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Anthony Gurley

  • Player
  • Seasons: 2007-2008 (redshirt), 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11
  • Number: 12
  • Position: G
  • Height: 6' 3“
  • Weight: 185 lbs.
  • Hometown: Boston, MA
  • High School: Newton North H.S., MA
  • Prep School: none
  • Transfer From: Wake Forest
  • Birthdate: January 21, 1988

At UMass

2010-11 Redshirt Senior year

Roster photo 2010-11

Pre-season report from Head Coach Derek Kellogg: “I love his athleticism, his toughness. He has a great athletic ability, his body is fully developed and I'm looking forward to a big year out of him both on the offensive and defensive end of the floor. He's going to bring added toughness for us on the wing and if he can rebound the ball and give us a good presence on the backboards we've got a chance to have a very good year.”

  • Atlantic 10 All-Conference Third Team1)
  • NABC Division I Second Team2)
  • Third in A-10 in scoring, 45th in NCAA with 18.7 points per game, also 4.4 rebounds per game.
  • Scored 1,000th career point in season-opener vs. Rider (11/12). Became 42nd player to score 1,000 points at UMass.
  • 1,331 points in UMass career (16th all-time). 1,530 overall including 199 at Wake Forest along with 1,331 at UMass.
  • Led UMass in scoring in 23 of 30 games this year. Scored in double-figures in the first 22 games of the year.
  • 7th in career 3FGs (155), 6th in career 3FGAs (454) at UMass. Passed Derek Kellogg (138) in 3FGs vs. Duquesne (2/16).
  • Finished college career with 10 points vs. Dayton (3/8) in A-10 First Round.
  • Third 30-point game of the season, came at Fordham (3/5). Also gave him 14 games with 20 or more points.
  • On Senior Night, tallied 25 points in career-high 38 minutes, making 5-of-13 3FGs in overtime loss to Temple (3/2).
  • Scored 22 points, making 9-of-14 including 3-of-4 3-pointers in win over Saint Joseph's (2/23). Grabbed six rebounds.
  • Tallied 14 of his 16 points in the second half of win at Rhode Island (2/19), second-career double-double with 10 rebs.
  • First game of the season not in double-figures with seven points vs. George Washington (2/13).
  • Held to just 10 points, but made two clutch 3-pointers at Saint Joseph's (2/5).
  • Netted 21 points including a clutch 3FG at buzzer to end first half and final dagger to Rhode Island (1/30) with 3:00 left.
  • Racked up 28 points on 9-of-17 from floor and 9-of-11 from line in win at St. Bonaventure (1/26). 58 pts in two games.
  • Second-best scoring game of career with 30 vs. Richmond (1/22). Canned career-high six 3-pointers
  • Netted 17 points, only second time on season that he didn't lead team in scoring, in win at Charlotte (1/19).
  • Tallied 20 points including UMass' final nine points of the game in win over La Salle (1/15).
  • Made career-best 10-of-10 from free throw line as part of game-high 15 points in win over Dayton (1/9).
  • Topped UMass in points again with 18 at Central Connecticut (1/3).
  • Netted game-high 21 points and added season-best eight rebounds vs. Boston University (12/31).
  • Led all scorers with 17 points in loss to #24 UCF (12/22).
  • Game-high 26 points vs. Seton Hall (12/11), making 11-of-20 from the floor, also had three steals.
  • Led UMass in scoring for the eighth time in nine games with 12 vs. Maine (12/8).
  • In return to hometown, scored 22 points – 20 in second half – vs. Boston College (12/4). Also grabbed five rebounds.
  • Game-winning hoop (on a goal-tend) at buzzer at Quinnipiac (12/1). Scored UMass' final seven points to finish with 19.
  • Led all scorers with 24 points including two 3-pointers vs. Holy Cross (11/27).
  • Tallied game-high 22 points along with seven rebounds and three steals in win over AIC (11/24).
  • Contined streak with 14 points vs. TCU (11/22).
  • Led UMass in scoring for the third game in a row with 21 points vs. New Mexico State (11/20), hit 8-of-12 from floor.
  • Game-high 18 points along with seven rebounds vs. Sacred Heart (11/17).
  • Career-high 31 points in 22-point comeback win over Rider (11/12) Surpassed 1,000 career points with final field goal of the game. Most points in a UMass season opener since Marcus Camby had 32 vs. Kentucky in Final Four season 1995-96.
  • Declared for the NBA Draft and had a workout with the Boston Celtics, but withdrew and returned to school for senior year.

