Career Highlights
TJ is a versatile PG who can lead his team in assists but can also be the go to scorer. Even though TJ is small in stature he has the scoring ability and strength to play against any player bigger in size. He possesses the quickness, athleticism, strength, and high basketball IQ that makes him one of the top guards in college basketball. He has shown that he can be a true floor general and at the same time score the ball. TJ is a lock down defender who uses his speed and strength to lock up opposing guards full court. He has a knack for getting his hands in the lane. TJ has an explosive first step and can score on anyone at the rack in traffic. He also has a good outside shot.

In his senior season TJ led his team in almost all statistical categories. He averaged 15ppg, 4.3apg, 5rpg, and 2spg. TJ was also named All-Big West 1st Team back to back seasons (2018 and 2019). As junior TJ averaged 15ppg, 4.5apg, 4rpg, 2spg, and was named All-Big West POY (2018). TJ was also named All-Big West Newcomer of the Year in his junior season (2018). TJ transferred to UC Davis from Saddleback College (2015-17). TJ averaged a team high 12ppg, 4rpg, 3.5apg, and 1.5spg and helped his team advance to the CCCAA State Championship

TJ attended Tustin High School and led the Tillers to three consecutive Empire League championships and semifinal runs at sectionals in two of his last three seasons. He averaged 17ppg and 3.5rpg his senior season.

Born on October 15, 1997, in Irvine, CA. He is the son of Darlene and Timothy Shorts. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Communications. TJ’s favorite basketball players are Isaiah Thomas and Allen Iverson.

“From day one Scott and his team at Rize believed in me. No matter what others said about my stature and what school I came from Scott always pushed my name and game hard to scouts. He has great NBA connections as well as connections overseas. He explained every step of the process when I came out of college and was easy to speak with.”

  • Stats

    Position: PG

    Height: 5-10

    Weight: 165 lbs

    Birthdate: October 15, 1997

    High School:
    Tustin HS – Tustin, CA

    UC Davis

    Passport: USA

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