5 - Mike Cavataio
Mike Cavataio
Height: 6-4
Weight: 190
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Forest Hills, N.Y.
High School: St. Francis Prep
Position: G

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• Returing starter at small forward
• Athletic swingman
• Tremendous scorer with an outstanding mid-range game, who can also get to the basket
• Rebounds well for his size, and is an excellent passer
• Ranks ninth all-time at Holy Cross in average career minutes played (29.3)

AS A JUNIOR IN 2010-2011:
• Played in all 29 games, starting 28 times
• Averaged 8.9 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game
• Made 73.5 percent (50 of 68) of his free throws and 41.6 percent (102 of 245) of his field goals
• Grabbed 52 offensive rebounds and 105 defensive rebounds
• Ranked eighth in the Patriot League in offensive rebounds, 11th in total rebounding, 13th in defensive rebounds, 15th in field goal percentage, 15th in assists and 22nd in scoring
• Led the team in steals eight times, assists seven times, blocks five times, scoring three times, rebounds three times
• Scored in double-figures 14 times on the year
• Totaled 17 points, five rebounds and two steals against Colgate, while hitting eight of 10 field goal attempts
• Led the team with 16 points, four rebounds and two assists at American
• Had 16 points and seven rebounds against the College of Charleston
• Posted 13 points, five rebounds and two assists in the win over Lehigh
• Recorded 13 points, five boards, three assists and two steals at Lehigh
• Finished with 13 points, six rebounds, three assists, two blocks and two steals at Massachusetts
• Had 12 points, five rebounds and three steals against Lafayette in the Patriot League Tournament
• Posted 12 points, six rebounds and six assists at Bucknell
• Led the team with 12 points and eight rebounds against St. Joseph’s
• Recorded 11 points, three assists and three steals in the win at Colgate

Mike Cavataio AS A REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE IN 2009-2010:
• Started all 31 games on the season at small forward
• Averaged 11.3 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 0.5 steals per game
• Shot 47.1 percent (131 of 278) from the field and 82.1 percent (78 of 95) at the foul line
• Pulled down 121 of his 169 rebounds on the defensive end of the court
• Scored in double-figures 18 times, with two 20-point performances
• Also had two double-figure rebounding games
• Placed 102nd in the nation in free throw percentage
• Ranked fourth in the Patriot League in free throw percentage, eighth in field goal percentage, ninth in total rebounding and defensive rebounds, 10th in blocked shots and 14th in scoring
• Led the team in scoring six times, in blocks nine times, in rebounding six times, in steals six times and in assists five times
• Scored 21 points and pulled down six boards in the OT win at Brown
• Had a team-high 20 points, four rebounds and two assists in the Patriot League quarterfinal victory at Bucknell
• Led the team with 19 points, five assists and four rebounds against Colgate, while hitting nine of 11 shots from the field
• Totaled 19 points and eight rebounds in the victory over Marist
• Recorded 17 points, five rebounds and three assists at Lehigh
• Had 17 points, four rebounds and two blocked shots at Bucknell
• Led the team with 15 points, nine rebounds and four assists at Army
• Scored 15 points on seven of 11 shooting in the win over Navy
• Posted 15 points and eight rebounds at Lafayette
• Recorded his first career double-double at Western Michigan with 15 points and 12 rebounds
• Totaled 14 points and seven rebounds at Lafayette in the PL semifinals
• Posted 14 points, four assists and three rebounds against Loyola (Ill.)
• Recorded 13 points and six rebounds vs. Central Connecticut
• Finished with 12 points, nine assists and seven rebounds at Colgate
• Finished with nine points and 13 rebounds at Nevada-Las Vegas

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2008-2009:
• Sat out the season after transferring to Holy Cross from St. John’s

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2007-2008 (AT ST. JOHN’S):
• Saw action in 17 games for the Red Storm, starting once
• Averaged 1.4 points and 1.2 rebounds per game
• Made all six of his free throw attempts on the year
• Totaled eight points, seven rebounds and two steals against Villanova
• Posted seven points, three rebounds and two steals against Georgetown
• Earned his first career start against Marquette

HIGH SCHOOL:
• Played for head coach Tim Leary at St. Francis Preparatory School in Fresh Meadows, N.Y.
• Named first team All-Catholic High School Athletic Association by the New York Post as a senior
• Scored 25.0 points per game as a senior, to rank second inthe CHSAA
• Led team to an 18-8 record and the CHSAA quarterfinals in 2006-2007
• Participated in the Jordan Brand All-American Classic at Madison Square Garden
• Played his AAU ball for the Long Island Lightning

PERSONAL:
• Son of Joanne and Michael Cavataio
• Father was a member of the track team at St. John’s
• Has one sister (Jackie)
• Majoring in Sociology and Religious Studies