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Iman Shumpert

21 | Guard-Forward

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Biography

Background

As A Professional: Currently in his third NBA season, has established himself as one of the game’s top young talents on both ends of the floor...Earned 2011-12 NBA All-Rookie First Team honors, then made strong comeback in 2012-13 after knee injury suffered in opening game of ’12 Playoffs...Over 104 career games (80 starts), has averaged 8.3 points, 3.1 rebounds, 1.38 steals and .399 shooting over 26.0 minutes...99-284 (.349) career from Downtown...Owns five career 20- plus scoring games...As a rookie, ranked seventh in NBA with 1.71 spg in 2011-12...Has started each of his last 62 regular season games (last time off the bench in regular season was on Mar. 24, 2012 vs. Pistons; 6 pts, 20 mins)...Standout rookie season was shortened by knee injury (torn left ACL and meniscus) suffered in Game One of first round Playoff series vs. Miami (Apr. 28, 2012)...Selected for 2012 Sprite Slam Dunk in Orlando; forced to withdraw due to injury...Early-entry candidate in 2011 NBA Draft. Drafted by Knicks in first round (17th overall); signed on Dec. 11, 2011. Club exercised third-year option on Oct. 16, 2012.

2012-13: Moved right into starting lineup after making belated season debut following knee injury suffered in 2012 Playoffs... Returned to action in mid-January and averaged 6.8 points and 3.0 rebounds with .396 shooting (109-275) over 22.1 minutes in 45 games (all starts)...Started each of the season’s final 45 games...Went 51-127 (.402) from Downtown...Season Highs: Points: 20 (Mar. 13 at Denver); Assists: 8* (Apr. 17 vs. Atlanta); Rebounds: 11* (Apr. 12 at Cleveland)...Had nine double-figure scoring games and one 20-plus game...Played in 100th career NBA game on Apr. 11 at Chicago...Listed as inactive for season’s first 37 games (Nov. 2-Jan. 13), while recovering from knee injury...One of four Knicks (Anthony, Felton, Chandler) who did not come off the bench at any point during season...Key Games: After missing season’s first 37 games (knee), made season debut with eight points (3-7 FGA) in 15 minutes in win over Pistons at London’s O2 Arena, Jan. 17... Recorded career-high six steals in win over Warriors, Feb. 27...Scored team-and-season high 20 points (8-10 FGA, 4-5 from Downtown) in loss at Denver, Mar. 13...Scored 18 points (7-10 FGA, 4-6 from Downtown) in Atlantic Division-clinching win over Wizards, Apr. 9...Career-high 11 rebounds in win at Cleveland, Apr. 12...Logged season-high 42 minutes (14 points) in loss at Charlotte, Apr. 15...Scored 18 points (7-11 FGA) with career-high-tying eight assists and seven rebounds in season finale win over Hawks, Apr. 17.

In The Playoffs: Started all 12 post-season games and averaged 9.3 points and 6.0 rebounds with .410 shooting (41-100) over 28.1 minutes...Went 18-42 (.429) from Downtown with team-high 18 3PT FG (tied with Smith)...Led Knicks in rebounds three times...Notched six double-figure scoring games, two double-figure rebound games and one double-double, with 13 steals in the 12 games...Key factor in first round with 9.0 ppg and 6.8 rpg with .452 shooting (19-42) over 28.5 mpg, starting all six games vs. Celtics...Had 11 steals in the six games, three double-figure scoring games and one double-double (12 points, career Playoff high 12 rebs in Game Four loss)...Headline performer in Game Six clincher with 17 points (6-9 FGA, 3-3 from Downtown), six rebounds and two steals. Authored perhaps game’s biggest defensive play in fourth quarter, stealing Pierce pass and converting it into a fast break layup to halt Celtics’ 20-0 run and give NY a 77-69 lead with 5:06 left...In East Semis vs. Pacers, had 9.7 ppg, 5.2 rpg and .379 shooting (22-58) over 27.7 mpg...Central figure in Knicks’ comeback run in Game Six finale with Playoff career-high 19 points (6-10 FGA, 5-6 from Downtown) in 25 minutes (DQ), including three, 3PT FGM over 1:04 span in third quarter...Main cog in Knicks’ 2013 Playoff run after suffering torn left ACL and meniscus in first career NBA Playoff game, Game One vs. Miami in 2012 (Apr. 28, 2012).

