Tony Costner (born June 30, 1962) is an American former professional basketball player who was selected by the Washington Bullets in the 2nd round (34th overall) of the 1984 NBA Draft and played in Europe and in the Continental Basketball Association. Costner was a 6'10" Center from St. Joseph's University. He is the father of professional player Brandon Costner.
Costner, who graduated from Overbrook High School in Philadelphia in 1980, was recognized in 2012 by the Philadelphia Daily News as a third-team All City member on its list of the "Best high school hoops players of past 35 years".
Costner played Center for St. Joseph's from 1980 to 1984. He averaged 14.3 points, 7.9 rebounds and 1.1 assists in his career. As a Senior, Costner averaged 18.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1. assists, as St. Joseph's finished 20-9 under coach Jim Boyle. For his career, Costner was an Atlantic 10 All-Conference selection in his junior and senior seasons, a three-time All-Big 5 selection and an Associated Press Honorable Mention All-America in 1983, scoring with 1,730 points with 951 career rebounds. On December 30, 1983, Costner scored 47 points vs. Alaska-Anchorage, which still today stands as the most points scored in a game by a St. Joseph's player.
On Jun 19, 1984, the Washington Bullets selected Tony Costner in Round 2 with Pick 34 in the 1984 NBA Draft.
Costner went on to play in Europe in 1984-85 and later the Continental Basketball Association. Costner Averaged 20.4 points and 10.1 rebounds in 28 games for Claret Las Palmas in 1984-85. He averaged 11.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists in his 54-games career with the CBA Rockford Lightning, also playing for the Tulsa Fast Breakers, Rochester Flyers and Philadelphia Spirit. In Eurpoe he played for (1984-1985) Napoli Basket, (1985-1986) La Palma, (1987-1988) A.P.U. Udine, (1989-1990) Montpellier, (1991-1992) CSP Limoges, (1992-1993) Sporting Atene, (1993-1994) AEK Atene, (1994) Est. Bahía Blanca, (1994-1996) Sporting Atene and (1996-1997) Papagou.
Costner is the father of former North Carolina State and professional player Brandon Costner.
- Costner was inducted into the Philadelphia Big 5 Hall of Fame in 1990.
- In 1990, Costner was inducted into the Saint Joseph's Men's Basketball Hall of Fame.