- Date of Birth:
- April 17, 1991
- 6' 8"
Cleanthony Early (born on April 17, 1991 in Bronx, New York) is an American basketball player. He first attended Pine Bush High School in New York, but transferred to Durham, North Carolina’s Mount Zion Christian Academy, which is known for its basketball program. After his brother died, he decided to move closer to home and attend Sullivan Community College, before signing to Wichita State. He played on the school’s Final Four team in 2013, and in his senior year, he led his team to an undefeated season, although they lost in the round of 32 in the NCAA tournament. After college, Cleanthony was selected by the New York Knicks as the 34th overall pick in the 2014 draft.
Best Known For:
Cleanthony is best known as a professional basketball player for the New York Knicks.
Cleanthony was shot after leaving a strip club in Queens, New York in the early morning of Dec. 30, 2015. He took a bullet to the knee, but was said to be in stable condition by the next morning.