ANTHONY "TONY" KENT
PLAYER

ANTHONY "TONY" KENT

2015 GCBLA INDUCTEE

COLUMBUS, OHIO


Category: PLAYER

Recognition

One could argue the fact that Tony Kent’s basketball prowess played a major role in the rise of Linden McKinley High School’s prominence to basketball excellence in Central Ohio. Coached by Vince Chickerella, Tony only played for the Panthers for two years, he managed to be the team’s leading scorer in 1962 and in that same year, earned All League honors as well as honorable mention for All American honors, and was mentioned in the All American Sports Magazine that year. Tony had the ability to play all five positions and had done just that during his career at Linden. He unknowingly set the stage for the future success of the Linden basketball program. After high school, Tony played in the City of Columbus Industrial League and was the star player for his team, sponsored by Marzetti, and was selected as team MVP and leading scorer. Tony also played some semi-professional basketball for Berry A.C. and was again, his team’s leading scorer which earned him a spot on the league’s All Star Team.


Career Highlights

  • Coached by Vince Chickerella, Tony only played for the Panthers for two years, he managed to be the team’s leading scorer in 1962 and in that same year, earned All League honors as well as honorable mention for All American honors, and was mentioned in the All American Sports Magazine that year.
  • Tony had the ability to play all five positions and had done just that during his career at Linden.
  • Tony played in the City of Columbus Industrial League and was the star player for his team, sponsored by Marzetti, and was selected as team MVP and leading scorer.
  • Tony also played some semi-professional basketball for Berry A.C. and was again, his team’s leading scorer which earned him a spot on the league’s All Star Team.

2013 GCBLA inductee

Greater Columbus Basketball Legend Association