The Houses We Grew Up In: Anthony Tolliver

October 10, 2017

“Springfield is home for me. Every time I come home I stay in my childhood home, in my own bed. It was a great place to grow up.”

—Anthony Tolliver, 10-year NBA Veteran

 


 


Springfield holds a special place in our hearts and we know it does for lots of other folks as well. So, we decided to help rekindle some great memories for Springfield native by taking them back to the houses they grew up in. We reached out to 10-year NBA Veteran Anthony Tolliver to revisit his childhood home near Kickapoo High School in Springfield.

 

Tolliver operates the Anthony Tolliver Basketball Camp every year at the Courts in Springfield, so he’s home during the NBA offseason. He’s used to seeing the home he grew up in because he kept it in the family after moving out for college. His sister now occupies the home and has kept his room just as it was back in his Kickapoo days. Tolliver told us about his memories of the home, especially ones involving his mother. She passed away in 2008 after his NBA career had just begun. He recounted her support in his life and how he arrived at the name of his building development company, Say You Can.

 

Tolliver says that Springfield was a great place to grow up. He remembered playing basketball with friends in the driveway as a kid and the events leading up to his making an NBA team. Tolliver was a part of the Kickapoo Class 5 State Champion team in 2003.  He loves that Springfield has developed a bit since his high school years and praised the city as just the right amount of big city and small town. One of his favorite things about living in Springfield is the people. Many of his friends still live in the Queen City and share business interests here with Tolliver.

 

You can check out more about Anthony’s apparel company, Active Faith right here! Be sure to check out the Detroit Pistons this year as well! We’ll be cheering for you Anthony!

 

Anthony Tolliver

 

We’d like to thank the Tolliver family for sharing their memories with us and for being a great example of what makes our city great!

Brought to you by Hogan Land Title, Murney Associates Realtors and Double Jump Media

You May Also Like...

15 Gorgeous Golf Course Homes in the Oza...

Aug 16, 2018

If you're a fan of golf, it's tough to imagine a better place to live than right there on the course. Having...

Why I Moved to Springfield with Doug Nef...

Jul 18, 2018

Doug Neff is a busy guy. He is the Chairman and CEO of Commerce Bank, helping folks all across the Ozarks...

10 Luxury Homes in the Ozarks You Have t...

Jul 13, 2018

With summer in full swing, we've seen a lot of amazing homes come onto the market! If you're looking for...


Instagram