Tahjere McCall

#5 Tahjere McCall

POS. G
HT. 6-5
WT. 195
YR. R-Sr.
HOMETOWN Philadelphia, Pa.
PREV. SCHOOL Niagara University

HONORS
2016-17 Preseason All-OVC
OVC Player of the Week (11/14/16)
OVC Player of the Week (1/9/17)
2015-16 OVC Defensive Player of the Year
2015-16 First Team All-OVC
2015-16 OVC All-Newcomer Team
2015-16 NABC Second Team All-District 19
2015-16 BOXTOROW Second Team All-America
2015-16 OVC Commissioner's Honor Roll (3.25+ GPA)
OVC Newcomer of the Week (1/11/16)

As a Redshirt Senior, 2016-17 season: Named Preseason All-OVC... Scored 1,000th career Division I point on Jan. 7 versus UT Martin... Earned OVC Player of the Week on Nov. 14 and Jan. 9. 

As a Redshirt Junior, 2015-16 season: First TSU player to earn Ohio Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year… First Team All-OVC… OVC All-Newcomer Team… NABC Second Team All-District 19… Played in all 31 games with 29 starts… Ranked second on the team with 14.6 points per game to go with 5.1 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 29.7 minutes per game… Posted a team-high 93 assists… Led TSU in scoring 12 times and assists in 15 games… Scored in double figures in 20 games… Put up 30-plus points twice… Set TSU’s single-season record with 72 steals… Ranked ninth in Division I with 2.32 steals per game… Scored 23 points in TSU debut versus Loyola Maryland (11/13/16)… Dished out a season-high eight assists in a home win over Stetson (12/5/15)… Posted 31 points, including 25 in the second half on 11-for-17 shooting in a win over Lipscomb (12/17/15)… Netted 24 points and seven rebounds at Eastern Illinois (1/6/16)… In a road loss at Belmont, scored a career-high 32 points on 11-for-14 shooting (1/24/16)… Picked up a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds at Tennessee Tech (1/28/16)… Shot 15-for-16 from the free throw line as part of a 23-point effort versus Morehead State (2/6/16)… Scored 17 points in TSU’s win over Belmont in the regular season finale (2/28/16)… Scored a team-high 16 points in the OVC Quarterfinals versus Austin Peay (3/3/16)… Posted 16 points, four assists and four steals in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament First Round versus Ball State (3/15/16)... Earned a spot on the OVC Commissioner's Honor Roll (3.25+ GPA). 

2014-15 season: Sat out first season at Tennessee State per NCAA Transfer rules.

Niagara University, 2012-13 & 2013-14 seasons: Appeared in 59 games with 37 starts in two seasons at Niagara… Scored 330 total points to average 5.6 points per game… As a sophomore, made 14 starts in 27 appearances... Scored 15 points in the win over Buffalo (11/13)... Season-high five assists versus Western Carolina (11/23) ...Scored a then-career-high 16 points vs. Davidson (12/11)... Had a game-high six assists versus St. Bonaventure (12/21)... Scored a career-high 23 points vs. Rider (1/12)... Had a season-high seven assists and tied a career-high in minutes with 35 vs. Manhattan (2/9)... Led team with career-best two blocks at Fairfield (1/14)... Played in a career-high 37 minutes vs. Manhattan (2/16)... Led/tied team in rebounds once... Led/tied team in steals nine times... Led/tied team in assists 10 times... Led/tied team in blocks twice.

As a freshman, played in 32 games while starting in 22... Made first career start versus Hartford (12/12)... Scored eight points, grabbed a team-high eight rebounds, had three assists and one steal in 19 minutes in his career game in the season opener at Oregon State... Had a season-best four assists versus New Mexico State (11/18)... Set a season-best in assists with seven at Iona (11/28)... Grabbed a career-best nine rebounds at Buffalo (12/8)... Had a career-best three steals versus Hartford (12/12)... Made a career-best four free throws versus Marist (1/3)... Played in career-best 30 minutes at Brown (1/8)... Tied career-high with nine rebounds at Marist (2/15)... Had an assist in 24 games... Led team in rebounds three times... Led team in assists five times... Led team in steals six times.

CARVER HIGH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING & SCIENCE: Standout player for Carver High School of Engineering & Science, averaging 15.4 points per game as a senior including 16.5 ppg in league games... Led E&S to the Chris Smith Memorial Holiday Tournament and was named MVP of the two-day tournament after averaging 14.5 ppg and 4.5 apg... Helped lead E&S to a 21-2 record and league-best 12-1 mark en route to advancing to the Public League Class AAA Playoff Semifinals as a senior... Earned the Public League Division B MVP... The Philadelphia Daily News tabbed McCall as a “classic late bloomer” and ranked him as one the “best point guards” in the Philadelphia area... Named to the Daily News’ All-Public Team and was on the Daily News’ All-City honorable mention team.

Personal
Major: Graduated from TSU with a Bachelor's degree in Communications in Spring 2016. Pursuing Master's in Sports Administration
Son of: Tangy Knotts
Birthday: August 17, 1994