2009-10 Redshirt Junior year

Roster photo 2009-10

  • Played all 32 games, starting 13, came off bench in last 14 games. Was a leader and an energizer.
  • 16th in A-10 in ppg (13.6). 11th in free throw percentage with 75.7.
  • Double-figures in first nine games this year and 24 of last 33 games. Scored at least 13 in 21 of those games.
  • Tied career-high with 24 points in A-10 Quarterfinal vs. Richmond (3/12). Averaging 22.3 in four career games at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City including career-high 24 on two occasions.
  • Returned to double-figures with 10 points at Dayton (2/27). 22nd game this season with 10 or more points.
  • Scored 16 points, 14 in the second half at George Washington (2/17). Made four 3-pointers.
  • Tallied 15 points for the third game in a row in win over Saint Joseph's (2/14). Also grabbed nine rebounds.
  • Racked up 20 points, making four 3-pointers in dramatic comeback win at Duquesne (2/11).
  • Scored all 15 of his points in the final 3:14, making 4-of-5 3-pointers in span of three minutes at Rhode Island (2/6).
  • Netted 11 points off the bench vs. Charlotte (1/30).
  • After eight first-half points, finished with 10 points and five rebounds in win at Saint Joseph's (1/27).
  • Tallied 20 points on 8-of-13 field goals at #19 Temple (1/16).
  • Netted 15 points and grabbed five rebounds vs. Fordham (1/6) in A-10 opener.
  • Tallied 17 points and seven rebounds at Davidson (12/30).
  • First on team with 16.4 ppg. Shooting 46 percent from floor and team-best 82.9 from foul line(fourth in A-10).
  • Double-figures in first nine games this year and 12 of last 13 games. Scored at least 13 in each game in streak.
  • First-career double-double with 23 points and career-high 10 rebounds at Boston College (12/23). Made 9-10 FTs.
  • In homecoming game at TD Garden in Boston, netted 14 points and grabbed six rebounds in win vs. Memphis (12/19).
  • First game this season with less than 10 points, netting nine vs. Grambling State (12/11).
  • Tied with Ricky Harris for team-best scoring total with 15 at Seton Hall (12/7).
  • Netted 18 points (7-of-12 shooting) along with five rebounds and three assists in win at Holy Cross (12/5).
  • Tallied 15 points and team-best six rebounds in win vs. Quinnipiac (12/2).
  • Named to Legends Classic All-Tournament Team after averaging 21.5 points in two games in Atlantic City.
  • Tied career-high and set UMass high with 24 points vs. #2 Michigan State (11/28) in first start of the season.
  • Netted 19 points including 9-of-11 from foul line, along with six rebounds vs. Rutgers (11/27).
  • Double-figures for the fifth game in a row overall with 18 points, along with five rebounds vs. St. Francis (11/24).
  • Netted 21 vs. Arkansas-Fort Smith (11/21), made 8-of-12 from the field, also handed out career-high five assists.
  • Scored 13 points against Cornell (11/18) in Legends Classic.
  • At UCF (11/13), scored 14 points off the bench

2008-09 Redshirt Sophomore year

Roster photo 2008-09

  • Returned to court with homestate team after redshirt year as a transfer from Wake Forest.
  • Scored 11.2 points and 3.1 rebounds in starting 23 of 30 games after a year layoff. Came off bench last seven games.
  • Scored in double-figures in 17 games this season including three games in a row (16.7 PPG) from Feb. 25-Mar. 4 and 14.8 points in final five games of the season.
  • UMass and season-best 22 points on career-high 10 made field goals on 18 attempts vs. Duquesne (3/11) in A-10.
  • Netted 12 points off the pine, making two 3-pointers vs. George Washington (3/4).
  • UMass season-high 20 points off the bench including career-high tying six made free throws at La Salle (3/1).
  • 18 points off the bench in 22 minutes, making three 3-pointers on career-high 10 attempts vs. Duquesne (2/25).
  • Coming off the bench for the second game in a row, scored seven points in win at Saint Joseph's (2/22).
  • Second-best scoring day at UMass with 18 vs. Saint Joseph's (2/8). Attempted career-high 15 shots and nine 3-pointers.
  • Played tremendous defense against Richmond's (2/4) David Gonzalvez in win. Also scored nine points.
  • Netted 10 points in narrow loss at #10/10 Xavier (1/31).
  • Made a 4-point play for the second time in three games, finishing with eight against La Salle (1/24).
  • On his 21st birthday and first game in N.C. since leaving Wake Forest, scored 10 points at Charlotte (1/21).
  • Scored 13 second-half points including making all 3-point attempts including a 4-point play in win over Temple (1/17).
  • Netted 16 points, 14 in second half including four 3-pointers with five rebounds in win over Dayton (1/10).
  • Team-high 17 points on 7-of-14 from the floor at Houston (12/30). Grabbed career-high seven rebounds.
  • Excellent defense despite tough shooting (3-of-12) in win over IUPUI (12/27). Tied career-high with six rebounds.
  • UMass career-high 19 points on career-best five 3-pointers vs. Hofstra (12/20).
  • Netted 14 points and grabbed six rebounds with two steals vs. Holy Cross (12/10).
  • UMass high 17 points against hometown Boston College (12/6) team in career-high 37 minutes with three rebounds.
  • Played career-high 35 minutes at Toledo (12/3), scored nine points in last-second defeat.
  • Netted 11 points for second game in a row at Green Bay (11/29).
  • Scored 11 points and grabbed five rebounds vs. Jacksonville State (11/24) in Mullins Center debut.
  • At #13 Memphis (11/17) tallied eight points and grabbed five rebounds.
  • Tallied 15 points, making 3-of-6 from 3-pointers at Southern Illinois (11/12) in 2K Sports Classic.
  • In first game in a year, scored 14 points and grabbed career-high six rebounds vs. Arkansas-Monticello (11/11).

