T.J. HEATHERINGTON -- Men's Basketball
Dec. 7, 2011
T.J. Heatherington is the Point Park Featured Athlete for the Week of Dec. 7, 2011. A junior point guard from McKeesport, Pa., and Serra Catholic High School, Heatherington is the NAIA Division II national scoring leader at 25.1 ppg as of the start of this week.
Heatherington also leads the country in total points (301) and total assists (93) this week. His assists per game average of 7.8 ranked third in the nation this week.
The All-AMC performer has started every game of his career when he has been healthy. He missed the second half of his sophomore year in 2010-11 with a knee injury, and he has full recovered. In fact, he is enjoying a career year. His previous highs came as a freshman when he averaged 15.9 ppg and 5.9 apg.
So far this year, he has six 30-point games in 12 contests. His career-high of 34 points came with 10 assists at Ashland Nov. 23. His career-high for assists came in a 19-point, 14-assist performance in a win at Fairmont State Nov. 15.