Tom Sluby

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Tom SLuby
Position: Guard
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 200
Nationality: American
Born: 2/18/1962
Birthplace: Washington, DC
Draft: Round 2
Drafted By: Dallas
College: University of Notre Dame
NBA Career: 1984-85
Mavs Tenure: 1984-85


Tom Sluby (born February 18, 1962 in Washington, D.C.) was drafted by the Dallas Mavericks in the second round of the 1984 NBA draft.

A McDonald's All-American coming out of high school in 1980, Sluby elected to attend the University of Notre Dame. His first three years with the Irish were undistinguished with his best season coming as a sophomore when he averaged 7.8 points per game.

The turning point for Sluby came between his junior and senior year when, on a Notre Dame basketball tour of Europe, he averaged 11.8 ppg and was named captain of the team for the upcoming season by coach Digger Phelps.

That season Sluby averaged 18.7 ppg which was the highest average for any Notre Dame player since Adrian Dantley's 28.6 ppg in the 1975-1976 season. He scored twice as many points his senior season (616) as he did in his first three years combined (308). The Irish advanced that season to the finals of the NIT tournament, before losing to Michigan, where Sluby was named to the all-tournament team with a 20.4 ppg average.

The Mavs selected the 6'4 guard in the second round of the 1984 draft. That season, Sluby appeared in 31 games averaging 2.4 ppg and 0.5 assists per game. It proved to be his only season in the NBA as he was waived on May 8, 1985.

He was named one of Metro D.C.'s All-Time 50 Best Schoolboy Basketball Players, along with Grant Hill, Danny Ferry, Elgin Baylor and former Maverick Austin Carr, by the website www.dcbasketball.com