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  Trace Caton
Trace Caton

Player Profile

Alamosa, Colo.

High School:
Alamosa HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 211



Fast Facts
Caton is a solid overall player and defender ... team captain for 2002-03 ... although he did not start after the first four games of last season, he continued to play significant minutes as the top player off the bench ... after playing heavy minutes early in 2000-01, his court time was cut back late in the season as the rotation was tightened ... developed into a reliable reserve in 1997-98 during Utah's run to the national championship game before serving a two-year LDS church mission to Mexico City ... plays both wing positions ... good shooter with range .. a solid, physical defender who can guard positions one through four ... tough and very smart ... last name pronounced KAY-tun.

Junior (2001-02)
Started the first four games of the season ... played in every game off the bench the rest of the way, averaging 22.2 minutes per game ... played 25 minutes or more in 10 games ... averaged 4.8 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game ... shot 50.0 percent from three-point range and 82.8 percent from the free throw line ... improved his productivity in Mountain West play, averaging 5.2 points per game ... scored in double figures five times, including three conference games ... hit multiple three-pointers in six games ... season-high 16 points against Southern Utah ... had a perfect shooting night against the T-Birds, making all five shots from the field, three three-pointers and three free throws ... 14 points against Troy State, shooting 4-of-6 from beyond the arc ... 13 points against San Diego State (Jan. 14), connecting on 4-of-8 shots from the field and 3-of-4 from three-point range ... 12 points against New Mexico (Jan. 21), making 5-of-8 field goals and 2-of-4 three-point attempts ... career-best three steals against BYU (Jan. 28) ... career-high five rebounds, including four on the offensive glass, against Idaho State ... season-high four assists against both St. Francis (Ill.) and Idaho State ... scored eight points against UNLV (Mar. 8) in a career-best 32 minutes ... made the spring semester Dean's List and fall semester honor roll ... academic all-Mountain West selection and Scholar-Athlete.

Sophomore (2000-01)
Saw action in all but two of the 31 games, averaging 9.6 minutes ... played 10 minutes or more in 14 games and at least 20 minutes twice ... scored in 11 games, reaching double figures three times ... career-high 19 points, shooting 7-of-9 from the field and 5-of-6 from three-point range (all personal bests) against AU-Puerto Rico ... career-best five assists with just one turnover in 16 minutes against Cardinal Stritch ... 10 points, hitting 4-of-6 field goals and 2-of-4 three-pointers, with three rebounds and an assist in 18 minutes against San Diego State (Jan. 15) ... 10 points (4-for-7 FG) and two rebounds in 19 minutes against Concordia ... six points, making 2-of-3 field goals and both free throws, in 12 minutes against Colorado State (Jan. 22) ... made the fall semester Dean's List and spring semester academic honor roll ... academic all-Mountain West selection.

Freshman (1997-98)
Named the Western Athletic Conference Mountain Division Top Sixth Man by the media ... played in all 34 games ... played at least 15 minutes in 21 games ... averaged 4.0 points per game to be the Utes' top scorer off the bench ... scored five points or more in 14 games ... attempted at least five field goals in six contests and at least three shots from beyond the arc in nine games ... shot 46.0 percent (46-of-100) from the field, 41.7 percent (25-of-60) from three-point point range and 83.3 percent (20-of-24) from the free throw line ... appeared in all six NCAA Tournament contests during Utah's run to the national title game ... five points against both San Francisco in the first round and West Virginia in the regional semifinals ... eight points, going 2-of-3 from three-point range, in the season opener against Cal State-Fullerton ... followed that up with a season-high 12 points against Weber State ... shot 4-of-6 from the field and 2-of-4 from three-point range in 21 minutes against the Wildcats ... nine points, making 3-of-4 threes, in 17 minutes against Azusa Pacific ... 10 points and three rebounds in a season-high 23 minutes at Brigham Young (Jan. 10) ... made all four free throw attempts in the final 35 seconds and also played great defense against the Cougars ... made all three field goals and his only three-point attempt to score seven points in 18 minutes at UNLV (Jan. 24) ... after going for five points against UTEP (Jan. 29), got nine points, three rebounds and two assists in 21 minutes at New Mexico (Feb. 1) ... six points on 2-of-2 three-point shooting at Wyoming (Feb. 12) ... academic all-WAC and a WAC Scholar-Athlete selection ... named to the academic honor roll for the fall, winter and spring quarters.

High School
Averaged 23.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game during his senior season ... shot 56 percent from the field and 78 percent from free throw line ... high game of 31 points as a senior ... named Colorado 4A Mr. Basketball, first team all-state and member of the Adidas High School All-America team ... earned second team all-state recognition as a junior ... averaged 19.1 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists that year ... also shot 89 percent from the free throw line ... two-time league MVP ... Alamosa High School Scholar-Athlete ... graduated fourth in his class ... coached by Ken Niven.

Son of Scott and Chris Caton ... older brother Ben played two seasons for the Utes (1995-97) ... married Brittny Tripp on Aug. 10, 2002 ... born Dec. 20, 1978 ... spanish major.

2001-02 Game-by-Game Statistics

ST. FRANCIS (ILL.) ^200-10-10-014100
BOISE STATE ^202-40-12-232106
UTAH STATE ^291-31-30-033103
at Alabama ^230-40-20-011200
Arizona State (1)211-30-12-220004
TROY STATE244-84-62-3310114
at Weber State121-10-00-001002
SOUTHERN UTAH185-53-33-3423016
IDAHO STATE141-21-20-054103
at Saint Mary's (Calif.)220-10-02-220102
*SAN DIEGO STATE294-83-42-3110113
*at Air Force150-00-00-010100
*at New Mexico255-82-40-0221012
*BRIGHAM YOUNG303-61-34-4401311
*COLORADO STATE252-31-22-221107
*at San Diego State162-50-00-002204
*at UNLV161-11-10-020003
*AIR FORCE180-10-12-210012
*NEW MEXICO291-31-31-211104
*at Brigham Young200-00-00-000100
*at Colorado State221-51-30-021103
*at Wyoming200-20-10-011000
Colorado State (2)303-42-21-232009
UNLV (2)323-61-11-242008
Indiana (3)252-41-20-022205

CAPS Home Game
*Conference Game
(1) Southwest Showdown
(2) MWC Tournament
(3) NCAA Tournament

Career Stats Summary
10-Point Games: 10
10-Rebound Games: 0

Career Highs

Points19 vs. AU-Puerto Rico (11/23/00)
Rebounds5 vs. Idaho State (12/21/01)
FG7 vs. AU-Puerto Rico (11/23/00)
FG Att.9 vs. AU-Puerto Rico (11/23/00)
3-Pt. FG5 vs. AU-Puerto Rico (11/23/00)
3-Pt. FG Att.6, Two Times
FT4, Two Times
FT Att.4, Two Times
Assists5 vs. Cardinal Stritch (11/28/00)
Steals3 vs. Brigham Young (1/28/02)
Blocked Shots1, Eleven Times
Minutes32 vs. UNLV (3/8/02)

Caton's Career Statistics

SeasonG-GSMin-AvgFG-FGAPct3P-3PAPctFT-FTAPctOff-DefReb-Avg PF-DATTOBLSTPts-Avg
Totals 93-41,429-15.4118-251.47064-140.45747-54.87060-59119-1.3127-278621120347-3.7

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