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Shannon Brown
Shannon Brown

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Maywood, Ill.

High School:
Proviso East

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 205

Position:
G

Birthdate:
11/29/1985


Along with teammates Maurice Ager and Drew Neitzel, part of the nation's best backcourt as selected by Lindy's College Basketball ... Rated the No. 6 shooting guard in the nation by Lindy's ... Preseason second-team All-Big Ten as selected by Lindy's and Athlon Sports ... Along with teammate Paul Davis, named one of America's top four inside-outside tandems by ESPN's Dick Vitale ... Rated the No. 10 "slasher" in the nation by Athlon ... Named honorable mention All-American by Athlon ... Combines tremendous athletic ability and strength ... Exceptional in transition ... Improved passer and defender ... Has worked to improve the consistency on his jumper.

2004-05: Started 31 of 33 games ... Ranked fourth on the team in scoring (10.9 ppg), rebounding (3.2 rpg) and assists (1.7 apg) ... Ranked second in the Big Ten in free-throw percentage (.848) ... Named Honorable Mention All-Big Ten by the league's coaches ... Selected Most Outstanding Player in the Austin Regional, averaging 13.5 points and 3.3 rebounds in the first four games of the NCAA Tournament ... Averaged 13.8 points in five NCAA Tournament games, shooting a team-best 50.0 percent from the field and a team-high 50.0 percent from 3-point range ... Led MSU in scoring in two games, in rebounding twice and in assists once ... Tied for second on the team with 20 dunks ... Scored in double figures 21 times, including two games of 20 points or more ... Recorded a career-high 24 points in a career-high 36 minutes in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament against Kentucky (3/27), shooting 8-of-10 from the field, including 5-of-6 from 3-point range, while adding four rebounds; 17 of the 24 points came in the second half and the two overtimes ... Scored 20 points and grabbed a career-best nine rebounds against Purdue (1/18), shooting 8-of-9 from the free throw line ... Scored a team-high 18 points against Minnesota (2/16) ... Other top scoring efforts include 18 points vs. Florida A&M (11/19), 16 against Penn State (1/5) and 15 each against UW-Green Bay (11/23), Nicholls State (11/27) and North Carolina (4/2) in the Final Four ... Grabbed six rebounds against both UNC Asheville (12/29) and Oakland (1/29), while pulling down five boards against Nicholls State and George Mason (12/5) ... Dished out a season-high five assists, while committing no turnovers, against Duke (11/30) ... Added four assists against Oakland (1/29) and recorded three assists in seven other contests ... Second on the team with 41 steals (1.2 spg), recording three steals in five different games ... Was perfect from the foul line in 11 games, including shooting 6-of-6 against both George Mason and Oakland ... Shot 50.0 percent (10-of-20) from 3-point range in the NCAA Tournament, after entering the tournament shooting 28.4 percent from behind the arc.

2003-04: Named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team ... Honorable mention Freshman All-American by Rivals.com ... Started 24 of the final 25 games of the season ... Third on the squad with 33 steals, tied for fifth on the MSU freshman records chart ... Fifth on the team with 38 assists ... Led the team in free throw percentage (.807), among players with more than 50 attempts, while also ranking third among freshmen in school history ... Ranked fifth on the squad in three-point field-goal percentage ... Third on the team with 11 dunks ... Scored in double-figures in 11 games, including leading the team at Illinois (2/10) ... Led the team in rebounding and assists three times ... Scored eight points in his Spartan debut vs. Bucknell (11/21), also recording two steals ... Recorded seven points and three rebounds at Kansas (11/25) ... Named to the Coca-Cola Spartan Classic All-Tournament Team, averaging 12.5 points and 5.0 rebounds in games vs. Penn (11/29) and DePaul (11/30) ... Celebrated his 18th birthday vs. Penn, scoring 12 points, including three dunks, and grabbing five rebounds ... Scored 13 points vs. DePaul, including nine in the first half, and grabbed five boards ... Started the first game of his career against Oklahoma (12/6), scoring five points and recording two steals ... Busted out for 14 points against Kentucky (12/13) at "The BasketBowl", while also tallying three steals ... Scored 10 points vs. South Florida (12/16) ... Solid effort with 12 points and five rebounds against Coppin State (12/31) ... Recorded season highs with 15 points and seven rebounds at Syracuse (1/3) ... Scored 13 points vs. Penn State (1/14), including the first six of the second half, shooting 5-of-6 from the field ... Recorded a season-high four assists against Michigan (1/17) ... Dished out a season-best four assists vs. both Northwestern (1/21) and Minnesota (1/28) ... Added three steals at Minnesota (1/28) ... Grabbed six rebounds in a season-high 32 minutes in an overtime contest at Purdue (1/25) ... Scored a team-best 12 points at Illinois (2/10), shooting 5-of-8 from the field, including 2-of-2 from three-point range ... Scored 13 points and notched three steals against Minnesota (2/14) in a game which Tom Izzo called his best as a Spartan ... Averaged 13.0 points in two Big Ten Tournament games vs. Northwestern (3/12) and Wisconsin (3/13), shooitng 60.0 percent (9-of-15) from the field and a perfect 100 percent (7-of-7) from the foul line ... Scored 11 points vs. Northwestern in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal ... Tied his career high with 15 points vs. Wisconsin in the Big Ten Tournament semifinal.

