Tony Rena Snell, Jr. (born November 10, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Snell played college basketball for the New Mexico Lobos before declaring for the NBA draft after his junior year. He was drafted with the 20th overall pick in 2013 NBA draft by the Bulls.
Born in Watts, California, Snell moved to Phoenix, Arizona before his senior year to finish high school at Westwind Preparatory Academy. Snell was the starting shooting guard for New Mexico in his sophomore and junior seasons, helping lead the Lobos to back-to-back Mountain West Conference (MWC) regular season and conference tournament championships and NCAA Tournament bids.
In July 2014, Snell re-joined the Bulls for the 2014 NBA Summer League where he averaged 20.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.8 assists in five games, earning All-NBA Summer League first team honors. He was reunited with former Lobo teammates Bairstow (2014 Bulls’ draftee) and Williams on the Bulls’ summer league squad. On February 10, 2015, he scored a career-high 24 points in the Bulls’ 104–86 win over the Sacramento Kings.
Career highlights and awards
MWC Tournament MVP (2013)
Third-team All-MWC (2013)