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#55 Anthony McHenry

Anthony McHenry - Men's Basketball - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Year Graduated 2005
Experience 4 letters
Height 6-7
Weight 222
Hometown Birmingham, Ala.
Last School Woodlawn HS
Anthony McHenry - Men's Basketball - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets


Didn’t light up the box score often, but was one of the unsung heroes for Georgia Tech during his four years, handling top scorers from other teams defensively and doing many of the so-called “little things” and “dirty work” teams often need to be successful.

Versatile player whose lanky build and long arms are big assets on the defensive end, where he made his most important contributions for the Yellow Jackets … Struggled at the offensive end his first two seasons, but last season’s move to frontcourt helped boost his confidence in that area … Became an important offensive contributor in Tech’s NCAA Tournament run in 2004.

Signed with Tech as a point guard, but found a home closer to the basket as a strong forward where he was capable of defending four positions, and could handle the ball well … Played all five positions on the floor as a junior, even the center position when Tech used a small lineup … Called Tech’s best defender by the coaching staff, the “X-factor” by former teammate Marvin Lewis, and “Q” by other teammates for his basketball IQ … That he started 61 of his last 70 games indicated the priority placed on defense by the Yellow Jackets.


Averaged 3.8 points and 3.3 rebounds per game, the best of his career, and demonstrated that he can hurt a team when they disregard him offensively … Scored 10 points (4-4 FG) in Tech[apos]s first-round NCAA Tournament win over George Washington … Had just six double-figure scoring games in his career, but three of those came in the NCAA Tournament, including Northern Iowa and Boston College in 2004.

Against the ACC during the regular season, McHenry averaged 3.7 points and 3.4 rebounds, and shot 42.9 percent from the floor … Went 3-for-4 from the floor at FSU (2/20) and scored six points with three rebounds and two assists.

More typical of his contributions were his numbers against Duke on 2/23, with three points, five rebounds, two assists, three blocks and five steals.

His performance at Kansas was also typical … Played just 22 minutes due to foul trouble, scored five points (2-3 FG, 1-1 3FG), grabbed seven rebounds, had an assist, a steal and three blocked shots … Against JMU, had three rebounds, four assists, three blocked shots and two steals … Against Air Force, took six rebounds, had three assists, three steals and four blocked shots … Also went 4-for-6 from the floor and played a career-high 35 minutes (nine more than his previous high).

Put together the best ACC game of his career offensively against Virginia, matching his career high with 13 points, hitting 5 of 9 shots from the floor … Also grabbed seven rebounds, had two assists, three blocked shots and a steal … Also played well at Maryland, with nine points (3-6 FG, 2-2 FT) and five rebounds.

Scored six points (3-4 FG) with five rebounds at NC State on 1/16, adding two assists, a blocked shot and two steals … Notched five points, six boards and an assist in 31 minutes in the ACC opener against Miami and six points with three boards against Wake Forest (Jan. 27) … Scored a then-season-high 10 points against James Madison (3-6 FG, 2-4 on threes) and had nine against Air Force.

His shooting percentage from the foul line (72.4) was far and away the best of his career (he had a career percentage of 48.5 over his first three seasons), and he was 10-of-15 in ACC games … Did not go to the line much, however, with just 29 attempts for the season … Made 44.8 percent of his field goal tries his last two seasons combined, compared with 30.6 over his freshman and sophomore years.

Had only 40 turnovers all season … Also had 37 blocked shots, which ranked eighth in the ACC … Had the team[apos]s best assist-turnover ratio (1.50-1), also the best of his career … Ranked third on the team in assists and steals.


Started Tech[apos]s first 14 games of the season, and 18 of the last 19 (all except Senior Day).

Played the best basketball of his career over the last 11 games, averaging 5.5 points and 3.6 rebounds … Had 14 assists, 17 steals and seven blocks in that stretch while shooting 56.8 percent from the field (25-44) and 64.3 percent from the free throw line (9-14) … Scored 61 points in the final 11 games of the season after totalling just 67 for the first 27 games of the season.

In the NCAA Tournament: Averaged 6.5 points per game in the NCAA Tournament, almost twice his season average …. Scored 10 points in each of Tech[apos]s first two Tournament games, wins over Northern Iowa and Boston College, for his only double-figure scoring efforts of the season … Shot 75 percent from the field in the two games as he went 5-for-8 against UNI and 4-for-4 against BC … Also contributed four steals against the Eagles … Had six points, six rebounds, two blocks and two steals against Nevada, followed by four points, four rebounds and two steals versus Kansas.

At the Final Four against Oklahoma State, scored six points (3-5 FG) with seven rebounds, four assists and three steals.

Had seven points with six rebounds in Tech[apos]s win at Duke Mar. 3, and six points and three rebounds at Clemson on Feb. 28 … Added four points and five rebounds against Duke in the ACC Tournament.

