University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
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#21 Joey Tutchstone


Class: Junior    

Pos: Guard

Ht: 6'3"   

Wt: 200 lbs.

Hometown: Vandergrift, Pa.  

High School: Kiski Area H.S.

At Pitt Johnstown
2003-04 Season

Joey made an immediate impact on Pitt Johnstown’s success in his first year as a Mountain Cat after transferring from the University of Charleston (WV). After stepping into the starting line-up a few games into the season, he showed he could put up positive numbers in nearly every statistical category. In 27 games played (23 starts), Joey led Pitt Johnstown with 109 assists (4.0 apg.) and was second in steals with 28. He was also tied for third in rebounding at 3.9 and was fifth in scoring at 8.9 points per game. In addition, he shot 54.9% (90-164) from the field, 42.4% (14-33) from three-point range and 56.2% (45-80) from the free-throw line. He scored in double figures 12 times and led the Mountain Cats in scoring and rebounding twice in 2003-04. His 16 points helped lead Pitt Johnstown to a win over regionally-ranked California University (PA) on 01/21/04. In one season, Joey has single-game highs of 17 points against Penn State-Beaver on 02/24/04 and nine rebounds against Mount Aloysius College on 02/11/04.

At Kiski Area High School

Joey played for Head Coach Larry Ruppert at Kiski Area High School where he was a three-year letterman who averaged 19 points, seven rebounds and five assists per game as a senior. He earned Section I All-Conference, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fab 5, Valley News Dispatch Most Valuable Player and Buttermilk Falls Most Valuable Player in 2002. Joey was also selected to play in the Pittsburgh Hoops Classic All-Star Game. He scored 1,053 career points, including a career-high 33 points against Franklin Regional High School in 2002. Following his senior year, Joey was named Kiski Area High School’s Outstanding Athlete. Academically, he graduated with honors. Joey was also a two-year member of the National Honor Society where he held the position of Secretary in 2002.

Last Reviewed: December 7, 2004