2015-16 Men's Basketball Roster

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15 Anton Grady

  • Ht./Wt.
    6-8 / 230
  • Position
    F
  • Class
    Redshirt Senior
  • Hometown
    Cleveland, Ohio

Biography


Individual Honors/Accolades (at WSU):
1x             WSU Letterman – 2016
1x             MVC All-Newcomer Team – 2016
1x             MVC All-Bench Team – 2016
1x             MVC Newcomer of the Week – Feb. 29, 2016
1x             Xavier McDaniel Rebounding Award (WSU Postseason Banquet) – 2016
 

2015-16 (Senior): A one-year graduate transfer with immediate eligibility… Chose WSU based on his desire to win a championship and play in the NCAA Tournament for the first time… A 1,000-point scorer and All-Horizon League performer at Cleveland State who was viewed as a vital addition to an inexperienced Shocker frontcourt and a capable compliment to All-American guards Ron Baker and Fred VanVleet… Embraced a much different role at WSU, where he earned Missouri Valley Conference All-Bench and All-Newcomer Team honors… Began the year as a starter but suffered a rare spinal cord concussion in the fifth game of the season, costing him three weeks and four games… Returned Dec. 19 and played the final 26 games as a reserve, ranking third on the team in scoring (7.8 points per game) and second in rebounding (4.6)… Formed a lethal platoon at the center position with sophomore Shaq Morris. During MVC play, the pair averaged 15.4 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 31.4 combined minutes…
 
Including his four-year totals at Cleveland State, finished his five-year college career with 1,414 points, 866 rebounds, 150 blocks and 129 steals and career averages of 10.5 points and 6.4 rebounds per game…
 
Ranked second among MVC reserves (started less than 25 percent of games played) at 7.8 points… Part of a WSU unit that led the league in bench scoring (29.4 points) and ranked in the top 20 nationally.
 
Was ranked No. 10 on ESPN.com reporter Jeff Goodman’s preseason list of the year’s top 25 transfers and was named to the Karl Malone Award Watch List (nation’s top power forward)…
 
Began his Shocker career with two big scoring games… Had a dozen points on 4-of-6 shooting in his WSU debut against Charleston Southern (Nov. 13) and had a strong second half at Tulsa (Nov. 17), finishing with season-highs in points (18) and rebounds (9)…
 
Suffered a scary injury during the AdvoCare Invitational in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. that drew national attention… In the final minutes of WSU’s consolation semifinal against Alabama (Nov. 27) at the AdvoCare Invitational, his chin collided with the shoulder of an opposing player as he turned to run back up the court, and crumpled to the floor… Though he was responsive and had feeling in his extremities, he had little or no use of his arms and legs. Motor function returned over the next few days and fear gave way to optimism…
 
Was cleared to resume practice on Dec. 14 and returned to game action on Dec. 19 when he checked in late in the second half at Seton Hall… Scored two points and grabbed six rebounds in 16 minutes before fouling out in an overtime loss…
 
Spent the next two weeks easing back into the flow before stepping up with a big performance against second-place Evansville (Jan. 6), finishing with 17 points on 8-of-13 shooting and seven rebounds…
 
For the season, scored in double-figures nine times, with five of those coming after Feb. 15 as he began acclimate to his new teammates and regain his rhythm…
 
Named MVC Newcomer of the Week after two strong performances during the final week of the regular season… Scored 17 points at Loyola (Feb. 24) and tallied 16 on Senior Day against Illinois State (Feb. 27)…
 
Scored 14 points on 7-of-12 shooting in the MVC semifinals against UNI (Mar. 5) on an otherwise chilly shooting day for the Shockers…
 
Played well against Vanderbilt in the NCAA First Four with an 11-point, seven-rebound effort in 29 minutes… Limited to just nine minutes against Arizona in the NCAA First Round by foul trouble… Had three points and five boards in the NCAA Second Round against Miami…
 

At Cleveland State: Played parts of four seasons at CSU (one of them ending with a medical redshirt) and was a two-time all-conference performer…Left as the only player in CSU history with a combo of 1,000 career points, 600 rebounds, 100 steals and 100 blocks... Became the ninth player in the program’s history to reach 700 career boards, finishing with 713...   As a junior in 2014-15, tallied 14.3 points and a team-high 7.9 rebounds per contest to land first team all-conference honors… Also named to the league’s all-defensive squad… Played some his best basketball down the stretch, putting up a conference-best eight double-doubles in 16 Horizon games… Averaged 15.5 points and 9.4 boards during conference play… Helped CSU to its third postseason bid in four years and a first round win in the CIT…Returned to form in his second go-around as a sophomore in 2013-14, averaging 10.4 points and 6.8 rebounds on his way to second team all-conference status…  Averaged 13.5 points over the first six games of the 2012-13 campaign before tearing his meniscus in a Nov. 20 game against Robert Morris… Awarded a medical redshirt after undergoing season ending surgery…As a freshman in 2011-12, was the sixth-man for a Viking team that won 22 games and reached the NIT… Averaged 8.5 points and 6.4 rebounds, landing on the Horizon’s All-Newcomer team…
 
High School: An All-Ohio selection during his days at Cleveland (Ohio) Central Catholic High School… Earned consensus three-star rating from ESPN, Rivals and Scout and was ranked as the No. 4 prospect in the state of Ohio… Division III co-Player of the Year as a senior after averaging 22.3 points, 14.8 rebounds, 4.4 blocks and 3.8 assists… Led his team to a state runner-up finish as a senior in 2010-11 with a monster semifinal performance that included 26 points, 22 rebounds and seven blocked shots…Averaged 13.5 points, 7.1 rebounds and 5.1 blocks as a junior… Was third team All-Ohio as a sophomore, averaging 11.6 points, 12.0 boards and 8.0 blocks to lead his team to a state title… 
 
Personal: Born April 19, 1992… The son of Eric Gould and Nicole Grady and the cousin of former NBA player Earl Boykins…
 

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