Getting to know Boys Basketball Star Anthony Moynihan ’18 - Easthampton (VIDEO)
Easthampton’s Anthony Moynihan ‘18 guided his team to the state finals and became a household name in the making. Despite Northampton’s loss to Watertown in the D3 State finals, Easthampton and Moynihan left with their heads high because many did not predict them to get this far.
Ant is headed to Iowa next year to play for legendary David Arseneault and the Grinnell Pioneers.
Grinnell has led the NCAA in scoring a few years over the last decades. The school averages over 100 points per game over the last two years, and in recent years they have averaged an NCAA high with 130 points per game.
Moynihan’s High School accolades.
- 2nd Western Mass Championship in school history
- 515 points in a season (EHS record)
- tied single-season record for made 3pt FG (61)
- Broke the All-Time record at EHS for most 20+ point games in a row (8)
- Led ALL of Western Mass in scoring (515)
- Third in Western Mass FG made (173)
- Sixth in Western Mass in 3p FG made in a season (61)
- Second in Western Mass in FT made (108)
- Fourth in Western Mass ppg (20.6)
- Other Stats: 5.4 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 3.5 steals
Wayne Gethers (video credit) of LW Productions, reporting for Mass Prep Stars, connected with the former Easthampton star in a
"Getting to Know You" Q-and-A segment.
Q: High school -
Q: Where are you from originally?
A: Hoboken NJ, now Worthington MA.
Q: Best HS basketball memory?
A: Hitting a game winner vs. our rival, Hampshire, to win the league and knock them out of the playoffs, in front of a sold-out crowd.
Q: Most points scored in HS/AAU game?
A: HS- 30 - Ware (7-11 3pt) - AAU 36p (12-15 3 pt)
Q: Did you ever think about going to prep or private school?
A: Yes, if I didn’t get into Grinnell College.
Q: If you were not playing basketball, what sport?
Q: What do you want to do after college?
A: Play pro basketball overseas
Q: Where are you going next year?
A: Grinnell College in Iowa
Q: Why did you choose Grinnell?
A: They play my style, high scoring, and fast. I love the coaches and it is a perfect system to help develop my game and academically its one of the top schools in the country.
Q: What other schools were you considering?
A: University of New England, Newbury College, Hilbert College, Southern Vermont College, Mount Ida University.
Q: What AAU Teams did you play for?
A: Rebels Basketball Club
Q: How was your AAU experience? -
A: Awesome. I got to play with seven of my best friends.
Q: Best AAU memory?
A: Winning a live period event.
Q: Nike or Adidas?
Q: What are you doing on an “off day”?
A: Getting shots up, watching the Office or Simpsons, or hanging with my family (Little brother Tre, little sister Madi, my mom and dad. Maybe grabbing food at Applebee’s, going to the movies, and lifting.
Q: Favorite NBA Team?
Q: Favorite NBA player?
A: Paul Pierce
Q: Favorite NFL team?
Q: Do you have a trainer?
A: Yes, Brian Pickard at Timeless Training and Jason Moynihan at The Academy.
Q: Favorite food?
Q: Something most people don’t know about you?
A: I love tattoos
Q: Favorite movie?
A: Get Out
Q: Righty or Lefty?
Q: Advice you would offer to kids growing up on and off the court?
A: Get yourself out there! Meet as many people as you can. Going to camps and AAU helps you make relationships that will last a lifetime. This summer alone I have met some of my best friends, from Alabama to Pennsylvania. Enjoy every moment because you’re only going to get this experience for a few years.
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