T.J. Caouette
T.J. Caouette

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Winthrop, Maine

High School:
Winthrop HS

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 215

Position:
Forward

VILLANOVA

Versatile contributor ... Provides another deep shooting threat ... Can play either forward position ... Three-point shooting skill draws taller defenders away from the basket ... A hard worker who has made steady progress over the course of his career ... Steady free throw shooter ... Veteran with starting lineup experience.

1998-99: Came on strong in season's second half to become a vital part of the Wildcats' rotation ... Averaged 5.0 points and 2.9 rebounds per game ... Led the Wildcats in free throw shooting percentage at .841 ... Scored 11 important points at West Virginia on Jan. 23 as Villanova rallied from a second half deficit to record a 73-62 victory ... Also grabbed seven rebounds on that afternoon against the Mountaineers ... Established a career-high in caroms with eight in a Jan. 16 victory over Notre Dame at the First Union Center ... Perhaps his most critical effort came against Rutgers on Feb. 3 ... Provided 16 points off the bench, including two clutch free throws in the last minute to help stave off a Scarlet Knight rally ... Contributed four assists in a 74-63 triumph over Big Five rival Pennsylvania on Feb. 23 ... Made 14-of-16 free throws (.875) in back to back February wins over Rutgers and Syracuse ... Also added 10 points in that Feb. 6 victory over the Orangemen at the Carrier Dome ... Suffered an ankle injury on March 1 that slowed him during the Big East Conference and NCAA Tournaments ... Added eight points in 22 minutes on Nov. 27 against Mount St. Mary's.

1997-98: Played in every game but two this season for Villanova ... Started first collegiate contest versus St. John's and started nine times on the season ... Suffered a left ankle sprain versus Providence and did not play versus Syracuse ... Averaged 4.3 ppg and 1.7 rpg ... Scored in 19 games on the season ... Fourth on the team in three-point shooting percentage (.339, 19-for-56) ... Four double-figure scoring outings on the season ... Posted a career-high 14 points on five-of-10 shooting from the field versus Pittsburgh in The Pavilion ... Also registered a personal-best three treys and three assists ... Terrific performance versus Miami in The Pavilion, scoring 10 points in 20 minutes, and hitting two foul shots with 15 seconds left to put Villanova up by four ... Career-high 26 minutes versus Notre Dame, scoring seven points on three-for-six shooting from the field ... Posted 10 points on four-of-six shooting versus Miami on the road and led the team in rebounding with a career-high seven boards ... Scored four points in only two minutes versus West Virginia ... Scored 13 points versus La Salle ... Also registered career-best five field goals versus the Explorers on six attempts for a personal-best shooting percentage (.833).

1996-97: Played in 21 Villanova contests ... Saw increased action late in the season, playing in five of the last six games of the year ... Averaged 5.4 ppg and 3.0 rpg during that span of games ... Either tied or reset career-high in every category in the last six games of the season ... Averaged 2.3 ppg and 1.0 rpg on the year ... Averaged 8.7 mpg ... Scored a career-high 11 points on four-for-four shooting from the field versus Long Island in the NCAA Tournament ... Hit tremendous three-pointer versus St. Joseph's to help key Villanova run that brought the Wildcats back from behind ... Averaged 23.0 minutes per game over last two contests of the season ... Played in seven Big East games ... Averaged 1.6 ppg and 0.7 rpg in league play.

WINTHROP HIGH SCHOOL

Maine's Mr. Basketball and New England Player of the Year by Gatorade ... Four-time consensus All-State ... USA Player of the Year in Maine in 1995 and 1996 ... Averaged 34.5 ppg, 13.7 rpg, 3.3 apg, 4.3 spg and 3.5 bpg as a senior ... Posted career-high 57 points and 26 rebounds ... Averaged 27.6 ppg throughout career.

PERSONAL

Enrolled in the school of Finance ... Born 7/12/77 ... The son of Ted and Sheila Caouette ... Coached by Dave Poulin at Winthrop ... A superb golfer.

Caouette Career Statistics                                      REBOUNDS
Year    GP-GS   FGM-A    FG%   3FG-A    3FG%    FTM-A    FT%    O   D   TOT         PF     PTS           A   BL  TO   ST    MN
1996-97 21/0    17-39   .436    6-15    .400    9-12    .750    13  9   22 (1.0)    24-1    49  (2.3)    9   4   13    2   183
1997-98 27/9    40-101  .396    19-56   .339    17-27   .630    15  31  46 (1.7)    35-0    116 (4.3)   26   5   20    6   392
1998-99 30/0    47-115  .409    20-63   .317    37-44   .841    34  52  86 (2.9)    51-2    151 (5.0)   22   1   25   14   454
TOTALS  78/9    104-255 .408    45-134  .336    63-83   .759    62  92  154         110-3   316  57     10  58   22 1029

Big East Statistics REBOUNDS Year GP-GS FGM-A FG% 3FG-A 3FG% FTM-A FT% O D TOT PF PTS A BL TO ST MN 1996-97 7/0 4-7 .571 2-2 1.000 1-2 .500 4 1 5 (0.7) 7-0 11 (1.6) 2 2 4 0 47 1997-98 17/8 29-71 .408 13-42 .310 13-18 .722 10 22 32 (1.9) 21-0 84 (4.9) 19 5 12 3 266 1998-99 18/0 33-72 .458 15-38 .395 25-31 .806 27 38 65 (3.6) 38-2 106 (5.9) 6 1 17 7 275 TOTALS 42/8 66-150 .440 30-82 .366 39-49 .796 41 61 102 66-2 201 21 7 16 3 313

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