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Tony Snell

Player Profile

Hometown:
Riverside, Calif.

High School:
King

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 200

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
11/10/1991

Experience:
2VL

06/29/2013

Alex Kirk named to USA World University Games Squad

One of two Lobos to play, joining Cameron Bairstow for Australia

06/27/2013

Tony Snell Drafted no. 20 by Chicago Bulls

Becomes eighth first rounder in UNM History

06/17/2013

From the SIDelines

A look back at Kendall Williams' 46-point day...and night

05/28/2013

30 Days and Counting: Tony Snell Readies for the Draft

Snell's combine performance has him moving up the boards

05/15/2013

From the SIDelines

A look back at UNM's win over George Mason

03/21/2013

NCAA Tournament Second Round: Shootaround

Photos from Wednesday's shootaround in preparation for the Lobos' second-round game vs. Harvard

03/16/2013

New Mexico vs. UNLV

New Mexico vs. UNLV

03/15/2013

New Mexico vs. San Diego St.

New Mexico vs. San Diego St.

03/02/2013

Men's Basketball vs. Wyoming

The Lobos celebrate the careers of the two winningest players in program history, Chad Adams & Jamal Fenton, vs. Wyoming

03/02/2013

Wyoming @ No. 14 New Mexico

New Mexico Hosts Wyoming

GENERAL INFORMATION

Versatile wing who can handle the ball, shoot from the outside and run the floor • improved his scoring average more than six points from freshman to sophomore year • signed with UNM in November of 2009 • high school teammate of NBA/San Diego State standout Kawhi Leonard, who was the Los Angeles Times' Player of the Year at Riverside (Calif.) King HS in 2009 • prep school teammate of San Diego State standout Jamaal Franklin • played in 104 games with 77 starts...started every game since his sophomore year (70 straight) • declared for the NBA Draft on April 8, ending his career with 952 points

NCAA TOURNAMENT HISTORY


Started all three games in 2012 and `13 • scored just 12 total points in 69 minutes, hitting 5-21 FGs and 2-14 from 3-point • nine points (4-12 FGs, 1-6 3s), a career-high three steals and two assists vs. Harvard in 2013 • scoreless (0-4) in 18 minutes vs. Long Beach State in 2012 • three points on 1-5 from 3-point, two rebounds and two assists in 21 minutes against Louisville

2013 MW TOURNAMENT

Most Valuable Player after scoring 53 points (17.7 ppg) while making 17-33 FGs (52%) and a steamy 60% (12-20) from 3-point...also 7-9 FTs, nine rebounds, nine assists and three steals...made five 3s against San Diego State and UNLV, tying a UNM record in a postseason conference tournament • led UNM in scoring in all three games • 21 points and three assists in the title game win at UNLV, nailing 8-11 FGs and 5-7 3s...scored 13 straight points (3 3s and 2 2s) for UNM in the final eight minutes of the game as the Lobos pulled away • 15 points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals against Wyoming in the quarterfinals • 17 points (5-8 3s), five rebounds and four assists against San Diego State in the semifinals...three of the 3s came in a span of 55 seconds as the Lobos grabbed a 43-22 lead four minutes into the second half

2012-13 • JUNIOR

• MVP of Mountain West Tournament

• 3rd Team All-Mountain West

• MW co-Player of the Week (Nov. 19 after games against Davidson, Illinois-Chicago and George Mason)

• Paradise Jam All-Tournament Team (45 points, seven 3s, 12-13 FTs, eight assists in three games)

Stats & Trends
Started every game, averaging 12.5 points...made a team-high 64 3-pointers and shot a team-best 84.3% (86-102) from the FT line, which ranked No. 2 in the MW • MW co-Player of the Week Nov. 19 when he averaged 19.7 points, hit eight 3s and 17-19 FTs in three games...included was the game-winning shot against George Mason • made 32 of his past 36 FT tries • scored 108 points the last six games (18.0 ppg) on 36-69 (52%) FGs and 23-45 (51%) from 3-point...Lobos were 16-3 when he attempted at least 10 FGs in a game

