Two-Sport Athlete Has Some Division One Looks

Reporter Mike Sullivan takes a look at the individual games of two-sport student/athlete Anthony Gaffney of The Pennington School in Pennington, New Jersey ...

Anthony Gaffney, a 6-foot-2, 170-pound football/basketball prospect from The Pennington School in Pennington, New Jersey, recently competed in the Mary Kline Memorial All Star game at the Pennington School in New Jersey.

Gaffney scored 13 points. Talent scout Alex Kline weighed in on Anthony's skill level in the area of basketball.

"Anthony will not end up playing basketball at the next level as football is his first passion, however, he is extremely talented," said Kline. "If there's one thing Gaffney can do well, it's attack the rim constantly. At 6'1, his athleticism and bounce is ridiculous. If his jumper were to improve dramatically, he could be a D1 players easily."

PREVIOUSLY REPORTED:

Gaffney has also decided to attend Taft in Connecticut, a prep school, giving himself another school year to make improvements in his individual games in both football and basketball.

Previously, Gaffney told us he was ready to play football for Holy Cross this Fall. However, Gaffney changed his mind and will give himself more time to make improvements in his skill level.

Gaffney had terrific senior seasons in both basketball and football for The Pennington School in New Jersey over the past year. He averaged nearly 19 points a game while grabbing nine rebounds per contest.

WHAT HIS HOOPS AAU COACH MATT PAULS SAID ABOUT ANTHONY GAFFNEY AS A BASKETBALL PLAYER:

His midrange game has improved dramatically He has been attacking the rim with a vengeance He needs improve his ballhandling and penetrating left.


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