JC Guard Tony Dennison Gets Gopher Attention

Tony Dennison, a 6-foot-2, 173-pound guard from Broward (FL) CC, was named third-team NJCAA All-American last season as he was one of only four freshmen named to the top three teams. Dennison finished second in the country in scoring with 27.7 points per game. The high-scoring guard from Queens, New York, has attracted the attention of several high major programs, including Minnesota.

Tony Dennison led the Seahawks to an 18-13 finish overall last season and a 7-5 mark in the Southern Conference. Dennison led the Seahawks in points, field goals, field goal attempts, free throws, free-throw attempts and steals. He also was named first-team all-Florida Community College Activities Association and all-Southern Conference.

Minnesota has shown interest in Dennison with the hiring of new assistant coach Vince Taylor. Taylor recruited and signed Nate Daniels, a former NJCAA All-American from Broward, when he was at Louisville.

Dennison is a graduate of William Cullen Bryant High School, where he played two years of varsity basketball for the Owls, and was named second-team all-Queens as a senior.

Dennison finished second in the NJCAA in scoring, behind the College of Eastern Utah's Tyler Kepay, scoring 776 points, averaging 27.7 points per game. Kepay hit 782 points.

Dennison made 297 of 470 from the field (63.2%), 27th overall in the NJCAA. He made 150 of 192 free throws (78.1%) and 32 of 78 from three-point range (41%).

Dennison finished with 134 assists (4.8 per game) and 187 rebounds (6.7 per game).

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