2011-12: NBA All-Rookie First Team...Season-long consistency in debut season earned him 2011-12 NBA All-Rookie First Team honors...Over 59 games (35 starts), averaged 9.5 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.71 steals (seventh in NBA) and shot .401 over 28.9 minutes...Went 48-157 (.306) from Downtown...Led Knicks in scoring twice, assists eight times...Recorded four 20-plus scoring games...Scored a career-high 25 points twice, in consecutive games (Mar. 28 vs. Orlando, Mar. 30 at Atlanta), going 19-35 FGA (.543) in the two games...Missed seven regular season games due to injury: four in season’s opening weeks (Dec. 28-Jan. 2) with sprained right MCL suffered on Opening Night, Dec. 25 vs. Celtics; three in February (Feb. 20-23) with left patella tendinitis. Suffered season-ending knee injury in first game of first round Playoff loss to Miami...Picked for Sprite Slam Dunk at NBA All-Star 2012 in Orlando, but forced to withdraw due to left patella tendinitis... Ranked seventh in NBA with 1.71 spg; first Knick ranked in NBA Top 10 in steals since Mark Jackson in Rookie of the Year season of 1987-88 (sixth, 2.50 spg). Raymond Felton, traded in mid-season from Knicks to Denver, ranked eighth in 2010-11 (1.67)...Finished 15th in NBA in steals-per-turnover ratio (0.91)...Among NBA rookies, finished second in steals (1.71 spg, to Minnesota’s Ricky Rubio at 2.22), ninth in scoring (9.5), eighth in assists (2.8), sixth in free throw percentage (.798 on 87-109) and fifth in minutes per game (28.9)...In 35 starts, averaged 9.7 points (339), 3.4 rebounds (118) and 1.69 steals (59) over 32.0 minutes (1,121)...Clutch figure off the bench in win at Toronto, Feb. 14, with eight points and four steals in 27 minutes. Made perhaps game’s key defensive play: steal on Jose Calderon and subsequent fast break dunk with 1:28 left to pull NY within three (87-84) during Knicks’ game-winning 13-1 rally in final 3:57...Standout effort in ABC Easter OT win over Bulls, Apr. 8, with 15 points (5-14 FGA), season-high nine rebounds, six assists and four steals in career-high 45 starting minutes...First career NBA Playoff appearance was cut short when he suffered torn left ACL and meniscus in third quarter of Game One loss at Miami, Apr. 28, 2012, and was sidelined for remainder of Playoffs.

As A Collegian: Averaged 12.7 points, 4.2 assists and 4.5 rebounds with .396 shooting over 31.3 minutes in 92 games (91 starts) in three seasons at Georgia Tech...Ended his college career ranked 11th on Georgia Tech’s career list in assists (382) and fourth in steals (207)...Went 111-364 (.305) from three-point range...Fourth player in ACC history to lead his team in scoring (career-high 17.3), rebounding (5.9), assists (3.5) and steals (2.74) as a junior....All-ACC Second Team and ACC All-Defensive as a junior...ACC All-Freshman Team honoree in 2009, leading the conference in steals (2.06 spg)...Had 14 career 20-plus scoring games, with career high 30 points twice, both vs. North Carolina on the same date (Jan. 16, 2010, Jan. 16, 2011)...Notched triple-double on Jan. 25, 2011 vs. Virginia Tech (22 pts, career-high 12 reb, 11 ast; along with career-high seven steals)...Career-high 12 assists on Dec. 3, 2008 vs. Penn State...In sophomore season, missed six games due to arthroscopic surgery to repair damaged meniscus, right knee, on Dec. 3, 2009.

Community Corner: Joined the rest of his teammates along with the Knicks coaching staff, alumni and a galaxy of A-list celebrities at the 14th annual Knicks Bowl presented by Unilever at Chelsea Piers, Feb. 11, 2013, the gala, star-studded event that has raised over $2.2 million for the Garden of Dreams Foundation...Joined teammates to host a clinic for 100 children to celebrate NBA FIT Live Healthy Week in conjunction with Garden of Dreams Foundation, Jan. 30, 2012 at MSG Training Center...Joined the rest of his teammates to celebrate the holidays with 150 Garden of Dreams Children at the GDF Holiday Launch party at MSG Training Center, Dec. 19, 2011...Joined Knicks legends Walt Frazier, John Starks and Earl Monroe and teammates at Knicks’ Home for the Holidays Youth Clinic presented by Chase at Trinity High School in Manhattan on Dec. 20, 2011 through Garden of Dreams Foundation.

Personal: Iman Asante Shumpert...First name is pronounced ee-MON...Made the Dean’s List during the fall ’10 semester at Georgia Tech...Majored in sociology...Son of Odis and L’Tanya Shumpert...Mother is an adjunct professor of art and design at Columbia College in Chicago, father is an insurance broker...Plays with the mentality that it is embarrassing to be scored on, which was instilled in him at a young age when playing with his three brothers...Interests include creative writing and broadcast journalism...McDonald’s All-American and Third-Team Parade magazine All-American as a high school senior, averaging 15.3 points...Grew from 5-foot-7 as a freshman to 6-foot-2 as a sophomore. 

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