Single Game Highlights
Tremendous junior season debut with 25 points, plus five rebounds, three assists, two blocks and two steals in a career-best 40 minutes against Davidson...did take a career-high 22 shots, the most by a Lobo in a non-OT game since Ruben Douglas took 26 at San Diego State on Feb. 24, 2003 • swished a contested 3 with 1.8 seconds left for an improbable 70-69 victory over George Mason, a game UNM trailed by five with 11.9 seconds left...it was the Lobos' only lead of the second half and it capped a career-high 27-point output, 18 of those coming after halftime...made 8-12 FGs, 4-6 from 3, 7-7 FTs and he led UNM with four assists • 11 points (4-4 FTs) and two assists in the win over No. 21 UConn • tied a career high with seven assists in just 23 minutes against Idaho • 13 points, five rebounds, five assists and a steal against Mercer • 10 points and four assists against New Mexico State on 4-7 FGs and 2-2 from 3 • 9 of his 11 points at New Mexico State came in the second half, including a short jumper in the final minute that provided UNM with a decisive 64-58 advantage • 13 points vs. South Dakota State, but just 3-9 FGs and 2-7 from 3 • 10 points in the win at No. 8 Cincinnati and his baseline jumper with 2:28 remaining were the final and decisive points in the 55-54 victory • 13 points and three assists against (24/19) UNLV...scored eight in the second half • 16 points, five rebounds, two assists, two steals and a career-high three blocks against Fresno State • 22 points at Boise State on 7-12 FGs, 3-5 3s and 5-7 FTs...hit 3 3s in a game for the first time in 12 games • bettered his MW career-high with 23 points, including two critical free throws with 7.7 seconds left, against Colorado State...it marked the first back-to-back 20-point games of his career...hit three 3s for the second straight game as well • limited to seven points (2-7 FGs) in 29 minutes at (25) San Diego State...also guilty of a career-high six turnovers...playing time and effectiveness were somewhat limited after doing the splits with about seven minutes left in the first half • a little under the weather against Nevada, but six points, five assists and three rebounds in 21 minutes • team-high 14 points against Air Force on 5-9 FGs and 3-7 from 3-point • just six points at UNLV on 3-10 FGs and 0-3 from 3-point...did have a season-high six rebounds • 10 points, two rebounds and three assists at Fresno State...his jumper with 20 seconds left and the shot clock near zero gave UNM a 52-48 advantage • solid all-around game against Boise State with 12 points (2-5 3s), six rebounds, four assists, a block and a steal in 39 minutes vs. the Broncos • 10 points in the win at (22/21) Colorado State, but just 2-9 FGs...was 6-6 from the FT line and added five assists and four rebounds • 10 points, three rebounds and two assists in 37 minutes against San Diego State...stellar defense on Aztecs' Jamaal Franklin, who was just 3-13 on FGs • nine points (1-6 3s) and four rebounds in 35 minutes against Wyoming • MW career-high 25 points at Nevada on 8-11 FGs, 3-6 from 3 and 6-7 FTs...also four rebounds, four assists and no turnovers...2nd-most points in his career after 27 against George Mason on Nov. 18...scored UNM's final 10 points of the first half in a little more than three minutes • sank a career-high seven 3s at Air Force en route to 21 points...tried 13 3s, tying for the fifth-most in UNM history...added seven assists to tie a career best

