Greater Columbus Basketball Legend Association
2019 GCBLA INDUCTEE
Tony Lucas began racking up the accolades at an early age while playing AAU basketball where he was named to the AAU National All-American Team. Tony came to the local forefront as the small forward/guard for the Bishop Hartley HS Hawks. His team honors include leading scorer and rebounder three consecutive years and he is still the all-time leading scorer and rebounder in the school’s history, playing only his freshman, sophomore and junior seasons for the Hawks. His senior season was at Maine Central Institute, in Pittsville, Maine, a prep school with a national basketball reputation where Sam Cassell is among its noted attendees. While playing for the Huskies, Tony earned a spot as a McDonald’s All-American. He played his collegiate freshman season at Youngstown State University before transferring to Alderson-Broaddus College in West Virginia. While playing for the A-B Battlers, in Tony’s sophomore, junior and senior seasons, he was selected 2nd Team All-Conference and the All-Tournament Team. His junior year he won the Heart and Hustle Award in the tournament and as a senior he averaged 30 points per game in tournament play. Tony Lucas participated in the Worthington Summer League, playing for Aqua Science and 2-time league champion BJ’s All-Stars. He had coached in the Reynoldsburg community over 15 years and has helped many young ladies receive college scholarships and he has volunteered in many AAU basketball leagues.