Two-Sport Athlete Enjoyed Big East Trip

Reporter Mike Sullivan updates the recruiting status of two-sport athlete Anthony Gaffney, who competes for The Pennington School in New Jersey in basketball and football ...

Anthony Gaffney, a 6-foot-2, 170-pound football/basketball prospect from The Pennington School in Pennington, New Jersey, said his unofficial visit to Connecticut was a success.

"The UConn trip went well," said Gaffney. "I talked to the coaches and they said they liked my highlights."

There's more for Gaffney to do in this recruiting process. "Once they get their hands on some game film they'll be able to tell me whether they'll offer or not," Anthony stated.

So, for now, Gaffney is taking a breather. "In the meantime I have no trips planed as of yet, but I'm sure more will pop up in the future," Anthony said.

Gaffney took in the spring fooftball game at Connecticut too. He is focusing on playing division one football, though he does have the skill level right now to play low division one basketball.

A member of the 2011 class, Anthony averaged around 11 points a game as a basketball player this past season a junior.

RECRUITING INTEREST: Gaffney, a solid talented football player, said several Big East schools are very high on list, including Connecticut, the school he recently visited.

He previously mentioned interest in Maryland, Pittsburgh, and Rutgers. Anthony said he is still open in his recruiting process.


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

Anthony was invited to many elite camps in June. He attended basketball camps at at Columbia, Penn, Cornell, Bucknell and St. Joe's. In addition, Gaffney competed at the Hoop Group Elite camps.

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