On Cavataio: An athletic local swingman ... tremendous scorer boasts an outstanding mid-range game ... versatile athlete with a high aptitude for the game ... rebounds well from his position and is an excellent passer.
Norm Roberts On Cavataio: "Mike brings great basketball IQ to our team. He knows how to play the game, and how to move without the basketball. He has a very good knack for scoring, and he is much more athletic than some people think. We are really excited about what Mike is going to be able to do over the next four years here at St. John's."
At St. Francis Prep: Excelled in his senior season at St. Francis Prep, just miles away from the St. John's University campus ... a Catholic High School Athletic Association (CHSAA) first team selection by the New York Post as a senior ... finished second in the CHSAA in scoring in his senior year in 2006-07 at 25.0 points per game ... helped the Terriers and head coach Tim Leary to an 18-8 record and a spot in the CHSAA quarterfinals ... participated in the Jordan Brand All-American Classic at Madison Square Garden in April, alongside St. John's teammate Malik Boothe ... AAU team was the Long Island Lightning.
At Christ the King High School: Averaged 13.0 ppg as a freshman at Christ the King ... played with current Red Storm teammate Boothe.
Personal: Michael Vincent Cavataio ... born June 29, 1989 in New York City ... son of Joanne and Michael Cavataio ... father Michael attended St. John's and participated on the track team, while cousin Vinny was a St. John's golfer ... has one sister, Jackie (19) ... chose to attend St. John's because he wants to play in Madison Square Garden and be a part of the team he cheered for growing up ... major is undecided ... interested in majoring in business ... pronounced "cav-uh-TAY-oh."
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