Salute to a Fallen Soldier…One of CT’s Finest!

by CTalentTv on September 9, 2011

Connecticut lost one of its basketball greats earlier this month when Timothy “TJ Buckets” Mathis after attending the birthday party of Ryan Gomes in New Haven. TJ was a Hamden High superstar and went on to play at Morgan State University where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology. He recently was named Co-MVP of the Greater Hartford Pro-Am Summer League along with Harte Nissan teammate Keith Cochran. This was his second Pro-Am Championship in the last 3 years, but his first MVP award. He was well known throughout the state by his nickname “TJ Buckets” for his ability to play well in big games. But unlike most players his age (he was only 25 years young when he passed), he was known as a gentleman on the court and as a fierce competitor who never spoke to referees, opposing players or fans. Even at the tender age of 25, he was respected throughout the state as one of the best point guards in CT. He was one of those players who it was impossible to root against. His death was just the latest in a rash of murders in New Haven this year. Suspects and motives for his death are unknown. CTalent would like to SALUTE the life and talents of Timothy “TJ Buckets” Mathis. May he forever rest in peace!







Story By: Reggie Hatchett

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