: You never know who's watching
Most People Don't Know This But: I love country music and broadway musicals
If I Had $1 Billion Dollars I Would: Give it to my family


post-UMass

For updates about Gaffney's pro career, also see his Wikipedia page.

Boston Celtics, NBA, 2010-
Signed with the club on April 13, just before the end of the regular season.
Tony Gaffney takes long road to short list as a Celtic (4/24/2010)

Hapoel Gilboa Galil Elyon, Israel Super League, 2009
Had a brief stint with the club after being released by the Lakers. Was released after he broke his foot during practice.

Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, 2009
Cut from the roster on 10/24/09.
Played in the pre-season. Appeared in 7 games, averaging 3.0 points, 1.7 rebounds, and 0.6 blocks. Gaffney page on NBA.com
Though not chosen in the NBA Draft, participated on the Lakers' summer league team. Appeared in 4 games, starting in 2, averaging 3.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 0.5 blocks. Gaffney's summer league page on NBA.com


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