Averaged just 3.4 points a game for the season, but gained enough confidence in his offensive game to hit 48.1 percent of his field goals overall and 26.9 percent from three-point range … In his first two seasons, he hit just 30.6 percent of his field goals and 20.3 percent from beyond the arc.

Second on the team with 33 blocked shots (15 in ACC games) and fourth on the squad with 40 steals … Recorded a career-best four blocked shots at Maryland on Feb. 19, and ranked 13th in the ACC with 0.87 blocks per game against the league.

Also averaged 3.2 rebounds, has 46 assists and just 42 turnovers … Had no more than one turnover in 28 games (only one every 16.5 minutes).

Other top games during the season included eight points with six rebounds against St. John[apos]s; five points and five assists with no turnovers at Cornell; nine points against Tennessee State; five points, five steals and four assists against Marist … Went scoreless against VCU but grabbed a career-best eight rebounds.


Defensive stalwart who contributed some offense in Tech[apos]s NIT games (4.0 ppg, 5-6 FG, 2-3 3FG in a total of 16 minutes) … Scored a pair of key baskets, including a breakaway reverse jam, against Ohio State in the first round of the NIT (2-3 FG, 1 ast, 1 reb) … Scored five points in four minutes at Iowa (one three-pointer, one breakaway jam).

Had the best turnover rate among Tech[apos]s regular players (1.9 per 40 minutes) and a 2.06-to-1 assist/turnover ratio, best on the team … Had only two turnovers in his last nine games (65 minutes).

Gave Tech excellent defense on the wing, his biggest contribution; had 13 blocked shots and 23 steals for the season (best per-40-minute ratio among Tech[apos]s regulars in each category).

Dealt career-high five assists against Clemson (F.5) and Arkansas-Pine Bluff (N.23) … Scored a season-high seven points against Tulane and Arkansas-Pine Bluff … Scored six against Troy State, Cornell and Duke. Also went scoreless in 14 games.

Matched a career high with 21 minutes against Tulane (tied with Illinois last year), 2-5 FG, 2-4 FT, 2 assists, 2 blocks and 3 steals. Played 19 minutes at Duke (J.25) and Clemson (F.5).

Did not play Mar. 1 at North Carolina, first time all season, but played the last six games of the season (5.9 min. avg.).


Played in all but one game, and made two starts early in the year against Wisconsin and North Carolina . . . Averaged just under two points per game, and struggled with his outside shooting, but had his moments . . . Despite limited minutes, had 12 blocked shots and 12 steals. Scored six points and grabbed five rebounds while playing an excellent defensive game to help Tech defeat No. 24 Wake Forest in Tech[apos]s final home game . . . Helped shut down Wake sharpshooter Craig Dawson to no points in five field goal attempts . . . Also scored six in a loss to Duke, hitting 3-of-4 field goals.

Scored a career-high 13 points on 5-for-7 shooting and grabbed four rebounds in win over Cornell . . . Blocked three shots against IUPUI . . . Season high of three assists came in the season opener against Florida A&M.


Named to the Alabama Super 12, signifying the top prospects in the state . . . Rated No. 42 nationally by, No. 77 by The Sporting News and No. 87 by HoopScoop . . . Averaged 14 points and nine rebounds as a junior . . . Led Woodlawn High to the 2000 Alabama state title in Class 6A.


Full name is Anthony Duane McHenry . . . Born April 16, 1983 . . . Parents are Wanda and Duane McHenry . . . Majoring in Management.

Career Highs

Points: 13, Cornell, 1-2-02; Virginia, 1-8-05
Field Goals: 5, Cornell (5-7), 1-2-02; Northern Iowa (5-8), 3-19-04; Virginia (5-8), 1-8-05
Field Goal Attempts: 9, Virginia (5-9), 1-8-05
Field Goal Pct.: 1.000, Boston College (4-4), 3-21-04; George Washington (4-4), 3-18-05
3-Pt Field Goals: 2, Cornell (2-3), 1-2-02; Cornell (2-4), 1-8-03; James Madison (2-4), 12-15-04
3-Pt Field Goals Att.: 4, IUPUI (0-4), 12-29-01; UAPB (1-4), 11-23-02; Cornell (2-4), 1-8-03; James Madison (2-4), 12-15-04
3-Pt FG Pct: 1.000, Connecticut (1-1), 4-5-04
Free Throws: 4, Clemson (4-5), 2-28-04
Free Throw Attempts: 5, Clemson (4-5), 2-28-04
Rebounds: 8, VCU, 12-29-03
Assists: 7, Michigan, 11-30-04
Blocked Shots: 4, Maryland, 2-19-04; Air Force, 12-11-04
Steals: 5, Marist, 12-23-03; Duke, 2-23-05
Minutes: 35 (regulation), Air Force, 12-11-04 (38 vs. Wake Forest, OT, 1-27-04)


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