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T.J. Weeks

At UMass

Roster photo 2021-22

  • Signed NLI on 4/17/2019.2)

2021-22 Redshirt Sophomore year

  • Played in 30 of the 32 games on the season, starting in 22. With the exception of Senior Night, he started every game beginning with Davidson (1/11).
  • Averaged 9.6 points (5th on the team) and 4.8 rebounds (2nd on the team).
  • Had a bit of an up-and-down season. Had five games with 19+ points, including a 30-point burst at Rhody (2/5), but also had eight games with 3 or fewer points.
  • Nice start in the season opener vs UMBC (11/9): 16 points, 7 boards, 3 steals, and 2 blocks. The 16 & 7 both co-led the team.
  • Tallied 8 points and 2 rebounds in 15 minutes of action vs Weber State (11/18).
  • Scored 8 points and pulled down 7 boards vs UNC Greensboro (11/19).
  • Shot 8-12 from the field, scored 19 points, and snared 8 rebounds vs Ball State (11/21). The 19 & 8 both co-led the team.
  • Tallied 12 and 6 vs UMass Lowell (11/24).
  • Scored 11 points in the win over Rutgers (11/27).
  • Shot 7-13 from the field, 4-8 from 3, scored 21 points, and snared 8 rebounds (co-led the team) in the win over Harvard (12/4).
  • Went through a rough stretch around the New Year. Only scored 2 points at Northeastern (12/7), scoreless in 11 minutes vs North Texas (12/11), missed the Fairfield game (12/19) with the flu,3) and missed the game at Richmond (1/5) under COVID protocol. Returned for the Duquesne game (1/8), but went scoreless in 12 minutes.
  • Came back strong with 21 points (team lead) and 7 boards in 36 minutes at Davidson (1/11).
  • Over the next three games (Rhody 1/15 through at Saint Louis 1/23), averaged just 5 points, but did collect 5.7 rebounds per game.
  • Double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds in the win at La Salle (1/26).
  • Killed it in his home state, with a career game at Rhode Island (2/5). Scored a career high 30 points (12-17 overall, 6-9 from 3), plus 6 rebounds and 5 steals (also a career high).
  • Tallied 12 and 5, plus 4 assists and 3 steals, vs Saint Joseph's (2/12).
  • Led the team in scoring with 19 points at St. Bonaventure (2/16). Also snared 6 rebounds.
  • Tallied 9 and 6 in the loss at Fordham (2/28).
  • Got a measure of revenge versus Fordham (3/2), with a double-double, 17 points and 10 boards.
  • Tallied 15 and 4 in just 17 minutes versus George Washington (3/10), but fouled out.
  • Tallied 10 and 6 versus Dayton (3/11) to end the season.

2020-21 Redshirt Freshman year

Roster photo 2020-21

  • Redshirt request for the 2019-20 season was granted by the NCAA.4)
  • 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).5) 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.6) Coaching staff is confident that he will obtain a medical redshirt.7)
  • 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).8)
  • His .485 percentage from 3 was 15th in the NCAA and 3rd among rookies.9)
  • 32 made threes was tied for 16th in the NCAA and tied for 2nd among rookies.10)
  • 3.2 made threes per game was tied for 26th in the NCAA and tied for 2nd among rookies.11)
  • 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.12)
  • 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).

Statistics

SeasonGGSMPMPGFGFGAFG%2P2PA2P%3P3PA3P%FTFTAFT%PTSPPGORBDRBTRBRPGASTSTLBLKTOVPFFO
2019-2010226026.046109.4221443.3263266.4852332.71914714.7731383.8618311211
2020-2115330620.451138.3702862.4522376.3032129.7241469.71339523.51713417170
2021-22302275625.293223.4174593.48448130.3695373.7262879.650951454.826261018481
Career5527132224.0190470.40487198.439103272.37997134.72458010.5701652354.349571746862

Game logs from Sports Reference

Career Highs

Through the end of the 2021-22 season

Points30 - at Rhode Island (2/5/22)
Field Goals12 - at Rhode Island (2/5/22)
Field Goals Att.17 - at Rhode Island (2/5/22)
3-Point FG6 - twice, last 30 - at Rhode Island (2/5/22)
3-Point FG Att.11 - vs South Carolina (12/4/19)
Free Throws7 - vs St. John's NY (11/24/19)
Free Throw Att.10 - vs UMBC (11/9/21)
Rebounds12 - vs Fordham (2/3/21)
Assists5 - vs Fordham (2/3/21)
Blocks2 - four times, last at La Salle (1/26/22)
Steals5 - at Rhode Island (2/5/22)
Minutes36 - vs Fordham (2/3/21)

Career highs from RealGM.com

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 2010s13)
  • 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, Noah Fernandes, Preston Santos, and Ronnie DeGray

Personal

  • 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 Tournament14)
  • 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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