Tony Campbell

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Tony Campbell
Position: Forward
Height: 6'7"
Weight: 215
Nationality: American
Born: 5/7/1962
Birthplace: Teaneck, NJ
Draft: 1st Round
Drafted By: Detroit Pistons
College: Ohio State University
NBA Career: 1984-1995
Mavs Tenure: 1993-1994

Tony Campbell (born on May 7, 1962 in Teaneck, New Jersey) was acquired by the Dallas Mavericks in a trade with the New York Knicks, along with a 1997 first round pick, for Derek Harper on January 6, 1994.

Campbell attended Ohio State University and, during his four years, played alongside future NBA stars like Clark Kellogg and Herb Williams. He led the Buckeyes in scoring his final two seasons and was selected to the all-Big 10 team both years. He still ranks as Ohio State's 14 all-time leading scorer with 1,529 career points.

Selected in the first round of the 1984 draft by the Detroit Pistons, Campbell spent the first three seasons of his career in Motown. He played two seasons with the Lakers before joining Minnesota prior to the 1989-1990 campaign.

With the Timberwolves, Campbell really came into his own and posted a 23.2 ppg scoring average while playing all 82 games his first season with Minnesota. He continued his hot scoring his second season with the T-Wolves posting a 21.8 ppg average.

Following a third season in Minnesota, Campbell joined the New York Knicks for a season and half. He was traded, in January of 1994, to Dallas in a deal that sent fan-favorite Derek Harper to the Knicks.

Campbell began and ended his Mavs career during the 1993-94 season. He played a total of 41 games that season starting in 3 of those games. He averaged 9.7 PPG in 20.4 minutes of playing time during his Mavs career. His Mavs career-high in points was 22 which he scored during a home game against his old team the Minnesota Timberwolves. He played a career best 41 minutes that game and went a perfect 6-for-6 from the free-throw line.

He was not resigned by Dallas and played his final NBA season (1994-1995) in Cleveland where his numbers fell to 6.0 ppg. The following year he went to play in Europe but suffered an injury while working out and retired.

After helping out at basketball camps and as a volunteer assistant at various schools, Campbell decided to persue coaching full time and in 2000 was named boys basketball coach at Paramus Catholic, the largest non-public school in New Jersey.

Today, Campbell is the Athletic Director and Head Basketball Coach at Bay Ridge Preparatory School in Brooklyn, New York, a 380-student K-12 private school.