2011-12 • SOPHOMORE

• Honorable Mention All-Mountain West • All-Mountain West Tournament Tean

• Branch Law Firm Men's Basketball Awards • Highest Free Throw Percentage

Led UNM with an 18-point scoring average in exhibition play, shooting .667 from the field and .636 from the three • added three blocks, three steals and five assists • scored nine points with three assists in his season debut against New Orleans • led with 18 points, including three threes against New Mexico State • scored 12 points with a career-high five dimes against Arizona State • led the Lobos with 18 points against Santa Clara, including four threes • set a then-career-high with 21 points, including four threes, against Washington State • had to that point a career-best six assists against Boston College, adding 13 points. His four threes gave him 12 for the 76 Classic, setting a new record for threes in a tournament (later tied) • had a streak of five straight games in double-figures ended with a five point night against Idaho State • scored 12 against Missouri State, including two early threes • hit for double-figures with 10 points, including a pair of threes, at USC • limited to just 20 minutes against Oklahoma State due to getting poked in the eye, and then suffering a cut, forcing him to switch jerseys • lit up Montana State, hitting five threes in the opening minutes of the game on the way to a career-high 24 points, including a career-best six three-pointers, on just eight attempts •had a solid night with 12 points, three assists, and two steals against UMKC • tied a career-high with 24 points against NMSU, hitting five threes and going 9-for-9 from the line • had eight points on 3-of-4 shooting, and five boards against Saint Louis • scored 18 points to lead UNM against Houston Baptist, going 7-for-11 from the field with four assists • scored 12 points with two blocks against North Dakota • scored seven at Wyoming, including 5-for-5 from the line • was held scoreless until the final 40 seconds against San Diego State • rebounded nicely at UNLV, scoring 15 points and grabbing three rebounds, hitting four three-pointers • scored 12 vs. Colorado State with three assists • led UNM with 18 points and four three-pointers against TCU • hit a pair of threes at Air Force • scored 13 points, including two dunks, at Boise State • didn't attempt a shot against Wyoming • didn't score a point for the second straight game • scored 12 points with a team-high five assists and no turnovers against UNLV • scored six points on a pair of threes against TCU • recorded a career-high two blocks along with five assists and six points against Air Force • had a career-high seven assists against Boise State • was named all-tournament after averaging 13 points per game in the MW Tournament, hitting nine three-pointers • had 10 points against Air Force, and then followed that with 15 points, six boards, and six assists against UNLV • scored 14 points in the first half of the title game against San Diego State • struggled in his first NCAA Tournament, scoring three points, but he did dish out four assists

2010-11 • FRESHMAN

• Averaged 4.4 ppg, 1.9 rpg and 17.5 minutes whle playing in 34 of 35 games • DNP against Air Force March 5 due to an ankle sprain suffered three days before at BYU • Started six straight games from Feb. 1-23 before coming off the bench the final seven games • Just 11 points in his last eight games, going 4-27 from the floor and 1-20 from three • that followed a seven-game stretch from Jan. 22-Feb. 16 where he averaged 10.3 ppg on 17-31 threes • 6.0 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 41% (20-49) from three-point and 23.2 minutes in 15 MWC games versus regular-season non-conference numbers of 3.5 ppg, 1.5 rpg, 31% (8-26) from three-point and 13.1 minutes • Made a three in a team-high nine straight games before going 0-4 against Utah Feb. 19 • 14 points on 3-4 3s, 3-3 FTs and five rebounds in 34 minutes at San Diego State Feb. 16 • Career-high 19 points against Wyoming Feb. 9 when he made a career-best 5 treys • Breakout performance in the win over No. 9 BYU Jan. 29 with 16 points off the bench - all in the second half - to rally the Lobos from 13 points down • scoring outburst came in a span of 13:28 and he made his last four 3-point tries • 10 points and six rebounds in 31 minutes at UNLV Jan. 22 • made 3-4 FGs, 2-3 on threes and 2-2 FTs • his clutch three-pointer gave UNM a 61-58 lead with 1:52 left • First career start at Texas Tech and he scored 7 points on 4-4 FTs • seven points (3-5 FGs) in 15 minutes against Colorado in Las Vegas • All seven of his points at New Mexico State came in the first half on two threes and a FT • also had two offensive rebounds and an assist in just 10 minutes • Came off the bench to tally five points, four rebounds, an assist and a steal in 19 minutes against Arizona State...made his first collegiate three-pointer during UNM's 20-0 run in the first half

HIGH SCHOOL

A 2009 graduate of King HS in Riverside, Calif. • Averaged 14 points, 7 rebounds, 4 blocks and 3 assists as a senior in 2008-09 • The Wolves were 30-3 that season, and finished seventh nationally in the MaxPreps/National Guard computer rankings • Played for head coach Tim Sweeney

PERSONAL

Born Nov. 10, 1991 • Favorite color is red • Major is University Studies

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