Tony Lewis
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Tony Lewis

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chicago

High School:
Phillips Academy

Last College:
Ellsworth JC

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 245

Position:
Forward

Experience:
1L

Biography and Career Highlights

2009-10: Played in all 33 games with 14 starting assignments, including eight of the last nine games • Posted eight double-digit scoring games • Notched two doubles-doubles on the season, including a career-best 19 points and 11 rebounds against Indiana State (Feb. 24) • Grabbed a career-best 13 rebounds against Bradley (Jan. 30) • Scored 16 points at Southern Illinois (Jan. 23), while logging a career-high 33 minutes • Came off the bench against Creighton (Jan. 20) and fired in 12 points, while grabbing nine rebounds • Tossed in 15 points against Southeast Missouri State (Nov. 28) • Posted his first career double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds in his Illinois State debut at SIU Edwardsville (Nov. 15).

Ellsworth (Iowa) Junior College: A 2009 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II All-American • Averaged 22 points and 12 rebounds as a sophomore with the Panthers • Ellsworth JC was ranked No. 1 in Division II for five weeks during the 2008-09 season, before finishing 27-5 • Scored a career-best 47 points against Parkland during his sophomore season • Tossed in 35 points and grabbed 15 rebounds against Indian Hills, which was ranked No. 1 in the country • Earned third-team NJCAA All-America honors as a freshman• Coached by Troy Muilenburg.

Phillips High School: Averaged 20 points and 14 rebounds per game his senior season • Named all-conference in both basketball and baseball (pitcher) • Tossed in a career-high 47 points against Chicago Bogan during his senior year • Did not play competitive basketball until the ninth grade• Coached by current Illinois State assistant coach Paris Parham • Teammate of former Redbird Osiris Eldridge.

Personal: Birthdate: July 2, 1989 • Birthplace: Chicago • Mother: Donna Boyd • One of three children • Major: criminal justice • Played AAU basketball on the Mac Irvin Fire team.

Honors and Awards

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Points
19 vs. Indiana State, 2-24-10

Rebounds
13 vs. Bradley, 1-30-10

Minutes
33 at Southern Illinois, 1-23-10

Field Goals
6 vs. Indiana State, 2-24-10

Field Goals Attempts
9 vs. Indiana State, 2-24-10

3-Point Field Goals
None

3-Point FGs Attempts
None

Free Throws
7 vs. Indiana State, 2-24-10

Free Throws Attempts
9 vs. Southern Illinois, 1-3-10

Assists
2, three times

Steals
2 vs. Indiana State, 2-24-10

Blocked Shots
1, four times