HIGH SCHOOL: Consensus pick as the top shooting guard in the Class of 2003 ... 2003 First-Team Parade Magazine All-American ... 2003 McDonald's All-American, recording 23 points, three rebounds and three assists in the all-star game, while placing second in the slam-dunk contest ... Co-MVP of the 2003 Jordan Capital Classic, tallying 27 points, eight assists and four rebounds ... Recipient of the 2003 Illinois Mr. Basketball Award ... 2003 Gatorade Illinois High School Boys Basketball Player of the Year ... Averaged 27.9 points, 7.2 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 3.0 steals as a senior, leading Proviso East to a 25-4 record while playing for Coach Troy Jackson ... Shot 53 percent from the field, including 39 percent from three-point range ... Earned First-Team Associated Press Class AA All-State honors ... Named 2003 Champaign News-Gazette All-State Player of the Year ... Rated as the No. 1 shooting guard in the nation by recruiting analyst Dave Telep, ESPN.com, FoxSports.com's Frank Burlison and recruiting analyst Bob Gibbons ... Ranked as the No. 3 player in the nation by CBS Sportsline.com's Tony Mejia and Clark Francis' Hoop Scoop, No. 5 by Dave Telep and No. 6 by Rivals.com ... Averaged 24 points, five rebounds, five assists and three steals as a junior, leading Proviso East to a 26-3 record ... First-Team All-State honoree, in addition to receiving all-conference, all-region and all-area honors ... Selected to Frank Burlison's 2002 All-Summer First Team as one of the top five performers of the summer ... Named to Frank Burlison's Nike Camp Top 25 Team and Dave Telep's All-Nike Camp Team ... Participated in the 2002 USA Basketball Men's Youth Development Festival in Colorado Springs ... Averaged 15 points, five rebounds, five assists and three steals as a sophomore, while earning all-conference, all-region and all-area honors and helping Proviso East to a 29-4 record ... Averaged 13 points per game as a freshman on a squad that posted a 21-1 record ... Played AAU basketball for the Illinois Warriors.

PERSONAL: Born Nov. 29, 1985 ... Son of Chris and Sandra Brown ... No-preference major.

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Year	GP/GS	Min./Avg	FG-FGA	FG%	FG-FGA	FG%	FT-FTA	FT%	OFF-DEF	REB	AVG	PF/D	A	TO	BL	ST	PTS	AVG
2003-04	30/24	687/22.9	88-195	.451	15-44	.341	46-57	.807	24-51	75	2.5	54/1	38	52	1	33	237	7.9
2004-05	33/31	829/25.1	126-282	.447	31-94	.330	78-92	.848	37-67	104	3.2	52/0	57	60	5	41	361	10.9
Totals	63/55	1516/24.1	214-477	.449	46-138	.333	124-149	.832	61-118	179	2.8	106/1	95	112	6	74	598	9.5

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