Tony Dumas

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Tony Dumas
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Tony Dumas
Position: Guard
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 190
Nationality: American
Born: 8/25/72
Birthplace: Chicago, Il.
Draft: 1st Round 19th overall
Drafted By: Dallas
College: University of Missouri-Kansas City
NBA Career: 1994-1998
Mavs Tenure: 1994-1996

Tony Dumas (born August 25, 1972 in Chicago, Illinois) was drafted by the Dallas Mavericks in the first round of the 1994 NBA draft.

Dumas attended the University of Missouri - Kansas City where he saw his scoring average rise each year from 16.5 ppg as a freshman to 26.0 his senior year. As a senior he finished seventh in NCAA Division I scoring and posted double figures in 96 straight games for UMKC.

He was the first player ever at the university to score over 2,000 points and ended his career as UMKC's all-time leading scorer with 2,459 points. After his senior season he was invited to participate in ESPN's Final Four Slam Dunk contest and was one of 24 seniors to play in the Desert Classic All-Star Game.

The Mavericks selected Dumas 19th overall in the 1994 NBA draft making him the first player from UMKC ever to be drafted in the pros. He played just over two seasons with Dallas posting his best numbers during his second year with 11.6 ppg in 67 appearances. He also enjoyed his career-high that season scoring 39 points against the Phoenix Suns on January 12, 1996.

After seeing action for Dallas in 18 games, Dumas was traded along with Jason Kidd and Loren Meyer to Phoenix for Michael Finley, A.C. Green, Sam Cassell and a 1998 second round draft pick.

Dumas only played in six games the remainder of that season with the Suns. The following year he appeared in seven games for Cleveland, which marked the end of his NBA career. He played with the LaCrosse Bobcats of the CBA in 1998 and with teams in Greece and Italy in 2001.