Anthony Joseph Gaffney Jr. was born on 14th November 1984 in Boston, Massachusetts. This forward position athlete is a professional basketball player of American Boston Celtics.
Gaffney completed his high school studies from Somerset High School, Somerset, Massachusetts and graduated from the University of Massachusetts. He started playing basketball during his school days, having achieved the skills during the college days.
Gaffney has played in four season for the Somerset High School basketball team. During the senior season, he achieved twenty-three points, twelve rebounds, seven assists and eleven blocks. After playing for the senior season, Anthony Joseph Gaffney played a prep season with Northfield Mount Hermon School in Mount Hermon at Northfield Mount, Massachusetts. During this period, he scored around thirteen points, eight rebounds, four assists with four blocks.
During his college life, Gaffney has played for Boston University basketball team and University of Massachusetts basketball team. During his tenure as a basketball player at Boston University, he played in 29 games in 2004-05 season. He achieved 3.1 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1 assist. While playing for 2005-06 season, he achieved 4.5 points with 3.2 rebounds and 0.8 assists. After the 2005-06 season, he started playing for basketball team of the University of Massachusetts. During his tenure at University of Massachusetts, he played in 33 games with 8 starts in 2007-08 season and achieved 3.2 points with 4.8 rebounds and 0.6 assists per game. In 2008-09 season, he played in 30 games and scored around 11.5 points with 10.2 rebounds and 1.7 assists.
Gaffney has achieved several awards as a basketball player in college and school. During the senior season, he was rewarded with the “Most Valuable Player” title in Eastern Athletic Conference. In 2008-2009 season, he received Defensive Player of the Year, All-Defensive Team, and Second Team all conference in the Atlantic 10 Conference.
He has achieved hundred blocks and fifty steals in one season; he became second player in the world after Shelden Williams who had received this award.