Tony Skinn enters his third year with the Patriots and is a returning starter in the backcourt... Excellent athlete with outstanding quickness... Good leaping ability... Effective shooter from the perimeter as well as mid-range... Handles the ball very well... Solid defender on the ball... Majoring in communication.
CAREER LIST ENTERING 2005-06 SEASON: Ranked 14th in 3-point field goal percentage and 17th in free throw percentage.
2004-05: Saw action in 27 games, earning 26 starts... Missed two contests due to injury... Selected to the all-CAA third team... Ranked second at George Mason in scoring with 14.4 points per game and led the team in free throw percentage (.757)... Listed third on the squad in assists (59)... Rated second at Mason in 3-point field goals with 39 and was second in 3-point FG percentage (.342)... Posted 22 steals... Averaged 2.9 rebounds per contest... Played 26.2 minutes per game... Led the Patriots in scoring at 16.0 ppg against conference opponents... Registered double figures in scoring 20 times... Logged 20 or more points seven times... Netted his first career double-double with 21 points and a career-high 10 rebounds against William & Mary (1/29/05) and also had six assists... Named CAA co-Player of the Week (1/31/05)... Listed ninth in the league in scoring average and was 11th in free throw percentage... Was 13th in the CAA in 3-pt field goals made per game (1.44)... Led George Mason in scoring 10 times and in rebounding three times... Totaled 23 points, five rebounds and a career-best eight assists vs. Duquesne (11/27/04)... Registered 25 points on 11-for-20 field goal shooting and tied career-high with four assists at Va. Commonwealth (2/14/05)... Made 12-of-15 from the free throw line at McNeese State (12/28/04) and finished with 20 points.
2003-04Saw action in 32 games and started 10... Played 19.1 minutes per contest... Started the final nine games of the season... Averaged 8.2 points and 2.1 rebounds per outing... Made 39.1 percent (84-of-215) of his field goals... Connected at 34.1 percent from three-point range... Shot 72.7 percent from the free throw line (64-of-88)... Added 28 steals and 39 assists... Had two blocked shots... Scored in double figures 10 times, including all three CAA tournament games... Selected to the CAA all-tournament team... Averaged 14.1 points per game over the final seven games of the season... Posted a career-best 27 points in 27 minutes on 8-of-12 shooting and was 8-of-9 from the charity stripe against UNC Wilmington (3/7/04)... Totaled 19 points at Hofstra (2/18/04), scoring on a career-best 5-of-8 three-point attempts... Grabbed a career-high five rebounds against Delaware (3/6/04)... Led George Mason or tied for the team lead in scoring four times (19 at Hofstra; 27 vs. UNC Wilmington; 17 vs. Va. Commonwealth, 3/8/04; 16 against Tennessee, 3/17/04)... Ranked 10th in the league in free throw percentage (72.7)... Earned a spot on the Athletic Director's Honor in the Spring for excellence in the classroom.
AT BLINN COLLEGE: Played in 27 games during the 2001-02 season at Blinn College, averaging 5.7 points (153 points) and dishing out 1.5 assists per game (41 assists)... Shot 36.0 percent from the field and 25.0 percent (9 of 36) from three-point range... Made 72.0 percent of his free throws... Grabbed 19 rebounds and totaled 22 steals.
HIGH SCHOOL: Had outstanding four-year varsity career at Takoma Academy for coach David Jones... Selected first-team All-Beltway Conference, first-team Montgomery Gazette All-Montgomery County, and Washington Post All-Metropolitan honorable mention as a senior after averaging 26.5 points, 5.0 assists, and 5.0 rebounds per game with the Tigers in 2000-01... Contributed 18.5 points and 5.0 rebounds per contest as a junior... Named first-team All-Beltway Conference and All-Metro honorable mention in 1999-2000... Recorded 10 points and 5.0 assists per game during his sophomore season... Posted career-high 41 points in a contest at Newport Prep... Finished career as school's all-time leading scorer with 1,096 points.
PERSONAL: Full name is Tony Oludewa Jeffrey Skinn... Born February 8, 1983... Son of Juliana Tubi... Has one sibling, Tosin Skinn... Played for coach Harold Bates of the Washington D.C. Executive III team that finished third at the summer 2003 National Junior Men's Basketball Invitational Championship... Named 2003 first-team National Junior Men's Basketball all-American... 2003 graduate of Hagerstown College... Transferred to Hagerstown Community College after spending the 2001-02 season at Blinn College (TX)... Did not play collegiate basketball at Hagerstown... 2001 graduate of Takoma Academy where he also lettered in cross-country... Friend of former Patriot standout Jason Miskiri (1997-99)... Enjoys listening to music and reading the bible... Chose George Mason over Texas A&M, Marshall, Hartford, and East Carolina.