Andrew Toney

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Andrew Toney (born November 23, 1957 in Birmingham) is an American former professional basketball player who played for the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers from 1980-1988. He was dubbed the "Boston Strangler" by Boston sportswriters during the 76ers' and Boston Celtics' rivalry in the early 1980s because of his ability to single-handedly dominate games against the Celtics.

Toney was drafted by the Sixers out of Southwestern Louisiana University (now Louisiana-Lafayette) with the eighth pick of the 1980 NBA Draft.

He was named to two All-Star teams, in 1982 and 1983, and averaged 15.9 points per game for his career.

Toney's son Channing played college basketball at UAB. Toney was inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in the class of 2016.


  • Andrew Toney (November 2, 2007) Wikipedia - accessed November 6, 2007

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