Tony Wroten, Jr.
Height: 6-5 / 196 cms
Weight: 206 lbs / 93 kgs
High School: Garfield High School Ď11
Hometown: Renton, Washington
- Named on Jan. 16, 2011, to the 2011 USA Basketball Junior National Select Team that will compete against a World Select Team in the annual Nike Hoop Summit.
- Member of the 2010 USA U17 World Championship Team that posted a perfect 8-0 record and captured the gold medal; averaged 8.4 ppg. and a team third-best 4.3 apg.
- Unable to participate in the MDNT 2009 fall mini-camp due to injury.
- Participated in the MDNT 2009 spring training, June 6-12 in Colorado Springs, Colo.
- Named to the 2009-10 USA Basketball Menís Developmental National Team on May 28, 2009.
- Signed a National Letter of Intent to attend and play for the University of Washington.
High School Notes
- Attends Garfield High School (Wash.).
- Injured his right knee (torn ACL) in the Garfieldís 2009 football season-opener and missed the 2009-10 basketball season.
- Led Garfield n 2008-09 as a sophomore to the Washington Class 4A Tournament title game, the KingCo 4A crown and to a 23-3 mark.
- Started all 20 games played in 2008-09 and averaged 17.6 ppg. and 4.9 apg.
- As a sophomore, led King County 4A in points and assists.
- As a freshman in 2007-08, led King County 4A in scoring (20.2 ppg.) and listed among the top five in rebounds (8.8 rpg.) and assists (4.0 apg.), while starting eight of 20 games played, as Garfield finished with a 17-9 record and advanced to the state tournament.
- Plays in the summers for AAU Seattle Rotary Select.
- Plays receiver and free safety in football.
The Personal Scoop
- Born April 13, 1993, in Seattle, Wash.
- Full name is Anthony Wroten, Jr., but goes by Tony.
- Son of Tony and Shirley Wroten, has two sisters, Latasha Walker (29) and Teonna Wroten (11).
- Comes from a very athletic family. Father played football at the University of Washington and for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers; mother ran track at Washington and Arizona State University; aunt, Joyce Walker, earned a gold medal as a member of the 1983 USA Basketball World University Games Team, was a two-time All-American at Louisiana State University and the third woman to play for the Harlem Globetrotters; cousin, Jimmie Haywood, played basketball at Oregon State University; cousin, Nate Robinson, of the Boston Celtics, is the two-time reigning NBA Slam Dunk champion.
- Favorite sport other than basketball: football.
- Favorite food: fried catfish.
- Favorite magazine: ESPN the Magazine.
- Favorite personal motto: family first.
- I play: the drums.
- Favorite basketball player of all-time: J.R. Smith.
- Favorite team: Denver Nuggets.
- Favorite non-basketball Olympian: Usain Bolt.
- Strangest place ever played hoops: in an alley.
- Best player Iíve ever faced: Nate Robinson.
- I want to play one-on-one against: Kobe Bryant.
- The most impressive person I ever met: Denzel Washington.
- Always at my bedside is: juice.
- Always in my fridge: lunch meat and water.
- Away from basketball I enjoy: playing video games and listening to music.
- Superstitions: listening to music before my game.
- Canít live without: music, family, friends and video games.
- Most people donít know: I donít like eating in restaurants.
- This left-hander wears No. 4 because thatís what his cousin, Nate Robinson, wears.