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Roney Eford #13

Position: Forward/Guard
Height: 6'6“
Weight: 205
Hometown: Queens, NY
Highschool: Berkshire (Mass.) School
Birthdate: June 1, 1972

High School Career

Roney hails from New York City (Hollis Queens) and attended Archbishop Molloy High School for one year. He then went to the Berkshire School in Sheffield, Massachusetts, where he averaged 25.8 points, 9.7 rebounds and 4.2 assists as a senior. He also shot 52% from the field, 46% from three-point range and 82.5% from the foul line that year, finishing as the school's all-time leading scorer, with 1,333 points. His efforts earned him All-State and honorable mention All-American honors in 1990-91.

Prep School Career

Led New Hampton (N.H.) Prep to a 20-4 record during the 1991-92 season, averaging 23 points, 6.2 rebounds and 4.5 assists.

Marquette Career

  • One of two Marquette players, along with Dominic James to earn Conference Rookie of the Year
  • One of only 16 Marquette players ever to have 1000 points & 500 rebounds in a career

Roney led Marquette in scoring (13.2 ppg) during the 1994-95 season and was named team captain for the 1995-96 season.

All-Time Marquette Rankings

  • 16th, Points (1,471)
  • 11th, Rebounds (697)

All-Time Career Leader Rankings

  • 8th, Games Played (125)
  • 9th, Field Goals Attempted (1252)
  • 7th, Three Point Field Goal Percentage (min. 200 att.) (38.5%)
All-Time Junior Season Rankings
  • 10th, Three Point Field Goals Made (49)
  • 9th, Three Point Field Goals Attempted (132)
  • 8th, Three Point Field Goal Percentage (min. 100 att.) (37.1%)
  • 9th, Blocked Shots (31)
All-Time Sophomore Season Rankings
  • 10th (tied), Three Point Field Goals Made (39)
  • 7th, Three Point Field Goal Percentage (min. 50 att.) (40.6%)
All-Time Freshman Season Rankings
  • 9th, Points (307)
  • 8th, Scoring Average (11)
  • 10th, Field Goals Made (108)
  • 10th, Field Goals Attempted (237)
  • 7th, Field Goal Percentage (min. 200 att.) (45.6%)
  • 9th, Three Point Field Goals Made (29)
  • 3rd (tied), Three Point Field Goal Percentage (min. 50 att.) (42.6%)
  • 6th, Free Throws Made (62)
  • 2nd, Free Throw Percentage (min 70 att.) (79.5%)

Accolades

  • 1992-93 Great Midwest Conference Newcomer of the Year
  • 1992-93 Great Midwest Conference All-Newcomer Team
  • 1992-93 Street & Smith's Freshman All-American, Fifth Team
  • 1992-93 Basketball Weekly Freshman All-American, Fifth Team
  • 1994 First Bank Classic MVP
  • 1994-95 All-Great Midwest Conference, Second Team

Professional Career

Eford played basketball professionaly for eight years. This included stints in Germany, China, Japan, Korea, Portugal and Belgium. Roney finished his professional career playing with the Albany Patroons of the CBA.

Post-Playing Career

After finishing his playing career Roney became the owner, GM and coach or ABA basketball team the New Jersey Skycats. After a failed endevor as team owner Roney became the GM and head coach of the New Jersey Flyers of the USBL.

Roney became the GM for ABA team the Brooklyn Wonders where he “wear(s) a lot of hats here. In addition to scouting for players and hiring a coaching staff, I solicit sponsorships and try to come up with creative ticket plans. As a GM in the minor leagues, you get involved in every aspect of the operation.”

The Wonders were bought and the name changed to the Brooklyn Comets, where Eford became the Head Coach. ===== Personal ===== Roney earned All-New England honors in cross country as a prepster. Eford was also a two-year member of the honor roll and three-year member of the academic performance list in high school. He graduated from Marquette with a Pre-Law degree. One of Audrey Fields' four children. Worked in the office of Sen. Herb Kohl, summer of 1994. ===== Links ===== Catching up with Roney Eford article Roney's Foundation