Anthony “Tony” Tolbert, a Detroit high school basketball star who played at two Michigan colleges, has died at age 50.
Tolbert excelled in Dominican basketball, where he reinforced the Pueblo Nuevo clubs in Santiago and Los Prados in the National District in the 1990s.
With the pradense squad he was leader in points in the 1997 season when he averaged 27.3 after scoring 410 goals in 15 games. It also reinforced in Portugal.
Tolbert had been diagnosed with COVID-19 after not receiving the vaccine, friends and family told the Detroit Free Press.
“I didn’t think I could catch him … I would tell him every day, ‘Take your shot, take your shot,'” Antoine Joubert, a friend and partner, told WDIV-TV. “He would say, ‘I’m not worried about that.’
“He was a fun guy, full of life and a pleasure to be around and we will all miss him,” said former Tolbert coach Perry Watson.