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#21 Joey Tutchstone


#21    Joey Tutchstone

Senior     Guard

Height:  6'3"     Weight:  215

Hometown:  Vandergrift, Pa.

High School:  Kiski Area

Major:  Elementary Education


2004-05 Season
     Joey started all 25 of the Mountain Cat games and averaged 7.8 points, 4.2 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game on his way to being named Honorable Mention All-Independent.  His 5.4 assists per game led the team and ranked him 25th in NCAA Division II, while his 4.2 rebounds per game and 30 steals ranked him second on the team and his 7.8 points per game ranked him fifth on the team.  His 244 assists in two seasons at Pitt Johnstown rank him seventh on the Mountain Cat All-Time Assist List.  Joey also shot 48.6% (69-142) from the field, 25.0% (6-24) from three-point range and 59.1% (52-88) from the free-throw line.  He led or tied for the team lead in scoring twice, rebounding four times and assists 19 times.  He scored in double-figures eight times, grabbed five or more rebounds nine times and dished out six or more assists in a game ten times.  In two seasons, Joey has single-game highs of 18 points against Glenville State (WV) College on 11/30/04 and 10 rebounds against Mount Aloysius College on 02/21/05 and 12 assists against Columbia Union (MD) College on 01/29/05. 
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.  Joey had single-season highs of 17 points against Penn State-Beaver on 02/24/04, nine rebounds against Mount Aloysius College on 02/11/04 and eight assists against Penn State-New Kensington on 11/21/03.
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: October 12, 2005