"They've been a winning program in the Patriot League," said Cavataio. "Andrew (Beinert) plays there, and that was a big draw. It's a program with a good coach in Coach Willard, and that helps a lot. And besides the basketball, the education that I'll be getting there."
The roster situation at Holy Cross dovetailed with Cavataio's desire for more playing time.
"They'll have five seniors graduating by the time I'm eligible," said Cavataio. "That will open up a lot of minutes."
Cavataio's decision to leave St. John's was mainly an issue of playing time. He said he was looking for "just a bigger role on a team. More minutes, more playing time. With the situation at St. John's, with eight freshmen, it wasn't your typical rotation."