Posted On: 10/16/18 9:35 AM

The heart of a basketball player is something that can’t be measured. In the case of 5’7” point guard Peter Tonthola, it can certainly be seen. He is a senior that attends Kalamazoo Central High School. Tonthola played grassroots basketball with Kingz Nation, averaging about 6 points and 6 assists per game. 

Peter Tonthola simply helps his team win. He’s at his best in a set offense, controlling the ball setting up his teammates. Tonthola is a good passer, choosing the most efficient options and delivering the ball on a string. He is a solid shooter who can make a defense pay for stepping back on him. Tonthola prides himself on his man-to-man defense. He likes to get in the face of a ball handler and make a big stop. 

Tonthola is always grinding, trying to improve his game. He is working to improve his ability to drive to the basket and finish at the rim. Tonthola is working to find ways to use his height to his advantage. 

Peter Tonthola could be a valuable addition to a basketball program. He’s a pass first point guard who can change a game with his ability to dish the ball. Tonthola is unselfish with the basketball, focusing more on what his team needs him to do to win, than on filling a stat sheet. Most of all, he brings the heart and desire of a champion. 

Tonthola could see his recruitment pick up this season. He has already received a letter from Penn State University – Beaver Campus. Tonthola has learned that he can be a preferred walk-on at Grand Valley State University. 

Tonthola has goals on and off the court that he is looking to achieve. He wants to attend college so he can become a software engineer. On the court, Tonthola wants to show his athleticism by throwing down a dunk. He has the dream of being a college basketball player. With his heart and work ethic, these dreams are very attainable. 

“My biggest role model is Ronaldo Segu (C/o 2018). Every year I was cut from high school basketball, that never made me want to give up and I kept grinding to the point where I am now.” – Peter Tonthola