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SJU Men's Basketball BIO
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Shavar Newkirk
Player Profile:
Shavar Newkirk 1878853
Position: Guard
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 185
Year: Senior
Hometown: New York, N.Y.
High School: Cardinal Hayes

2016-17:  Missed 19 games after suffering a torn ACL in his left knee vs. George Washington on December 30... Had been SJU's leading scorer up to that point, with a career-best 20.3 points per game... Also averaged 4.8 rebounds and 3.5 assists... Poured in 20-plus points eight times in 12 games... Netted 24 points vs. Lafayette... Poured in 21 points (career-high 10-of-11 FT) and added seven rebounds at Illinois State... Had 19 points (10-of-11 FT) and career-high eight rebounds with four steals at Princeton... Hit game-winning three-pointer with 6.7 seconds to go at Drexel, finishing with 27 points... Named the Big 5 Co-Player of the Week on Dec. 12 after effort at Drexel... Hit for 22 points and added seven rebounds vs. Temple... Recorded 23 points, six rebounds, and five assists vs. NC State... Had 21 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the floor and a season-high six assists vs. Ole Miss... Scored 20 points vs. Loyola-Chicago... Named the Atlantic 10 Co-Player of the Week on Nov. 14 after scoring a career-high 28 points in season-opener vs. Toledo.

2015-16:
 Starting point guard for the Atlantic 10 Champion Hawks... Co-recipient of the Robert O'Neill Memorial Award for the team's most improved player... Averaged 8.0 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game in 36 starts... Posted 9.1 and 2.7 assists in Atlantic 10 play... Recorded 10 points and five rebounds in NCAA Second Round game vs. Oregon... Hit for career-high 19 points and added six assists at St. Bonaventure... Recorded 13 points on 6-for-8 shooting at Davidson... Made 6-of-9 from the field to score team-high 17 points in hometown at Fordham... Recorded 12 points vs. Rhode Island... Posted 11 points and five assists at Penn... Hit for 12 points at George Mason... Had 10 points and four assists at Richmond... Scored 13 points and added six assists vs. Illinois State... Posted 13 points and career-high nine assists vs. Villanova... Scored 10 points vs. Old Dominion... Scored 12 points vs. Buffalo... Made first collegiate start vs. Drexel.

2014-15: Averaged 3.3 points, 1.7 rebounds, and 2.3 assists in 31 games... Played 20.1 minutes per game... Dished out then-career-high six assists at Duquesne... Recorded season-high nine points on 3-of-7 shooting at Marist... Registered five points and three steals vs. Loyola Maryland... Recorded seven points on 5-of-6 shooting from the line at Drexel... Had five points, five rebounds, and four assists in collegiate debut vs. Fairleigh Dickinson.

High School/Personal: Named the N.Y. Daily News Bronx Player of the Year in 2014 for the second time... Three-time All-City selection, earning First Team honors as a junior and senior... Played for the USA Select Team in the Under-18 international tournament in Germany in May 2014... Averaged 17.0 points, 7.0 assists and 4.0 rebounds per game as a senior... Point guard who paced Cardinal Hayes to back-to-back appearances in the CHSAA intersectional semifinals and to team’s first Archdiocesan title in over 40 years... Squad posted school’s best record ever at 26-2... All-CHSAA First Team honoree for two straight years... Earned MSG All-Metro Honorable Mention... Three-year starter who helped team to a 75-14 record in his career... Played his freshman year at Rice High School... Accounting major.

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