Iona Men's Basketball BIO
3 Tavon Sledge
A jet quick, 5-9 point guard, Sledge will be able to practice with the team this season and step in at the point guard position after the graduation of Lamont Jones after this season.
AS A FRESHMAN (IOWA STATE, 2011-12):
saw limited action in eight contests for the Cyclones...He averaged a point per game and had a season-high four points vs. Prairie View A&M.
BEFORE IONA (HALF HOLLOW HILLS WEST HIGH SCHOOL / SAINT BENEDICT'S PREP):
A Rockland County native that played scholastically on Long Island...One of the top players from the area, he was ranked as high as the third-best player from New York City behind Jabari Hinds (Mt. Vernon HS / West Virginia) and Achraf Yacoubou (Long Island Lutheran HS / Villanova)...Sledge was named All-New York City First Team by NYHoops.com and was ranked as the 79th best player in the Class of 2011 by Hoopscoop.com...He was a two-time All-State, All-Long Island and All-Conference recipient...As a senior, Sledge averaged 25.3 points, 5.2 assists and 3.5 steals, leading his team to an 18-6 mark and a Class AA state semifinal appearance...He exploded nationally when he recorded a career-high 46 points in a double-overtime win over Elmont in the state quarterfinals....The total set a new Long Island AA scoring record and earned him National Player of the Week accolades by ESPNRise...In the effort he tallied 13 of his team's 17 points in the overtime periods...Following the senior campaign, he played in the Mary Kline Classic, an All-Star game for the top players in the Mid-Atlantic Region...During his junior season at Half Hollow Hills, he averaged 18.3 points and 11.1 assists and helped lead his team to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class AA championship game...He was co-MVP of the squad along with current Milwaukee Buck and former Tennessee standout Tobias Harris...Sledge spent his freshman and sophomore seasons at Saint Benedict's Preparatory School in Newark, NJ.