T.J. Couette was a legendary talent as he helped Winthrop High School to a Gold Ball in 1993. The 6’8” phenom was unstoppable throughout his high school career, often facing junk defenses designed only to keep T.J. from single handedly winning the game. T.J. was a first team All-State selection three years running from 1994 to ‘ 96. T.J. was one of Maine’s most heavily recruited players; he finally decided to accept a full scholarship from Villanova University. T.J. was a key player for Villanova all four years; he graduated with honors in 2000.