Basketball Is Next For Two-Sport Star

Reporter Mike Sullivan provides a detailed look at the individual games of two-sport, student-athlete Anthony Gaffney, who finished off a wonderful football season recently ...

Anthony Gaffney, a 6-foot-2, 192-pound football/basketball prospect from The Pennington School in Pennington, New Jersey, is now looking forward to the basketball season after having a wonderful football season.

Gaffney recorded 19 touchdowns and picked off six passes as a defensive back.

In one of his biggest games in his career, Anthony torched the defense for four touchdowns in his team's victory, including a return on an interception playing in the secondary as a defensive back. He ripped off 12 touchdowns as well picking off two passes as a defensive back, competing with a high skill on both sides of the ball.

RECRUITING INTEREST FOR FOOTBALL:

His new list is Princeton, Georgetown, William & Mary, Syracuse, Rutgers, Villanova, Cincinnati, Virginia, and Vanderbilt.

PREVIOUSLY REPORTED:

Anthony competed in the Mary Kline Memorial All Star game at the Pennington School in New Jersey on Memorial Day weekend. Anthony scored 13 points. Talent scout Alex Kline discussed Anthony's skill level as a basketball player.

"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."

Kline continued: "At 6-foot-2, his athleticism and bounce is ridiculous. If his jumper were to improve dramatically, he could be a division one player easily."

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

Previously, Gaffney told us he was ready to play football for Holy Cross this Fall.

Gaffney did have terrific senior seasons in both basketball and football for The Pennington School in New Jersey last season. He averaged nearly 19 points a game while grabbing nine rebounds per contest as a basketball player.

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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