Prospect Interview: Shawntes Gary



PROSPECT INTERVIEW
Shawntes Gary
G, 6-2, 205, Western Michigan

2008-09:
Elkhart, Ind., native (Concord High) averaged 10.3 points and 5.2 rebounds, shooting .429 from the field and .256 from the 3-point line. ... Scored career-high 27 points in an 84-82 overtime victory over Ball State on March 4. ... Had three games of 16 points and two more of 15, including one against IUPUI.
2007-08: Ranked 17th in rebounding (5.3 rpg) and 11th in free throw shooting (.768) in the MAC in all games ... ranked 11th in free throw shooting (.789), 14th in rebounding (6.1 rpg), 15th in blocked shots (0.69 bpg) and 30th in scoring (9.3 ppg) in conference games ... named WMU Defensive Player of the Year ... started in 30 of 32 games played and averaged 8.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, 0.9 steals, 0.8 assists and 0.6 blocks per game ... led the team in steals (30) and dunks (9), second in blocks (19) and rebounding and third in scoring ... featured on ESPN SportsCenter Top 10 Plays twice as his dunk vs. Central Michigan (1/22) was No. 1 and blocked shot vs. Akron (3/14) was No. 10 ... helped WMU win at Toledo (3/1) for the first time since 1998 with his first career double-double of 14 points and 11 rebounds ... notched 14 points and 11 rebounds in MAC Tournament quarterfinal win over Eastern Michigan (3/13) ... scored a season-high 20 points at Central Michigan (3/4) ... contributed 17 points and seven rebounds in win over No. 25 Davidson (11/21) ... scored 16 points in come-from-behind double overtime victory against Miami (2/12) ... tallied 13 points and five rebounds in BracketBusters win at Green Bay (2/23).
2006-07:
Honorable Mention All-MAC ... ranked 29th in scoring (10.2 ppg) and 12th in free throw percentage (.762) in the MAC in all games and 20th in scoring (12.1 ppg), 15th in free throw percentage (.740) and 14th in steals (1.38 spg) in conference games ... started in all 32 games averaging 10.2 points, 3.6 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.2 steals per game ... finished third in scoring, second in rebounding and first in steals (38) and blocks (13) for WMU.
2005-06: Played in all 31 games for WMU with 21 starts ... averaged 3.6 points and 2.0 rebounds ... led WMU freshmen with 113 points and 61 rebounds.
High School:
Led Concord to a 23-2 record, Northern Lakes Conference championship and a sectional championship his senior year ... Concord’s record was the best in 15 years after Gary averaged 14.6 points and 6.3 rebounds per game ... Elkhart Truth Player of the Year ... All-State selection by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association ... Indiana All-Star ... WTRC-TV Player of the Year ... Indiana Junior All-Star after averaging 16.9 points and 5.8 rebounds.
Personal:
Born November 28, 1986 in Elkhart, Ind. ... full name is Shawntés Dushane Gary ... son of Gregory and Dennise Gary ... has two siblings, Dairese and Martes ... Dairese is a freshman men’s basketball player at New Mexico this season ... majoring in exercise science.