Anthony Cole #35

Hometown:Arlington, TN
High School:Arlington
Height/Weight:6-1 / 193


Has played in eight games ... Averaging 0.0 points and 0.6 rebounds ... Has one blocked shot and one steal.

Helped Memphis to a 31-5 overall record and an unblemished 16-0 Conference USA mark in 2012-13 … The Tigers’ 31 wins are tied for the fifth-most for a season in school history … The 30-win campaign was the sixth in the program’s history … Memphis swept the Conference USA regular season and tournament titles for the sixth time in the last eight years … The undefeated conference record was the fifth in the program’s history (8-0 in 1928-29; 16-0 in 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09).

Played in eight games … Averaged 0.0 points and 0.6 boards … Had one blocked shot and one steal … Postseason (NCAA/C-USA Tournaments): Played in one postseason contest … Saw a minute of action in the C-USA Tournament semifinal victory over Tulsa … Grabbed on rebound vs. the Golden Hurricane … Conference USA play: Saw action in four league contests … Averaged 0.8 boards … Had only two field goal attempts and one three-point field goal attempt … Had one steal … Pulled down one rebound in the regular-season home finale vs. UAB … Played one minute vs. the Blazers … Played a season-high three minutes in a home victory over UCF … Grabbed one rebound and recorded his first collegiate steal vs. the Knights … Saw one minute of action in a home win over Tulsa … Played in his first Conference USA game in a road win at Rice … Had one rebound in one minute of action vs. the Owls … Non-conference play (regular season games only): Played in three non-league games … Averaged 0.3 boards … Had one blocked shot … Saw game action in a home win over Austin Peay … Played one minute in a home victory over Ohio … Posted his first collegiate blocked shot in a home victory over UT Martin … Also grabbed one rebound in one minute of action vs. the Skyhawks.

Played the final season of his prep career at Arlington High School in Arlington, Tenn. … Played in all 32 games for the Tigers in 2011-12 … Helped lead Arlington to a 20-12 overall record and a 7-3 District 14-AAA mark … Arlington finished second in the District 14-AAA regular season … The Tigers advanced to the Region 7-AAA semifinal round where they fell to Craigmont …

As a senior, scored 508 points for a 15.9 average … His scoring average led the Tigers and also was third in District 14-AAA … Had 11 20-point performances … Scored a season-best 26 points in a win over Bolton High School … An All-District 14-AAA first team selection … Also named to the 2011-12 Commercial Appeal Class AAA All-Metro Team … Member of the Tigers track and field squad …

Prior to his year at Arlington High School, played the 2009-10 and 2010-11 campaign at Briarcrest Christian School in Eads, Tenn. …

As a junior in 2010-11, helped lead the Saints to a 19-10 overall record … Briarcrest won the 2011 Sub-State championship and played in the district, region and state tournaments that season … Averaged 7.8 points (fourth on team) and 4.6 rebounds (second on team) … Also averaged 1.3 assists and 0.9 steals … Shot 48 percent from the floor and 66 percent from the free throw line …

As a sophomore in 2009-10, average 6.8 points in helping Briarcrest to a 16-11 record … Briarcrest won the 2010 Sub-State crown and played in the state tournament that season.

Why did you choose the University of Memphis?

I have always wanted to play here!

How is it playing for Coach Pastner?


What has been the most influential or beneficial tip that Coach Pastner or his staff has ever said to you?

There are no secrets.

What are your thoughts about playing in an NBA arena like the FedEx Forum?


Who is the funniest person on the team, practical joker, etc?

Joe Jackson

Up to this point, what is your all time career highlight?

D.J’s Memphis Madness Dunks

Which athlete has influenced you the most in how you play and your drive to play?

Chris Crawford

Where is your favorite place to eat when you are hanging with the guys?


When you need a break, what do you do?

Playing “Call of Duty”

When did you first realize just how dedicated the city of Memphis is to their Tigers?

My first Memphis Madness.

If you could tell people who aren’t from here one thing about Memphis, what would it be?

How much fun Memphis tigers basketball games are

What is the one thing you are most proud of when it comes to the City of Memphis?

Fan support!

Jookin is the newest dance craze to originate in Memphis. Can you Jook and if not, what is your best dance move?

The South Dallas Swag….