Tony DeFilippo
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    Forward/Guard
HS: Elmira Free Academy Elmira, NY
Born:  
Season Stats
Season Cl Pos G GS FG FGA % FT FTA % Fls DQ TO ST BS Pts PPG
1927-28 So G 7 4 0 0
0 0
0 0 0 0 0 36 5.1
1928-29 Jr F/G 15 2 0 0
0 0
0 0 0 0 0 14 0.9
1929-30 Sr F/G +1 0 0 0
0 0
0 0 0 0 0 +2 0.0
Career    
+23
+6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
+52
0.0

Tony 'Flip' DeFilippo was a reserve guard on the Syracuse basketball team for three seasons, lettering in the 1929 season. He also lettered one season for the varsity football program.

DeFilippo did not join the varsity squad until the second semester his sophomore season. He would start the last four games of the season, and lead the Orangemen in the scoring the last two games. DeFilippo would be the hero of the Cornell game scoring a career high 14 points in a 29-27 win, and would score another 12 points in a 28-15 win over rival Colgate.

DeFilippo started his junior season as one of the starting five. After a couple of games, the fleet footed Ev Katz replaced him in the lineup. DeFilippo would remain a valuable reserve and play every game of the season.

After graduation, DeFilippo became a prominent lawyer in his hometown of Elmira, NY. He encouraged the Elmira hometown hero Ernie Davis to go to Syracuse, and was Davis' agent when he signed his professional contract with the Cleveland Browns.

He was named a Syracuse Letterwinner of Distinction in 1992. He passed away in 1989.

[Scoring missing from four games in 1929-1930 noted by the +]

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