Toney in 1983
|Born||November 23, 1957|
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Listed weight||178 lb (81 kg)|
|High school||Charles B. Glenn|
|NBA draft||1980 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8th overall|
|Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Points||7,458 (15.9 ppg)|
|Rebounds||1,009 (2.2 rpg)|
|Assists||1,965 (4.2 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
He was dubbed "The Boston Strangler" by Boston sportswriters during the 76ers' and Celtics' rivalry in the early 1980s because of his ability to single-handedly dominate games against the Celtics, including Game 7 of the 1982 Eastern Conference Finals when he scored 34 points in the game. He also scored 30 points in Game 2, 39 points in Game 4 and averaged 26.4 points per game in that series.
He was named to two All-Star teams, in 1982 and 1983, and averaged 15.9 points per game for his career.
Toney was an integral part of the 1982–83 76ers championship team, along with Julius Erving, Moses Malone, Bobby Jones and Maurice Cheeks, but his career was cut short after seven seasons by chronic foot injuries.
Pat Williams, vice president of basketball operations for the Orlando Magic, shared an anecdote with Tony Rizzo while being interviewed on The Really Big Show on ESPN850 WKNR in Cleveland on February 11, 2010, while promoting his latest book about the late Chuck Daly. Williams said that when he was a general manager back in the days of their great rivalry with the Lakers and Sixers (c. 1980–1983), he asked Danny Ainge, the Celtics guard, what player he worried about the most come playoff time. "Not Magic or Dr. J, it's Andrew Toney that keeps me awake at night!" said Ainge. Williams went on to say that were it not for injuries Toney would have been a Hall of Famer. Former NBA All-Star and TNT analyst Charles Barkley stated that Toney was the best player he ever played with.
Toney's son Channing played NCAA Division I basketball at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and played few matches professionally in Poland with Asseco Prokom Gdynia. He also won the second-tier Finnish Division I championship with Bisons Loimaa.
NBA career statistics
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
|†||Won an NBA championship|
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- "Asseco Prokom adds two more to roster". Euroleague.net. October 14, 2010. Archived from the original on March 24, 2020. Retrieved March 24, 2020.
- "Loimaa vei ratkaisevan divarifinaalin, nousi Korisliigaan". basket.fi. April 4, 2011. Archived from the original on March 24, 2020. Retrieved March 24, 2020.