4 Phil Gaetano
4 Phil Gaetano
Height: 5-10
Weight: 170
Year: Junior
Hometown: Wallingford, CT
High School: Sheehan (Choate Rosemary)
Position: Guard

#4 Phil Gaetano - Career Stats

Career Game-by-Game Stats: 2012-132011-12


2012-13:  Started 28 of 29 games as a junior... Led the team and ranked sixth in the NEC, playing 35.4 minutes per game... Led the team and was second in the NEC with 7.9 assists per game and a 2.29 assist to turnover ratio...Shot 33.9% from the field and 82% from the free throw line...Averaged 4.8 points per game...Started at the point in the opener, scored eight points and dished six assists in 39 minutes vs. Yale. Eclipsed his career high with 13 assists against Monmouth...Turned it over a career-high nine times, but finished with a career-high 12 points and 11 assists at Wagner...Four assists at Mount, matching his season low (Hartford)...Five points, four assists vs. FDU, second-straight game with season low assists...Missed his first game as a Pioneer, DNP vs. Saint Francis U due to illness...Returned to the line-up, playing 33 minutes with six points and five assists...Had his ninth double digit assist game with 10 helpers vs. Quinnipiac...10 assists and five points vs. CCSU...Eight points and eight assists wth four rebounds at Bryant...Passed out 11 assists with three turnovers in 31 minutes at LIU Brooklyn.


2011-12:  Saw action in all 32 games as a rookie with 10 starting nods at the point guard position...Was the Northeast Conference’s top-ranked rookie point guard in assists and assist-to-turnover ratio...He ranked seventh among league leaders with 129 assists, a 4.06 per game average...His 129 assists to just 87 turnovers ranked ninth (1.47) among NEC leaders...Averaged 23.6 minutes coming off the bench for much of the season...Scored 4.3 points and grabbed 2.1 rebounds per game...Shot 39.1% (27-69) from three...His 27 three’s ranked second on the team...Shot 85.7% (30-35) at the free throw line...On defense, had 26 steals...Scored a season-high 12 points with seven assists vs. Bryant at home...Scored 10 points at St. Francis (NY)...Dished out a season-best nine assists in a win at Saint Francis (PA)...Had eight assists vs. LIU Brooklyn at home...Had a season-best five steals at Robert Morris.

High School - Graduated from Sheehan High School and attended Choate Rosemary School in 2010-11...A four-year letterwinner on the basketball court where he was captain his senior year...Played for his father, head coach Joe Gaetano...Named All-State his senior year and was a McDonald's All-American nominee...Earned all-area honors as a junior and senior...He led his team to the 2010 CT Class M State Championship...Played in the 2010 CHSCA All-Star Game and the Basketball New England All-Star Showcase in 2010 and 2011...At Choate Rosemary, he was a NEPSAC Class A All-Conference player and led his team to the Class A Championship in 2011...A National Honor Society student-athlete, he was also a Varsity Scholar, CAPT Scholar and winner of the Excellence in English Award.

Personal - Full name is Philip Gaetano, born on February 5, 1992.  His parents are Joseph and Cathy Gaetano.  Has a brother Joe Gaetano.  Plans on majoring in Business Administration.  His favorite teams are the New York Yankes, New York Giants and Boston Celtics and his favorite NBA players are Stephen Curry and Chris Paul.  His favorite book is Sacred Hoops by Phil Jackson.  He likes the TV show Entourage and his favorite movie is Coach Carter.  His favorite type of food is mexican and in his spare time he enjoys playing golf, reading and watching movies.