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Anton Tuz

  #52
  Position: C    Ht.: 6-10    Wt.: 270
  Hometown: Mykolair, Ukraine
  Previous School: Rock Academy School
  Eligibility: Sr.  Major: Business Administration & Management

2011-12: Recorded 136 minutes on the court in his 17 outings, including three starts... Gained the starting nod against Mount Olive (Nov. 11), No. 19 Lincoln Memorial (Feb. 1) and Mars Hill (Feb. 29)... Scored a career-high 12 points off the bench against Cincinnati Christian (Nov. 19)... Shot 6-of-10 from the floor in his 13 minutes of action... Scored six points at Mars Hill (Jan. 21) and followed with 11 points in a home rematch with Lions as he shot 5-for-5 from the field... Shot 46.5 percent from the field, including a sizzling 6-of-7 (.857) in his last two games... Averaged 1.8 rebounds per contest on the year... Grabbed a season-best five boards against Mount Olive and four rebounds against Mars Hill... Recorded two steals against LMU.

2010-11: Played in 16 contests where he logged 62 minutes, scored 23 points and posted seven rebounds... Shot 50 percent from the floor and 77.8 percent from the free throw line... Scored a season-high six points at Anderson (Feb. 16)... Played in a career-best 13 minutes against the Trojans... Hauled in a season-best two rebounds at Newberry (Dec. 4) and scored three points... Blocked a shot at NCAA Division I Wright State (Dec. 11)... NABC Honors Court.

2009-10: Played in four contests, seeing action against Georgia College & State Univ. (Nov. 28), Newberry (Jan. 20), Wingate (Feb. 10) and Carson-Newman (Feb. 13)… Scored his first points in a Tusculum uniform against Wingate.

2008-09: Redshirt.

High School: Graduated from The Rock Academy in Gainesville, Fla… Coached by Svend Wilbekin… Two-time All-Area Team selection (2006, 2008)… 2007 All-City Team pick… Named Team Best Defensive Player of the Year twice (2006, 2008)… Member of two District championship teams… Led 2007 squad to State runner-up finish… Played club basketball where his team advanced to the regional final, rallying from an 18-point deficit.

Personal: Born June 15, 1989 in Mykolair, Ukraine… Son of Viktor and Tamara Tuz… Majoring in business administration and management… Activities listed in reading and video games... Athletic Director's Honor Roll... Plans to attend graduate school... Career goals: Playing Pro basketball; Favorite book: "Blessed Footsteps" by J.R. Holden; Favorite class at Tusculum: International Business; Favorite midnight snack: Chocolate chip cookies; Favorite movie: "The Hangover"; Favorite musical artist: David Guetta; Favorite song: "Memories"; Favorite sports teams: Los Angeles Lakers, Florida Gators; Least favorite food: Seafood; Favorite athlete: Daniel O'Conner; Most thrilling moment in sports: Winning the regional championship in high school; Advice to kids: "If you aren't first, you are last"; Favorite colors: Black and Red; Favorite food: Steak and shrimp; Favorite sport other than basketball: Soccer; Person Anton most admires: His father; Most famous person Anton has ever met: Dirk Nowitzki; Toughest player Anton has ever played against: Ricky Rubio; What people don't know about Anton: He can speak three languages; When people first meet Anton, they think: "He's tall".