Tony Bennett (basketball, born 1984)

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Tony Bennett
Personal information
Born (1984-08-22) August 22, 1984 (age 34)
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High school Westinghouse Prep (Chicago, Illinois)
College
NBA draft 2006 / Undrafted
Playing career2006–present
Position Guard
Number5
Career history
2006–2007 Minot SkyRockets
2007–2008Kaarinan Ura
2008–2009 Chihuahua Dorados
2009Fuerza Guinda de Nogales
2009–2010ASM Basket Le Puy
2010 Halifax Rainmen
2011–2012Chicago Redline
2012–2013 Kankakee County Soldiers
2013 Rochester Razorsharks
2013 BC Lietkabelis
2013–2014 London Lightning
2014–2016 Windsor Express
2016–2017Indios de Juarez
2017 Windsor Express
Career highlights and awards
  • NBL Canada champion (2015)
  • IBA Winter League Playoffs MVP (2013)
  • IBA Winter League champion (2013)
  • IBA All-Star (2012)
  • PBL All-Star (2010)
  • MVC All-Newcomer Team (2005)

Tony Bennett (born August 22, 1984) is an American professional basketball player for the Windsor Express of the National Basketball League of Canada (NBL). He was part of an Express team that won the championship in 2014–15. Bennett was a Premier Basketball League All-Star in 2010 and an Independent Basketball Association All-Star in 2012. [1] He played college basketball for the Bradley Braves and led them to a Sweet 16 appearance in the 2006 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. Prior to that, Bennett attended George Westinghouse College Prep in Chicago, Illinois. [2]

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Professional career

On May 8, 2015, Bennett was suspended indefinitely from the Windsor Express and the National Basketball League of Canada following a pre-game altercation in the 2015 NBL Canada Finals, after which the Halifax Rainmen forfeited Game 7. His team was awarded the championship, but his head coach Bill Jones received a one-year suspension and a $4,000 fine. Even more suspensions were faced by the Rainmen, including those of Kevin Young and Cliff Clinkscales. [3]

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References

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  2. "Tony Bennett Basketball Profile". USBasket.com. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  3. "Windsor Express coach, player suspended after pre-game altercation". CTV News . Retrieved 9 May 2015.

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