CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Orlando in the first round (15th overall) of the 2020 NBA Draft.
COLLEGE CAPSULE: Played in 22 games (20 starts) during one season at the University of North Carolina, averaging 18.5 ppg., 5.7 rpg., 4.0 apg. and 1.32 stlpg. in 34.9 minpg….Led the Tar Heels in scoring and had the second-highest scoring average for a freshman in school history…Named Third Team All-ACC and to the All-ACC Freshman Team…Earned the ACC Player of the Week award once (period ending Nov. 10) and ACC Freshman of the Week honors twice…Scored 20+ points nine times, including a career-high 34 points during his collegiate debut on Nov. 6, 2019 vs. Notre Dame…The 34 points was the most-ever by a UNC and ACC freshman…Also had four games with 10+ rebounds…Missed 11 games (Dec. 15-Jan. 27) after undergoing an arthroscopic procedure to treat a partially torn meniscus in his right knee on Dec. 16.
Full name is Cole Hilton Anthony… Son of Crystal McCrary and 11-year NBA veteran Greg Anthony...Born in Portland, Oregon…Moved to New York City as a young child and lived there until his junior year of high school…Played three years at Archbishop Malloy High School in New York before transferring to Oak Hill Academy in Virginia…As a high school senior (2018-19), named 2019 USA Today First Team All-America and the Virginia Gatorade Player of the Year…Most Valuable Player of both the 2019 McDonald’s All-American Game and the 2019 Jordan Brand Classic…A member of the U18 USA National Team, earned All-Tournament honors at the 2018 FIBA U18 Americas Championships and led Team USA in scoring at the 2019 Nike Hoops Summit...You can follow him on Twitter: @The_ColeAnthony and on Instagram: @the_cole.anthony.