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Matt Causey
Matt  Causey
Hometown:
Gainesville, Ga.

High School:
Berkmar

Last College:
North Georgia

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 186

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
05/24/1984


Matt Causey Photo Gallery

At Tech

> Point guard who transferred from North Georgia College and State University, and sat out the 2006-07 season in accordance with NCAA transfer rules.

> Overcame several injuries, including a partially dislocated kneecap, a separated shoulder, a dislocated jaw and a mild concussion during his senior season, and missed only two games ... Had no cartilage in his left knee and had three operations on it, yet played 116 games in his college career.

> Scheduled to graduate in May with a degree in biology, then pursue a career in business or medicine.

2007-08

> Brought three years of college experience to Tech's backcourt, and it showed in the final minutes of Tech's bigger wins (Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, NC State, Virginia) ... Sparked the Jackets with his aggressive, all-out hustle.

> Missed the Wake Forest (March 1) and Virginia (March 3) games as a precaution after suffering a mild concussion at Duke on Feb. 27 ... Returned to the court March 6 against Clemson, starting on Senior Night (6 points, career-high 8 assists).

> Came off the bench in 15 of his last 16 games (started on Senior Night vs. Clemson) ... Was Tech's fourth-leading scorer over that period (9.1 ppg), hitting 42.0 percent of his shots from the floor and 41.1 percent from three-point range ... Six double-figure scoring games during that stretch.

> Was Tech's sparkplug in each game of the Jackets' late January winning streak (30 pts. vs. Virginia Tech, 18 each vs. NC State, Virginia), averaging 22.0 points and 4.0 assists, while shooting 62.9 percent from the floor and 50 percent from three-point range ... Scored 12 of his 18 points at NC State in the second half, and 12 of his 18 at Virginia in OT.

> Scored 30 points on Jan. 19 against Virginia Tech, hitting 9-of-14 FG, 7-of-12 threes, 5-of-7 from the foul line, all career highs as a Division I player ... Was the third-highest point total by a non-starter on record in the ACC ... Had perhaps a better all-around game against the Wolfpack, with 18 points (7-10 FG, only one three-point attempt, 5 assists, 1 turnover, 4 steals), then was involved in nearly every key play of overtime at Virginia (6-11 FG, 2 threes, 4-6 FT, 5 assists).

> Tech's No. 3 scorer in ACC regular-season games (10.1 ppg), hitting 44.6 percent of his field goals and 43.1 percent of his threes (3.6 assists per game).

> Averaged 7.7 points and 5.6 assists in the Paradise Jam ... Canned a three-pointer with two seconds remaining to lift Tech over Notre Dame in the consolation game ... Made three bonus shots in the final 5:11.

Previous College

> Lettered one year for coach Craig Esherick at Georgetown (2003-04 academic year) before transferring to North Georgia.

> All-Peach Belt Conference in 2005-06 at North Georgia ... Averaged 23.3 points and 6.6 assists, leading the Peach Belt in scoring, as the Saints went 14-12 ... Made 53 consecutive free throws at one point during the season.

> NAIA All-American, Southern States Athletic Conference Player of the Year at North Georgia ... Averaged 23.7 points and 6.8 assists in 2004-05, ranking third and second nationally in those categories, and shot 35.4 percent from three-point range ... Set NGCSU season records with 783 points and 225 assists ... High game was 43 points with 12 assists vs. Southern Wesleyan.

> First-team Academic All-American at North Georgia in 2005, second-team in 2006.

> Played in 28 games as a freshman reserve at Georgetown, averaging 2.2 points, 1.7 assists as the Hoyas went 23-10 ... High game was 12 points and five assists against Boston College in the Big East Tournament.

High School

> Attended East Hall High School, playing for coach Seth Vining for two years, and Berkmar High School, playing for coach Ken Martin for two years ... Teamed with older brother Mark to help East Hall to the class AA state championship in 2001 ... Ranked as high as No. 69 in his class by ScoutHoops.com in 2003 ... Named the Gatorade Georgia Player of the Year in 2003.

> Averaged 21.5 points and 8.7 assists per game as a senior at Berkmar, 18 points and eight assists as a junior.

> Graduated fifth in his class at Berkmar, and was a member of the National Honor Society.

Personal

> Full name is Matthew Daniel Causey ... Born May 24, 1984 in Gainesville ... Son of David and Cindy Causey ... Comes from a family of collegiate athletes ... His father played soccer at Emory University, while his mother played basketball at Georgia Baptist ... Brother Mark was a walk-on basketball player at Duke and also played at North Georgia ... Brother Michael played basketball at TCU and Harvard, and went on to graduate school at Oxford ... His grandfather, Jack Causey, graduated from Georgia Tech in electrical engineering in 1949 ... Enjoys golf and trout fishing ... Majoring in Biology.


