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Full Name: Ronald Blackshear Jr.
Position: Guard
Height/Weight: 6-5 (1.96 m)/ 210 (95.3 kg)
Birthdate: May 24, 1978 (Camilla, Ga.)
High School: Mitchell-Baker HS (Camilla, Ga.)
Prep School: Hargrave Military Academy (Chatham, Va.)
College: Marshall

Three-point field goals: 2000-01, 9-for-31 (.290).

Three-point field goals: 2001-02, 88-for-193 (.456); 2002-03, 98-for-265 (.370). Totals: 186-for-468 (.397).

Early entry candidate for the 2003 NBA Draft. Played two seasons at Marshall after starting collegiate career at Temple. Sat out the 1999-00 season as a partial qualifier at Temple under NCAA guidelines.

Career Highlights: Earned Second Team All-Mid-American Conference and NABC All-District 4 honors. Reached the 1,000 career point mark at Marshall in only two seasons. Also ranks fourth all-time in school history in career three-point field goals made with 186.

Junior (2002-03): Averaged 20.3 ppg (35th in nation), sixth in the MAC. Led the MAC in free throw percentage (88.8%, 15th in nation) and three-point field goals made per game (3.4, 16th in nation). Paced team in scoring 25 times. Scored 20 or more points on 17 occasions, with a season-high 40 points (including eight three-pointers) at Eastern Michigan. Tallied 32 points (with seven threes) at Niagara. Recorded 32 points and six rebounds vs. Toledo. Scored 30 points in finale vs. Eastern Michigan. Grabbed season-high seven rebounds three times.

Sophomore (2001-02): Became eligible in December. Averaged team-leading 19.6 points and added 4.7 rpg. Became eligible in December. Averaged 4.2 made three-pointers per game, a number that would have led the nation had he played in the required number of his teamís games. Scored career-high 44 points at Akron, a game in which he tied the national record for consecutive three-point shots made (11) and recorded the second-most three-point shots made in a single contest (14). Tallied 33 points and eight rebounds vs. Ball State. Sank 8-of-12 three-pointers on his way to 29 points vs. Miami (Ohio). Scored 28 points and grabbed 12 rebounds vs. Northern Illinois.

Freshman (2000-01): At Temple, averaged 3.4 points in 10.4 minutes a contest before transferring after 10 games. Scored season-high 15 points on 4-for-7 shooting from three-point range in 20 minutes vs. Wisconsin in his last game as an Owl.

Strengths: Moves without the ball to get open for shots and can score points in bunches when heís hot.

Personal: Majoring in Sports Management and Marketing. Has two children, Ronald and Daneizha Blackshear.