Utah State adds Lorenzo as Director of Basketball Analytics

Utah State head men’s basketball coach Danny Sprinkle announced the hiring of Anthony Lorenzo as director of basketball analytics.

Lorenzo spent the last four seasons as Washington State’s coordinator of operations, first joining the staff as a graduate manager in charge of operations in 2019-20.

Prior to WSU, Lorenzo spent two seasons at the Academy of Art as an assistant coach. The best season in program history came in 2017-18 as the Urban Knights delivered a program wins record, the program’s longest winning streak and two of the biggest wins in program history.

As ART U made a push toward the postseason, the team won three-straight in early January, knocking off UH Hilo, Dominican and Holy Names over an eight-day span. Then, in the regular season’s final two weeks, Academy of Art defeated Hawaii Pacific, Notre Dame de Namur and Concordia in double overtime on Senior Day to finish 12-14 overall — just one victory shy of qualifying for the PacWest Conference Championship.

Kendall Brown, who made the game-winning basket against CUI, ended his collegiate career as a member of the All-PacWest Second Team.

Lorenzo came to ART U after stepping across town from University of San Francisco where he served as video coordinator for the Dons’ men’s basketball team during the 2016-17 season.

Prior to working at USF, Lorenzo spent two years coaching NCAA Division III men’s basketball with stays at Centenary College and Rutgers University-Newark. During that time, he helped coach his teams to two winning seasons, including a 20-8 record with the Scarlet Raiders (2015-16) and a 15-13 record with the Cyclones (2014-15).

While growing up in Piscataway, New Jersey, Lorenzo was a two-sport athlete, competing on varsity for two years in both basketball and football at Bishop Ahr High School. After graduating, he headed to Rutgers University-New Brunswick and spent two years as the head student manager for the women’s basketball team under Hall of Fame coach C. Vivian Stringer. Also while in college, Lorenzo spent time as a coach for the Hoop Group Elite and Hoop Nation AAU, and graduated with a degree in exercise science and sports studies, sport management. 


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