2007-2008 Sophomore year

Roster photo 2007-08

Sat out the season under NCAA transfer rules.

Statistics

Total 3-Pointers Rebounds
SeasonGPGSMinAvgFGFGA%FGFGA%FTFTA%OffDefTotAvgPFFOATOBlkStPtsAvg
2006-07 (WFU)31144914.569175.39432101.3172947.6171237491.634115380161996.4
2007-08Did not play under NCAA transfer rules
2008-09302385428.5119303.39356158.3544360.7171677933.1451245331633711.2
2009-10321379724.9143364.39339124.315109144.757321021344.2440337021443413.6
2010-11303092030.7193462.41860172.349114156.731241071314.4571428322956018.7
Career12367302024.65241304.402187555.337295407.725843234073.31803114244775153012.4
UMass totals9266257127.94551129.403155454.341266360.739722863583.9146299206759133114.5
  • Double-Figure Scoring: 77 times (10 with WFU), last vs Dayton (3/8/2011)
  • 20-plus points: 23 times (1 with WFU), last at Fordham (3/5/2011)
  • Double-doubles: 2 (0 with WFU), last at Rhode Island (02/19/2011)
  • 30-plus minutes: 41 (1 with WFU), last vs Temple (3/2/2011)

Expanded stats from StatSheet

Career Highs

with Wake Forest with UMass
Points24 - at Georgia Tech (02/21/2007)31 - vs Rider (11/12/2010)
Field Goals8 - at Georgia Tech (02/21/2007)12 - vs Rider (11/12/2010)
Field Goals Att.12 - at North Carolina (02/10/2007)23 - twice, last at Fordham (03/05/2011)
3-Point FG4 - at Georgia Tech (02/21/2007)6 - vs Richmond (01/22/2011)
3-Point FG Att.8 - at Miami (01/06/2007)13 - twice, last at Fordham (03/05/2011)
Free Throws6 - vs Appalachain State (11/25/2006)10 - vs Dayton (01/09/2011)
Free Throw Att.10 - vs Appalachain State (11/25/2006)13 - at Fordham (03/05/2011)
Rebounds4 - 3 times10 - twice, last at Rhode Island (02/19/2011)
Assists3 - vs Gardner-Webb (12/19/2006)5 - vs Arkansas-Fort Smith (11/21/2009)
Blocks01 - 7 times, last at Saint Joseph's (2/5/2011)
Steals2 - twice5 - at Rhode Island (02/19/2011)
Minutes31 - at Georgia Tech (02/21/2007)38 - vs Temple (03/02/2011)

Trivia

Courtesy: UMass Athletics

A Few Minutes With A.G.

  • Full name: Anthony Isaiah Gurley
  • Nickname: Agent
  • Major: Sociology
  • Favorite Musical Artist: Jay-Z
  • Best Sporting Event Ever Attended: Orange Bowl
  • Best Concert I Ever Attended: Jay-Z and friends, and Lil Wayne Concert
  • Favorite Sports Movie: Above the Rim
  • Favorite Web Site: UMassAthletics.com
  • Favorite Sports Broadcaster: Stephen A. Smith
  • Favorite TV Show: Fresh Prince of Bel Air
  • Favorite Pro Sports Team: Boston Celtics
  • Pro Sports Team I Would Like to Play For: LA Clippers
  • Favorite Athletes: Paul Pierce and Ray Allen
  • Hobbies: Playing ball and chilling with friends
  • Team I'd Like to See Added to the Schedule: Wake Forest
  • Best Player I Ever Faced: North Carolina Tarheels
  • Toughest Place I Ever Played: Cameron Indoor Stadium
  • Magazine Cover I'd Like to Be On: ESPN or Slam
  • Most Famous Person Ever Met: Paul Pierce
  • Person I'd Like to Have Dinner With: David Stern
  • Place I'd Like to Visit: Las Vegas
  • Best Part About Living in Amherst: Teammates
  • Best Moment at UMass: The day I can play again
  • My First Memory of Basketball: When I started playing at the Roxbury Y
  • I Wear My Jersey Number Because: I've worn it since 8th grade, its my favorite number
  • My Most Memorable Moment in College Athletics: When I scored 24 points at Georgia Tech
  • Who Had the Greatest Impact on My Life: My mentor
  • Pre-Game Rituals: Praying
  • Best Advice From a Coach: Leave it all on the Floor
  • My Best Non-Athletic Talent: Singing
  • If I Had $1 Billion Dollars I Would: Invest it

