AP Photos: Illinois vs. SIU Edwardsville - 11/14/11
2011-12 FRESHMAN: Played in 20 games, averaging 0.9 ppg and 1.9 rpg off the bench ... Saw first career action in opener vs. Loyola Chicago (Nov. 11), totaling two points and two rebounds ... Had three rebounds and blocked first shot vs. SIU Edwardsville (Nov. 14) ... Grabbed a career-best seven rebounds vs. Lipscomb (Nov. 17) ... Tallied first career assist vs. Richmond (Nov. 22) in Cancun ... Scored a career-high seven points, including first career three-pointer, vs. Chicago State (Nov. 27) ... Had a career-high two assists at Ohio State (Jan. 21).
De La Salle's all-time leading scorer ... Consensus Top-100 recruit averaged 13 points and 7.5 rebounds as a senior ... First-team All-State selection by the Associated Press (AP) and Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) ... Second-team All-State by the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette ... Special mention All-State by the Chicago Tribune ... All-Area by the Chicago Sun-Times ... Chicago Catholic League-North Division Co-Athlete of the Year, along with current Illini teammate Nnanna Egwu ... Ranked No. 65 on the recruiting services consensus index, including No. 40 by Prep Stars and No. 59 by Rivals.com ... Averaged 14 points and nine rebounds as a junior ... First-team All-State by the IBCA, second-team All-State by the Sun-Times and News-Gazette, special mention All-State by the Tribune and honorable mention All-State by the AP as a junior ... High school coach was Tom White ... Played for the Mac Irvin Fire AAU program, coached by Mike Irvin.
Born Dec. 13, 1992 ... Majoring in recreation, sport and tourism ... Grandparents are William and Marry Shaw ... Credits his grandparents for having the greatest impact on his career, because "They kept me leveled and raised me to be respectful" ... Favorite athletes are Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose ... Hobbies include hanging out with friends, spending time with family, singing, and meeting new people ... Loyal player who says, "My team is my family and I bleed Orange and Blue."