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#35 Tony Durant
Position: Forward
Height: 6'7"
Weight: 245
Year: Senior
City/State: Bowie, MD
High School: St. John's Military

2007-08 SEASON: A starter in 23 games up front in his first year with the program following a two-year career at Butler Community College ... finished 2007-08 very strong, averaging 15.5 points and 8.5 rebounds in the final four games of the season ... had a much better second half of the season, averaging 10.9 ppg,  5.7 rpg, 30.2 minutes per game and shooting .458 from the floor in the final 15 games as opposed to numbers that reflected 6.2 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 22.7 mpg and .313 FG% ... an excellent free throw shooter he led Towson with a .771 (54-70) percentage ... made 8 of 8 at the charity stripe against Hofstra in the CAA tournament ... scored a career high 13 points to go along with 9 rebounds against Bucknell, then matched his career high at Navy ... snapped a two-game scoreless spell with 10 points in the win against Drexel ... matched his career high with 13 points at UNC Wilmington ... reset his career high when he came up big in the second half to finish with a team high 20 points on 7 of 10 shooting from the floor and a 5 of 6 showing at the foul line as the Tigers beat James Madison 73-64 ... matched the 20 points in the CAA Tournament first round victory over Hofstra ... scored 18 points in the home loss to George Mason. Matched that output on the road at Georgia State on 9 for 15 shooting ... recorded his first career double-double when he scored 12 points and grabbed 11 boards in the regular season finale against Delaware ... registered his second double-double with 12 points and 15 boards in the CAA quarterfinal loss to VCU ... scored in double digits 13.

AT BUTLER COMMUNITY COLLEGE:  Led Butler in scoring his sophomore year with a 15.6 clip and in rebounding with a 7.0 average ... he also led the Grizzlies at the free throw line, making a team high 105 of 135 attempts for a .788 percentage ... he was Butler’s top shot blocker too with 12 ... the previous year Tony led Butler to a 20-12 record ... he was named to the Region 6 All-Tournament team for averaging 20.0 points in the tourney.

AT ST. JOHN'S MILITARY ACADEMY: A native of Suitland, Md., Tony attended Suitland High School for a year before transferring to St. John’s Military Academy in Salina, Kan ... in his senior year with the Muleskinners he led the state of Kansas in scoring with a 26.9 average to go along with 14.3 rebounds per game as they won the 2003-04 championship ... he put up 18 double-doubles and had 83 blocks in 20 games ... he was named first team All-State ... also played football and baseball in high school. 

BACKGROUND/PERSONAL: Surname is Anthony Troy Durant ... has worked as a summer camp counselor ... ambition is play basketball professionally and teach English ... most memorable experience was signing with Towson ...  has two brothers and two sisters ... brother, Cliff Dixon, averaged 16.6 points and 10.0 rebounds at Motlow Community College last year ... younger brother, Kevin, a 6-9 forward, was the first freshman in NCAA history to win player of the year honors, leading Texas and the Big 12 with 25.8 points and 11.1 rebounds per game ... Kevin, who was the AP National College Player of the Year for 2006-07, was the second player taken in the 2007 NBA Draft when the Seattle Supersonics made him their top pick ... son of Wayne and Wanda Pratt ... Tony is an English Major.

 

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