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T.J. Weeks

  • Player
  • Seasons: 2019-20, 2020-21
  • Number: 23
  • Position: G
  • Height: 6' 4“
  • Weight: 185
  • Hometown: Warwick RI
  • High School: Bishop Hendricken (Warwick RI)
  • Prep School: Woodstock Academy
  • Transfer From: none
  • Birthday: March 15, 20001)

At UMass

  • Signed NLI on 4/17/2019.2)

2020-21 Redshirt Freshman year

Roster photo 2020-21

  • Redshirt request for the 2019-20 season was granted by the NCAA.3)
  • Played in all 15 games of the Coronavirus-shortened season. Started in three games.
  • Shooting percentage from three came back down to earth, but shooting from two improved from 2019-20.
  • Minutes went down (20.4 from 26.0), as Javohn Garcia added competition for playing time. Scoring average dipped as a result (9.7 from 14.7).
  • Double-figure scoring in the season opening games with Northeastern, 11 points in game one (12/11), 14 points plus 6 boards in game two (12/13).
  • Twelve points, two boards, four assists, three steals, and two blocks versus Bryant (12/21).
  • Fourteen points and three boards versus George Mason (12/30).
  • Minor injury to his left knee during the La Salle game (1/9).4) Did not return after seven minutes of action. Came back to play in the next game (URI 1/13), but played just 12 minutes.
  • Eleven points in just 17 minutes in the win at Fordham (1/17).
  • Season-highs of 16 points and 80% shooting from three (4-5) versus Davidson (1/24).
  • Double-double against Fordham (2/3), with 13 points and a career-high 12 boards, plus five assists.
  • Fourteen points and a then-season-high 56% (5-9) from the floor at Richmond (2/23).
  • Upped his season-high in shooting with 5-8 from the floor versus Saint Joseph's (3/4), scoring 14 points, in just 15 minutes of work.

2019-20 Freshman year

Roster photo 2019-20

  • Played in the season's first ten games, but then went out with an abdominal injury after the Harvard game (12/7).
  • Injury later classified as a hernia. Underwent surgery on 1/10 and needs 3-4 months recovery time, sidelining him for the rest of the season.5) Coaching staff is confident that he will obtain a medical redshirt.6)
  • At the time he went out with the injury, he was leading the team in scoring (147 points and 14.7 ppg), field goals attempted (109), 3-pointers made (32) and percentage (.485), free throws made (23), and steals (18).7)
  • His .485 percentage from 3 was 15th in the NCAA and 3rd among rookies.8)
  • 32 made threes was tied for 16th in the NCAA and tied for 2nd among rookies.9)
  • 3.2 made threes per game was tied for 26th in the NCAA and tied for 2nd among rookies.10)
  • Started off hot, shooting 8-12 overall and 4-6 from three, scoring 23 points in the season-opener versus UMass-Lowell (11/5).
  • Nine points and six boards in the road win at Fairfield (11/9/2019).
  • The performances over UML and Fairfield drew notice, and he won the Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week in the season's first week.11)
  • Scored 21 points and shot 6-6 from three in the win over Rider (11/20).
  • Tallied 19 points in consecutive games: St. John's (11/24) and Rutgers (11/29). Also snared a season high seven boards at Rutgers.
  • Fifteen points, three boards, three assists, and four steals versus South Carolina (12/4).



Game logs from Sports Reference

Career Highs

Through the end of the 2020-21 season

Points23 - vs UMass-Lowell (11/5/2019)
Field Goals8 - vs UMass-Lowell (11/5/2019)
Field Goals Att.16 - twice, last vs Bryant (12/21/2020)
3-Point FG6 - vs Rider (11/20/2019)
3-Point FG Att.11 - vs South Carolina (12/4/2019)
Free Throws7 - vs St. John's NY (11/24/2019)
Free Throw Att.8 - vs St. John's NY (11/24/2019)
Rebounds12 - vs Fordham (2/3/2021)
Assists5 - vs Fordham (2/3/2021)
Blocks2 - twice, last vs Bryant (12/21/2020)
Steals4 - vs South Carolina (12/4/2019)
Minutes36 - vs Fordham (2/3/2021)

Career highs from

High School / Prep School

  • Spent a prep year in 2018-19 at Woodstock Academy in Connecticut
  • Helped guide the Centaurs to a 38-2 record in 2018-19, climbing as high as No. 2 in the national rankings
  • Named to the National Prep School Invitational All-Tournament team after averaging 16.5 points per game during the tournament
  • Named to the USA Today All-USA Rhode Island First-Team after averaging 23 points, 10.7 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game as a senior at Bishop Hendricken Catholic in 2017-18
  • Named to the Providence Journal's Rhode Island Interscholastic League All-Decade Team for the 2010s12)
  • Named to the Providence Journal All-State First-Team as a senior
  • Guided the Hawks to back-to-back state championships, averaging 17 points and 7 rebounds per game as a junior
  • Spent first two years of high school at Pilgrim
  • Played prep hoops with fellow UMass signees Tre Mitchell and Preston Santos


  • Tyrone Travis Weeks Jr. was born just as his father, a part of the coaching staff at St. Bonaventure, was about to take on Kentucky in the 2000 NCAA Tournament13)
  • His father, Tyrone Weeks Sr., scored over 1,000 points for UMass from 1994-98 and played in four consecutive NCAA Tournaments
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