Dexter Boney

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Dexter Boney became the leading scorer in Delaware high school basketball history, a NCAA Division I college basketball star and the second Delaware high school graduate to play in the National
Basketball Association.

At Brandywine High School, he became the first boy to be named first-team All-State in basketball three times. His 2,358 points broke the career record that was held for the previous 10 years by
Wesley Townsend. Boney held the record for 18 years until his son’s Tatnall teammate Jawan Carter reached 2,464. He led the state in scoring as a sophomore and a senior, and was second in the state
in scoring as a junior. He averaged 10 rebounds per game as a junior and senior. He led the Blue Hen Conference in scoring as a freshman.

At University of Nevada Las Vegas, he was first team all-Big West in 1993 (with J.R. Rider, Bruce Bowen and Lucious Harris), after leading the team with 70 steals. Over two years at UNLV, he
averaged 15.1 points per game, leading the Running Rebels to the longest winning streak in the nation in 1992 and a 47-8 record over his two seasons, playing for Jerry Tarkanian and Rollie Massimino,
after starring for two seasons at Hagerstown (Md.) Community College.

In his 10-year professional career, he was named the Most Valuable Player in the Continental Basketball Association and MVP of the CBA All-Star game and played for several seasons overseas,
including China, Israel, and Mexico. He played in eight games for the Phoenix Suns in 1997, helping the team advance to the NBA Western Conference playoffs. In 2003, Sports Illustrated included him
among its 50 Greatest Sports Figures from the state of Delaware. He was inducted into the Delaware Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009. 

 

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