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T.J. Mixson
T.J. Mixson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
South Holland, Ill.

High School:
Thornwood

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 182

Position:
G


2001-02 Highlights:Played in two games his senior year, getting the starting nod on 'Senior Day' versus Loyola on Feb. 16...missed most of the year due to knee problems...tallied two points, a rebound, an assist and a steal in the Flames' win over the Ramblers.

2000-01 Highlights: As a junior, saw his first action of the season against Loyola on Jan. 20 ? did not play in the first 16 games of the campaign as doctor?s explored an abnormal heart condition ? played in a total of nine games and averaged 6.4 minutes a game ? tallied 2.1 ppg ? shot 46.2% from the field in his limited action ? put in a career-high 11 points against Butler in the regular-season finale on Feb. 24 as he hit 4-of-6 from the field and both three-point attempts ? also collected a season-best three rebounds against the Bulldogs ? tallied two points on three different occasions.

1999-00 Highlights: Appeared in 24 games while earning the starting nod in 13 contests, including the final 10 games of the year ? averaged 3.6 ppg, 1.6 rpg and 2.1 assists ? improved to 4.8 ppg, 2.4 rpg and 2.8 assists when among the starting five ? shot 39.4% from the field and 71.4% at the free throw line ? tallied a (then) career-high 10 points in back-to-back outings with Southern Illinois on Dec. 11 and Florida International on Dec. 16 ? handed off a personal-best six assists in UIC?s MCC Tournament semifinal matchup with Detroit on March 5.

1998-99 Highlights: In his rookie season, played in 18 of 28 games and averaged 6.6 minutes an outing ? averaged 0.8 ppg and 0.4 rpg ? tallied a (then) career-high three points versus Marquette on Dec. 31 ? played a season-high 17 minutes and handed off three assists in the campaign-opener at Purdue on Nov. 16 ? also dished out three helpers in the home outing with Montana on Dec. 27 ? had two points and two assists in just five minutes against Butler on Jan. 11 ? grabbed a season-high three rebounds versus Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Feb. 13.

1997-98 Highlights: Used the year as a redshirt season and practiced with the squad.

Prep/Personal Highlights: Was a four-year letterwinner for the Thunderbirds as a point guard ... as a senior, he averaged 16.1 ppg, 5.3 steals and 6.2 assists as Thornwood finished with a 17-9 mark ... helped the Thunderbirds to three consecutive second-place finishes in the SICA East Conference ? earned a spot on the all-conference squad as a junior and senior ... also received second team all-area accolades ... was #65 out of the top 100 seniors in Larry Butler's Spotlite Magazine ? born April 4, 1979 ? son of Eddie and Tereca Mixson ? majoring in Communications.

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