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Anthony Tolliver inducted into MO Sports Hall of Fame

Missouri, MO—On February 4, the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame ushered in its Class of 2024, and it featured a National Basketball Association player named Anthony Tolliver.

A graduate of Kickapoo High School in 2003, Tolliver contributed significantly to the Chiefs’ success, helping them secure the 2003 Class 5 state championship, achieve a remarkable 30-1 record, and attain the No. 12 national ranking in USA Today. He maintained an impressive average of 15.2 points and 6.5 rebounds throughout the season, earning recognition as All-State by both the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association and the state sportswriters and sportscasters’ group.

During his time at Creighton University, Tolliver served as a three-year starter, participating in 124 games. He scored 1,004 points and secured 603 rebounds during his tenure. His contributions aided the Bluejays in advancing to the NCAA Tournament in 2005 and 2007 following their triumph in the Missouri Valley Conference.

After graduating in 2007, Tolliver embarked on a distinguished 13-season career in the National Basketball Association (NBA), representing 11 different teams. Beginning with the San Antonio Spurs in his rookie year, he subsequently played for the Portland Trail Blazers, Golden State Warriors, Minnesota Timberwolves, Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Hornets, Phoenix Suns, Detroit Pistons, Sacramento Kings, Memphis Grizzlies, and Philadelphia 76ers. Tolliver participated in over 700 NBA games, accumulating more than 4,400 points and securing more than 2,400 rebounds. Notably, four teams reached the playoffs during his tenure.

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