Athens, GA (Oct 22, 2008) - For 12 years, former UNLV player Greg Anthony (pictured left) toiled in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He then went on to work as a NBA analyst for ABC Sports/ESPN. After working last year as an analyst on CBS Sports Network's NCAA March Madness Central, he is adding additional duties. In addition to his duties as an analyst for CBS College Sports Network's regular-season basketball coverage, he will be spending time with Seth Davis at the CBS Sports mother ship as the lead studio analyst for college basketball, including the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.
In a statement issued this morning, CBS Sports Vice President of Production Harold Bryant said,
“With his knowledge, passion and versatility as an analyst in the studio and in the field, Greg Anthony is quickly becoming one of the top analysts in college basketball. The addition of Greg improves CBS Sports’ roster of the best on-air talent in the business.”
Anthony, the career assists leader at UNLV, helped the Runnin’ Rebels win the national championship in 1990. He was a two-time Honorable Mention AP All-American in 1990 and 1991. And unlike many players at UNLV (according to NCAA reports over the years), Anthony actually graduated from UNLV with bachelor’s degree in Political Science.
He was drafted in 1991 by the New York Knicks. During his professional basketball career he played for New York, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, Milwaukee and Chicago.
Some Political Trivia
Since the presidential election will soon be here, there is some interesting political trivia about Anthony published by the IMG Speakers Bureau:
In college, Anthony was a national vice chairman for the Young Republicans (1989-91). In the summer of 1989, he interned on Capitol Hill for U.S. Rep. Barbara Vucanovich (R-Nev.). Anthony was appointed by President George Bush in 1990 to serve as a special assistant to the Ambassador of the Economic World Summit (G-7) in Houston, Texas.Seth Davis (his new studio partner) is a Duke graduate, the son of a former White House Special Counsel to the President for Bill Clinton, and an Obama Democrat, contributing close to $2,300 to his campaign. Maybe it is a good thing college basketball starts after election day.