Pre-UMass

2006-07 Freshman year (Wake Forest)

Roster photo 2006-07

  • Played in all 31 games and started once (vs. NC State on Jan. 13)
  • Played an average of 14.5 minutes per game and his playing time increased in the second half of the season
  • 32 of his 69 field goals came from beyond the three-point arc
  • Made 32-of-101 three-point attempts (.317)
  • Only seven freshmen in Wake Forest history made more three-pointers
  • Averaged 6.4 points and 1.6 rebounds
  • Averaged 8.5 points in road games, second only to Kyle Visser
  • Was one point shy of 200 points
  • Scored in double figures 10 times – by far the most among non-starters
  • Led the Deacons in scoring four times, which ranked second on the team
  • His 24 points at Georgia Tech Feb. 21 were the most among any returning Deacon
  • Scored 14 points in 14 minutes at DePaul Dec. 13
  • Had 15 points and was 3-of-4 from three-point range in Jan. 1 win vs. East Carolina
  • Scored 13 points against his hometown school, Boston College, and added 2 steals
  • Scored 12 points and hit a pair of three-pointers at North Carolina Feb. 10
  • Erupted for a career-high 24 points at Georgia Tech Feb. 21
  • Made 8-of-11 field goals, 4-of-5 three-pointers and 4-of-5 free throws against the Yellow Jackets
  • Played well on the team's trip to the Bahamas, scoring 10 points in his first game in a Wake Forest uniform

High School

  • Graduated from Newton North High School, located just outside of Boston, in 2006, where he played for Paul Connolly
  • Ranked as the nation's 79th top prep prospect by Rivals
  • Ranked as the 68th-best overall prospect nationally by Bob Gibbons
  • Ranked as the 22nd-best shooting guard prospect
  • Averaged 22 points per game as a senior as Newton North went a perfect 27-0
  • His numbers increased to 27 ppg in the postseason
  • Had a single-game high of 33 points and 17 rebounds against New Bedford
  • Named Bay State Conference co-MVP along with teammate and Boston University's Corey Lowe
  • Twice named MVP of the Bay State Conference
  • Named the 2005-06 Massachusetts School Sports Player of the Year
  • The leading scorer in Newton North history with 1,850 career points
  • Averaged 24 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists per as a junior
  • Led the Tigers to a 26-1 record in 2005
  • Named all-conference four times
  • A two-time member of the Boston Herald's Dream Team and a two-time member of the Boston Globe's Super Team
  • A three-time member of the Boston Herald All-Scholastic Team
  • Earned four varsity letters
  • Played AAU ball for coach Leo Papile

From the Boston Globe's Winter 2006 All Scholastics section: “What is left to write about Gurley? He and Corey Lowe helped the Tigers to their second straight Division 1 state championship without chest thumping or trash talking. Gurley led the Tigers to a 27-0 record by example, tallying 23 points per game, 8 rebounds, and 2 assists during a season in which the bull’s eye was always on his back and jeers of ‘‘overrated’’ rang out from opposing student sections every time he missed a shot. He ended his career on the highest note possible when he scored 27 points to lift the Tigers past a hard-charging Holy Name team in the state championship game. The 6-foot-4-inch honor roll student will take his talents to Wake Forest.”

Personal

  • Born January 21, 1988 in Boston, MA
  • Son of Andrea and Anthony Gurley
  • Owns two cats - Lucky and Destiny

Post-UMass

National Basketball League (New Zealand)

  • Gurley signs with the Wellington Saints.3) (2/8/2012) Team: Official site, Wikipedia page
  • Reportedly passed on an offer to play in Germany to go to New Zealand.4)

NBA Development League

  • The Bakersfield Jam picked up Gurley on 12/4/2011.5) Bakersfield then waived him on 12/21/2011.6) Gurley only appeared in one game with the Jam, scoring 2 points in 6 minutes of playing time.7)
  • Was selected in the second round of the 2011 NBDL Draft, by the Los Angeles D-Fenders.8)9)

Worked out with the NBA's Boston Celtics in June 2011.10)
Was invited to the Portsmouth Invitational in April 2011.11)

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