Career Statistics

Minutes Total 3-Point F-Throws Rebounds
Year gp-gs min avg fg fga pct fg fga pct ft fta pct off def tot avg pf fo ast t/o blk stl pts avg
2007-08 30-9 538 17.9 72 171 .421 36 85 .424 37 49 .755 8 37 45 1.5 82 1 111 72 1 29 217 7.2
TOTAL 30-9 538 17.9 72 171 .421 36 85 .424 37 49 .755 8 37 45 1.5 82 1 111 72 1 29 217 7.2

Causey in ACC Games

Minutes Total 3-Point F-Throws Rebounds
Year gp-gs min avg fg fga pct fg fga pct ft fta pct off def tot avg pf fo ast t/o blk stl pts avg
2007-08 14-2 272 19.4 45 101 .446 22 51 .431 29 37 .784 4 20 24 1.7 32 0 51 43 1 16 141 10.1
TOTAL 14-2 272 19.4 45 101 .446 22 51 .431 29 37 .784 4 20 24 1.7 32 0 51 43 1 16 141 10.1

Causey Game-by-Game

|---TOTAL---| |---3-PTS---| |----REBOUNDS----| 2007-08 Date GS Min FG-FGA Pct 3FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg PF FO A TO Blk Stl Pts Avg ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ UNC GREENSBORO 11/9/07 10 1-3 .333 1-2 .500 0-0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 5 1 2 0 0 0 3 3.0 at Tennessee State 11/11/07 10 0-5 .000 0-2 .000 0-0 .000 0 1 1 0.5 4 0 2 3 0 1 0 1.5 vs Charlotte 11/16/07 * 23 2-6 .333 0-1 .000 0-0 .000 0 1 1 0.7 3 0 7 2 0 0 4 2.3 vs Winthrop 11/18/07 16 3-5 .600 2-4 .500 0-0 .000 1 0 1 0.8 4 0 5 1 0 1 8 3.8 vs Notre Dame 11/19/07 23 4-7 .571 3-5 .600 0-0 .000 0 0 0 0.6 3 0 5 3 0 2 11 5.2 at Indiana 11/27/07 20 1-4 .250 0-2 .000 1-3 .333 1 0 1 0.7 4 0 6 3 0 1 3 4.8 at Vanderbilt 12/1/07 14 3-4 .750 1-1 1.000 0-0 .000 0 0 0 0.6 3 0 1 1 0 0 7 5.1 at Georgia State 12/05/07 * 31 1-2 .500 1-1 1.000 2-3 .667 0 3 3 0.9 1 0 6 0 0 1 5 5.1 KANSAS 12/18/07 * 14 3-4 .750 1-2 .500 2-2 1.000 0 1 1 0.9 4 0 2 4 0 1 9 5.6 CENTENARY 12/22/07 * 16 2-5 .400 2-4 .500 0-0 .000 0 2 2 1.0 2 0 5 0 0 0 6 5.6 TENNESSEE TECH 12/27/07 * 21 3-5 .600 1-2 .500 2-2 1.000 0 3 3 1.2 2 0 4 4 0 2 9 5.9 FLORIDA STATE 12/30/07 * 22 0-3 .000 0-1 .000 0-0 .000 0 1 1 1.2 2 0 3 5 1 0 0 5.4 PRESBYTERIAN 1/6/08 * 10 0-2 .000 0-1 .000 0-0 .000 0 1 1 1.2 2 0 3 2 0 1 0 5.0 at Georgia 1/9/08 * 11 2-4 .500 1-1 1.000 1-2 .500 0 2 2 1.2 3 0 2 1 0 2 6 5.1 at Miami (Fla.) 1/12/08 14 1-2 .500 0-1 .000 0-0 .000 0 1 1 1.2 4 0 2 1 0 0 2 4.9 NORTH CAROLINA 1/16/08 15 3-7 .429 2-4 .500 0-0 .000 1 1 2 1.3 2 0 5 2 0 2 8 5.1 VIRGINIA TECH 1/19/08 22 9-14 .643 7-12 .583 5-7 .714 0 2 2 1.3 3 0 2 5 0 0 30 6.5 at NC State 1/23/08 22 7-10 .700 1-1 1.000 3-5 .600 0 2 2 1.3 3 0 5 1 0 4 18 7.2 at Virginia 1/27/08 26 6-11 .545 2-7 .286 4-6 .667 0 2 2 1.4 3 0 5 4 0 1 18 7.7 MARYLAND 2/2/08 22 4-12 .333 2-7 .286 2-2 1.000 0 0 0 1.3 3 0 4 2 0 2 12 8.0 at Wake Forest 2/6/08 14 0-3 .000 0-1 .000 0-0 .000 0 1 1 1.3 1 0 5 2 0 0 0 7.6 at Connecticut 2/9/08 20 1-9 .111 0-3 .000 0-0 .000 1 1 2 1.3 4 0 4 2 0 1 2 7.3 at Clemson 2/14/08 20 3-7 .429 1-2 .500 1-1 1.000 0 1 1 1.3 1 0 3 4 0 0 8 7.3 MIAMI (FLA.) 2/17/08 25 6-13 .462 4-7 .571 4-4 1.000 2 2 4 1.4 3 0 4 3 0 3 20 7.9 at Virginia Tech 2/23/08 10 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 2-2 1.000 0 2 2 1.4 3 0 2 3 0 0 2 7.6 at Duke 2/27/08 21 3-11 .273 2-5 .400 2-2 1.000 1 4 5 1.6 0 0 0 4 0 0 10 7.7 CLEMSON 3/6/08 * 23 1-4 .250 0-1 .000 4-4 1.000 0 0 0 1.5 3 0 8 4 0 3 6 7.7 at Boston College 3/8/08 16 2-4 .500 1-2 .500 2-4 .500 0 1 1 1.5 1 0 3 3 0 1 7 7.6 vs Virginia 3/13/08 18 0-1 .000 0-1 .000 0-0 .000 1 2 3 1.6 4 0 5 3 0 0 0 7.4 vs Duke 3/14/08 9 1-4 .250 1-2 .500 0-0 .000 0 0 0 1.5 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 7.2

Totals......................... 9 538 72-171 .421 36-85 .424 37-49 .755 8 37 45 1.5 82 1 111 72 1 29 217 7.2