T.J. McConnell: 2015 Draft Prospect

Height: 6-1
Weight: 195
Position: PG
College: Arizona
Age: 23

2014-2015 Season Stats

PPG: 10.4
RPG: 3.8
APG: 6.3
BLK: 0.1
STL: 2.2

Player Bio
Courtesy of Arizona Athletics

Senior Season (2014-15)
Named a finalist for the Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award for the second-consecutive season … Earned first-team All-District 20 honors from the NABC and All-District IX recognition from the USBWA … Garnered first-team All-Pac-12 honors and a second-straight inclusion on the Pac-12 All-Defensive Team … An NCAA West Regional All-Tournament Team pick after averaging 15.5 points and 5.0 assists in two games in Los Angeles … Averaged 11.7 points, 7.7 assists and 4.0 rebounds per game to earn Pac-12 Tournament All-Tournament Team honors … Capped his career with the program record for assist-to-turnover ratio (3.03) … Finished the season with 238 assists to rank second on Arizona’s single-season charts, and 83 steals to mark the third-best single-season total in program history … Started all 38 games, averaging 10.4 points, 3.8 rebounds and team highs of 6.3 assists and 2.2 steals in 30.5 minutes … Ranked 11th nationally in both assist average (6.3) and assist-to-turnover ratio (3.05) … In overall games, led the Pac-12 in assists (6.3) and assist-to-turnover ratio (3.05), and ranked second in steals (2.2) and 14th in field goal percentage (.498) … In Pac-12 games only, led the conference in assists (6.3) and assist-to-turnover ratio (3.14), and ranked fourth in steals (1.8), seventh in field goal percentage (.543) and 27th in scoring (11.1) … Led UA in assists 36 times, steals 21 times and scoring five times on the season … Posted 21 double-figure scoring games, four double-figure assist games and three double-doubles on the year.

Redshirt Junior Season (2013-14)
Cousy Award finalist … Second-team All-Pac-12 … Pac-12 All-Defensive Team … Passed out 202 assists, the sixth-best single-season total in UA history, and ranked second on the UA single-season charts with a 3.01 assist-to-turnover ratio … Ranked ninth on UA’s single-season chart for minutes played (1,225) … Started all 38 games, averaging 8.4 points and 3.6 rebounds to accompany team highs of 5.3 assists and 1.7 steals per outing … Ranked 13th nationally in assist-to-turnover ratio … In overall games, led the Pac-12 with a 3.01 assist-to-turnover ratio, and ranked third in assists (5.3) and fourth in steals (1.7) … In Pac-12 games, ranked first in the league in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.8) and third in both assists (4.9) and steals (1.9) … Led Arizona in assists 31 times in 38 games … Also led UA in steals 22 times and scoring three times … Scored in double figures 16 times and had a pair of double-digit assist games … Had nine points against Wisconsin in the Elite Eight … Totaled 11 points, four boards and three assists in the Sweet 16 win over San Diego State … Recorded 12 points, six assists and three steals in the win over Gonzaga in the third round of the NCAA Tournament … Had six points, six assists and two steals against UCLA in the Pac-12 Tournament final … Put up 12 points, four rebounds and five assists in the win over Colorado in the Pac-12 Tournament semis … Had 13 points on 6-of-8 shooting and added four assists in the win over Utah in the Pac-12 Tournament quarters … Handed out eight assists with just one turnover in the win at Oregon State … Had 14 points, four assists and two steals in the home win over Stanford as UA clinched the Pac-12 regular-season title … Rolled his way to 13 points, six assists, four rebounds and three steals in the home win over California … Picked apart the Buffs for nine points, four steals and 10 assists with no turnovers in the win at Colorado … Tallied 11 points, dished out six assists without turning the ball over and picked up three steals in the win at Utah … Scored a team-high 17 points and grabbed five rebounds at Arizona State … Tallied 11 points, six rebounds and a game-high six assists in the home win over Oregon State … Scored six points, including the go-ahead three-pointer with 90 seconds to play, and handed out three assists in the home win over Oregon … Flirted with a double-double in the win at Stanford, finishing with 11 points, eight rebounds and four assists … Had a 10-point, six-assist, three-steal night in the home win over Arizona State … Torched USC for 19 points, making 5-of-7 three-pointers, and six assists in the victory at Galen Center … Nearly had a triple-double in the win at UCLA, finishing with eight points, seven rebounds and seven assists … Tallied four points, six assists and four steals in the home win over Washington … Finished with five points, five assists and four rebounds in the win at No. 25 Michigan … Had a steady nine points, six assists and three steals in the home win over New Mexico State … Effectively willed UA to the home win over UNLV, finishing with 13 points, seven rebounds, six assists and three steals … Turned in game highs of 10 assists and three steals to go along with five points and five boards in the home win over Texas Tech … Narrowly missed a double-double in the win over No. 6/5 Duke in the NIT Season Tip-Off championship game, finishing with 10 points and eight assists to go along with six rebounds … Scored 11 points and handed out three assists in the win over Drexel in the NIT semis … Handed out nine assists against one turnover in the NIT win over Fairleigh Dickinson … Scored seven points, passed out a game-high six assists and grabbed four rebounds in the win at San Diego State … Recorded a game-high eight assists in the home win over Long Beach State … Dealt out a game-high six assists to go with five points and two steals against Cal Poly in his UA debut.

Junior Season (2012-13)
Sat out the season due to NCAA transfer rules.

Prior to Arizona (2010-12)
Attended Duquesne University … Averaged 11.4 points, 4.4 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 2.8 steals per game in 2011-12, helping the Dukes to a 16-15 record … Connected on 50.9 percent (135-of-265) of his field goal attempts, including 43.2 percent (38-of-88) from three-point range, and knocked down 83.6 percent of his free throws (46-of-55) in earning third-team All-Atlantic 10 Conference honors and a spot on the A-10 All-Defensive Team … Ranked third nationally in steals per game and tied for 31st nationally in assists per game in 2011-12 … As a freshman in 2010-11, averaged 10.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 2.8 steals per game in 32 appearances (30 starts), connecting on 49.8 percent (132-of-265) of his field goal attempts and 40.2 percent (39-of-97) of attempts from behind the arc in earning 2011 Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year honors … Ranked fourth nationally in steals in 2010-11 and his 2.50 assist-to-turnover ratio was the sixth-highest ratio for a freshman in NCAA history.

High School
A 2010 graduate of Chartiers Valley High School in Bridgeville, Pa. … Averaged 34.2 points, 8.2 rebounds and 9.1 assists per game as a senior in earning first-team all-state honors and was the Pennsylvania Class 3A Player of the Year according to the Associated Press, and was the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette male High School Athlete of the Year (all sports) … Played for his father, Tim, in high school … Led the Colts to a 29-2 record, the WPIAL championship, and a berth in the Class 3A state championship game as a senior.


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