CU (M) Basketball BIO
44 Anthony Tolliver

2005-06 (Junior)
Second-team all-MVC pick ...Captain of the MVC’s Most Improved Team ...NACDA I-AAA Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year, MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team and a CoSIDA Academic All-District VII choice, he owns a 3.49 GPA in finance ...National Strength & Conditioning Association All-American Athlete of the Year Award for his work in the weight room ...Led team in rebounding, blocked shots and field goal percentage, while placing second in scoring ...Fourth in the MVC in offensive rebounds and fifth in blocked shots per game, he also ranked sixth in rebounding, seventh in field goal percentage and ninth in scoring ...Scored 10 or more points 23 times in 30 games, compared to just twice in his first 61 career games ...Named MVC Player of the Week and Scholar-Athlete of the Week after scoring a career-high 26 points and grabbing 10 rebounds against Xavier (Dec. 18) ...Also MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week on Jan. 20, Feb. 1 and Feb. 8 ...Had 13 points, 12 rebounds and seven steals in win at Evansville (Feb. 7) ...His seven steals were the most ever by a Bluejay center and tied for fourth overall in school history ...Made 13 of his final 26 attempts from three-point range ...Had 15 points, 12 rebounds and took three charges at Drake (Feb. 4) in five-point overtime win ...Team’s first player with back-to-back double-doubles since 2000 ...Had 20 points, including game-winning 15-foot jumper at the buzzer, in 57-55 win over Wichita State (Jan. 28) ...Had 19 points and eight rebounds in 20 minutes vs. Bradley (Jan. 18) while holding NBA lottery pick Patrick O’Bryant to four points ...Had 16 points and 12 rebounds in MVC Tournament vs. Bradley (March 3) ...Had four blocked shots in the first 13 minutes of team’s 70-44 win over Nebraska (Dec. 11) ...Was on the Creighton Dean’s List and received the MVC Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award.

2004-05 (Sophomore)
Played in all 34 games, including 30 starts ...Ranked second on the team in rebounding (4.4 rpg.) and blocked shots (24) ...Had team’s only double-double of the season when he had 13 points and 10 rebounds against Ohio State in the championship game of the Guardians Classic (Nov. 24) ...Named MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week (Dec. 2) ...Led Creighton with eight rebounds at Evansville (Dec. 22) ...Followed that up with nine rebounds in win over Bradley (Dec. 28) ...Was 4-for-4 from the field and had eight points, four rebounds and three blocked shots in win at Drake (Jan. 5) ...Had seven points and took a charge in road win at Bradley (Jan. 26) ...Grabbed career-high 13 rebounds and took two charges in Creighton’s Feb. 22 win over Evansville .....Scored 10 points and snared eight rebounds in MVC Tournament win over Illinois State (March 5) ...Had eight points, seven rebounds and two blocked shots in State Farm MVC Tournament finals victory over Missouri State (March 7) ...Dean’s List and honorable-mention choice on the MVC Scholar-Athlete Team.

2003-04 (Freshman)
Played in 27 games off the bench, averaging 0.8 points, 1.3 rebounds and 0.3 blocked shots per game ...Had season highs with five points and two blocked shots vs. Arkansas-Little Rock on Dec. 20 ...Also had two swats against Southern Illinois (Feb. 7) ...Made the most in the return to his hometown of Springfield, Mo., in CU’s Feb. 28 game at Missouri State ...Had season-highs with five rebounds, 19 minutes and had two field goals against the Bears ...Broke his hand during one of Creighton’s first days of practice, costing him valuable practice time in the beginning of the season ...Named to the Missouri Valley Conference Honor Roll and Creighton Dean’s List.

Kickapoo High School
Team went 30-1 and won class 5A state title as a senior ...Team was ranked 12th nationally in year-end USA Today poll ...Averaged 15.2 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.9 blocks and 1.4 steals per game as a senior ...Ranked second on the team in assists ...Named first-team all-state by the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association and second team by the Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association ...Also named to Springfield News-Leader’s all-Ozarks team ...Scored 11 points in 65-42 romp over Raytown South in state title game ...Made 60.8 percent from the field (175-288), 45.3 percent from three-point range (29-64) and 65.0 percent at the charity stripe (91-140) ...Set a school record with six dunks in one game ...Named to the all-tournament teams at the Tournament of Champions, the Kickapoo Tip Off Classic and the William Jewell Tournament ...Played in the Missouri All-Star Game, the Piltz All-Star Game and the Courts All-Star Game ...Averaged 9.2 points and 7.2 rebounds per game as a junior as team went 26-2 ...Teams went 96-4 in his four seasons, including a 19-0 record on the freshman team and 21-1 junior varsity record ...Voted as Most Inspirational by teammates ...Also recruited by Missouri State, West Virginia, Virginia Tech, Boston College and Loyola-Chicago ...High school team included Missouri State’s Shane Laurie, Spencer Laurie and Deven Mitchell ...Coached by Roy Green in high school and by Barry Laurie for his AAU team, the Missouri Heat.

Personal
Full name is Anthony Lamar Tolliver ...Son of Johnny Tolliver and Donna Lewis ...Has siblings Leslie, RaVonda, Angela, JaVonna, Suzie and Armani ...Born June 1, 1985 in Springfield, Mo. ...Chose Creighton because of its winning tradition and academic reputation ...A finance major ...Signed with Creighton in the fall of 2002 ...Nicknames include A-Train, A.T., Train, Tony, AT&T Long Distance and A-Tizzle ...Career ambition is to become a successful professional basketball player and then own his own business ...A member of FCA and Jays For Christ ...Best player he’s ever faced is LeBron James ...Favorite athlete is Elton Brand ...Hobbies include lifting weights, watching movies and hanging out with friends ...Favorite class at Creighton is Business Ethics ...Attended the same high school as Brad Pitt.

PERSONAL BESTS
Points
26 vs. Xavier 12/18/05

Field Goals
8 (2x), last vs. Wichita State 1/28/06

Field Goal Attempts
14 (2x), last vs. Indiana State 2/22/06

3-Point Field Goals
3 at Missouri State 2/25/06

3-Point Field Goals Attempted
6 at Missouri State 2/25/06

Free Throws
9 (2x), last vs. Akron 3/16/06

Free Throws Attempted
14 vs. Bradley 1/18/06

Rebounds
12 (3x), last vs. Bradley 3/3/06

Assists
4 (3x), last vs. Fresno State 2/18/06

Blocks
5 vs. Drake 1/8/06

Steals
7 at Evansville 2/7/06

Minutes
38 vs. Miami (Fla.) 3/2/06

Awards & Honors
2005-06
CoSIDA Academic All-District VII First Team
Creighton University Dean’s List
MVC Academic Honor Roll
MVC Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award
MVC Most Improved Team Captain
MVC Most Improved Team
MVC Player of the Week, 12/19
MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team
NACDA I-AAA Scholar-Athlete Team
NACDA I-AAA Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year
NSCA All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year Award
Prairie Farms/MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week, 12/21
Prairie Farms/MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week, 1/20
Prairie Farms/MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week, 2/1
Prairie Farms/MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week, 2/8
Second-team All-MVC

2004-05
Creighton University Dean’s List
MVC Academic Honor Roll
MVC Scholar-Athlete Team Honorable-Mention
Prairie Farms/MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week, 12/2

2003-04
Creighton University Dean’s List
MVC Academic Honor Roll

Position: Center
Height: 6'9"
Weight: 245
Year: Senior
Hometown: Springfield, Mo.
High School: Kickapoo