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Grundy, Anthony

(born: 1979) 

Anthony Grundy, a 6'3" shooting guard and point guard, played his last year of high school basketball at Warren Central in Bowling Green, KY (1996-97). Born in Louisville, KY, Grundy had transferred from Louisville Central High School where he was named one of twenty McDonald's All-Americans in Kentucky [source: Frakes, J. "Principal denies Central broke rule," Daily News, 12/12/1996, Section B, p.1 (available online)]. The transfer was contested and the case was eventually heard by the U.S. District Court [source: J. Beck, "Central hoopsters' hearing passes, decision pending," Daily News, 02/09/1997, Section B, p.4-B (available online)].

Anthony Grundy was allowed to play at Warren Central High School (1996-97), though the school was heavily penalized by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) [source: "1997-06-10, June Special Meeting, Board of Control Minutes," KHSAA (available online)]. The entire incident has been referred to as one of the most impact transfers in Kentucky high school athletics history.

On the basketball court, Grundy averaged 26.2 points per game and lead Warren Central to the 14th District Championship, but that was the end of the season; due to KHSAA penalties, the team was not allowed to play any post-season games, though Grundy was allowed to play with the Kentucky All-Stars team [source: J. Frakes "Grundy shines with Ky. All-Star team," Daily News, 06/30/1997, Sports Section, p.8A (available online)].

Anthony Grundy next attended Hargrave Military Academy (1997-98) before enrolling at North Carolina State Univesity (NCU) in the fall of 1998. During his basketball career at NCU, he was named ACC All-Tournament 2nd team his first year; lead the team in scoring his second year; was an honorable mention of the ACC All-Defensive team his third year; had 120 assists his senior year; and he was ranked 11th in the schools history for made 3-point shots [source: Anthony Grundy at the North Carolina Wolfpack webpage; and Anthony Grundy at Basketball-Reference.com].

Anthony Grundy made his NBA debut in 2006 when he signed a 10 day contract with the Atlanta Hawks. Overall, his professional basketball career has allowed him to see much of the world while playing in the Italian League, the Greek League, the Turkish League, the Philippines Basketball Association where his team won the 2011 PBA Governor's Cup, and the Iranian Basketball Super League. 

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“Grundy, Anthony,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed August 17, 2019, https://nkaa.uky.edu/nkaa/items/show/3072.

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