say that Anthony set a high standard for basketball at Midview High
School is an understatement. He rewrote the record book at Midview
High School. He started all four years for the Middies and holds the
individual (45 pts.) against Elyria and career scoring (1720 pts.) and
rebounding (704) records. His senior year was sensational. Aside from
the 45 point game, he scored 41 of Midview's 51 winning points against
Vermilion. He averaged 30.1pts. And 13.4 rebounds per game and earned
all first-team Erie Shore conference honors for the third straight
year. He was named Lorain County’s ‘’Mr. Basketball” and the Cleveland
Plain Dealer Player of the Year. He was named Div. 1 All State by the
Associated Press and scored 24 points in the Ohio North-South All-Star
game. Highly recruited, Anthony decided to stay close to home and
accepted a basketball scholarship to Bowling Green State University of
the Mid-American Conference (MAC).
“I never recruited anyone as hard as I have Anthony
Stacey.” Those were the words of BGSU coach, Jim Larranaga as he
talked about his 6’4”, 225 lb. Freshman star. He was highly rewarded,
as Anthony broke the frosh scoring record with 375 points and was
named MAC freshman of the year. Anthony’s sophomore year was highly
productive as he was second in team scoring and was named 2nd team all
MAC. He was granted a medical redshirt in 1997-98. After a one year
hiatus, he was named 1st team All MAC and was fourth in MAC scoring in
his junior year. His senior year was phenomenal. He broke the all time
BGSU scoring and steals record. He was named Bowling Green and MAC
player of the year. Anthony was one of the most popular players ever
to play for Bowling Green as well as one of its finest. Anthony’s next
stop would be Europe to play for team Drag Inca in Spain.
Anthony is arguably the finest all-around basketball
player to ever grace the hardwoods of Lorain County.
Anthony makes his home with his parents Albert and
Faye when not in Spain.
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