J.T. Shumate
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J.T. Shumate: 2023 Draft Prospect

Indiana Pacers Pre-Draft Workouts: J.T. Shumate One-on-One Interview (June 6, 2023)

Height: 6-7
Weight: 210
Position: F
College: Toledo
Age: 23

2022-23 Season Stats
PPG: 16.0
RPG: 4.8
APG: 1.4
BLK: 1.2
STL: 0.6

Player Bio
Courtesy of Toledo Athletics

As a Redshirt Senior (2022-23)
First men's basketball player and third Rocket ever to be named to CoSIDA First-Team Academic All-America squad on two occasions…Received spot on Lou Henson Mid-Major All-America Team…Earned first-team All-MAC honors...Named MAC Scholar-Athlete of Week twice and MAC Player of Week once…Ranked third on team with 16.0 ppg and led team with 1.2 bpg and 86.7 free-throw percentage...Also ranked third on team with 40.7 three-point FG% (40.7)...Scored in double figures on 27 occasions with 12 20-point contests tied for third in MAC...One of two players to rank in MAC's Top 15 in FG%, FT%, & 3FG%...Tied career high with 33 points on 15-of-21 shooting vs. Oakland (Nov. 16)...Scored 25 points vs. East Carolina (Nov. 22)...Scored 14 points and dished out career-high six assists vs. Bowling Green (Jan. 28)...Finished career ranking first in program history with 43.7 three-point FG% and 84.1 FT%, and fifth with 55.4 FG% and 117 blocked shots. 

As a Redshirt Junior (2021-22)
Only second Rocket ever to be named to CoSIDA First-Team Academic All-America squad…Received second-team All-MAC honors…Named MAC Scholar-Athlete of Week twice and MAC Player of Week once…Started all 34 games, averaging 31.7 mpg…Led MAC with team-best 48.2 three-point FG% (67-of-139) and ranked second with team-high 1.3 bpg… Also paced team with 55.4 FG% and 82.0 FT%…Grabbed team-high 6.1 rpg and ranked second with 15.0 ppg…Scored season-best 29 points on stellar shooting (12-of-14) at Bowling Green (Jan. 15)…Also scored 22 points vs. Falcons at home (March 4) and was 8-of-9 from field…Made 20-of-23 shots and connected on all seven three-point shots vs. BGSU…Also poured in 29 points vs. Central Michigan (Feb. 19)…Scored 20 or more points on six occasions and registered three double-doubles...Posted career-high seven blocks vs Ohio (Feb. 8)...Tied career highs with 11 rebounds and five assists vs. Western Michigan (Dec. 29)...Scored in double digits in all but three contests with a 17-game streak from Dec. 6-Feb. 2.

As a Junior at Toledo (2020-21)
Averaged 11.3 ppg and 4.4 rpg in 23 games…Started 20 of 23 contests after becoming eligible on Dec. 16…Ranked third in MAC with team-best .593 field goal percentage, a mark that is tied for eighth in program history…Shot 62.9 percent in league play, the fifth-best mark in school annals…Ranked third on team with 39.1 three-point FG% (18-of-46)… Ranked third in MAC with 1.4 bpg…Blocked season-high four shots vs. Ohio (Jan. 8) and Central Michigan (Jan. 19)…Scored in double digits in 12 contests…Exploded for career-high 33 points on school-record 11-for-11 shooting and season-high five three-point field goals vs. Miami (Jan. 26) … Scored 25 points on 8-for-11 shooting vs. Akron (Feb. 2) … Tallied 16 points and season-high nine rebounds at Western Michigan (Jan. 2)…Scored 16 points in MAC quarterfinal victory over Ball State (March 11)…Scored 12 points and grabbed eight boards in first game as a Rocket at Marshall (Dec. 16).

As a Sophomore at Walsh (2019-20)
Started all 30 games played for team that posted 25-6 win-loss mark and earned NCAA Tournament berth…Received second-team all-conference accolades…Averaged 14.4 ppg, 7.2 rpg and 2.1 apg…Posted 49.7 FG% and 35.1 three-point FG% (39-of-111)…Scored season-high 26 points on four occasions.

As a Freshman at Walsh (2018-19)
Started all 32 games...Named G-MAC Freshman of Year and first-team all-conference...Earned All-Midwest Region Second Team and NABC All-District Second Team honors…Led team in scoring and ranked third in conference with 18.7 ppg… Averaged 6.2 rpg and 1.4 bpg…Shot 52.0 percent from field and 43.6 percent (65-of-149) from three-point range…Scored a career-high 30 points in win over Cedarville...Named G-MAC Athlete of Week three times…Traveled to Brazil with USA D2 Basketball Team in July.

High School (Newark)
Earned second-team Division I all-state honors as senior after averaging 21.2 ppg…Two-time first team all-league and district...Conference player of year…Three-year letterwinner in basketball…Shot school-record 49 percent from three-point line in junior season.

Full name is Jay Thomas Shumate…Parents are J.R. and Kari Shumate...Father is girls’ basketball coach at Newark High School…Has two older brothers, Anthom and Austen, and three younger sisters, Katie, Emma and Ky...Katie is a senior on Kent State women’s basketball team and has earned All-MAC Honorable Mention twice as well as MAC All-Freshman Team honors…Emma is a freshman on Ohio State's women’s basketball team and held a national rank of No. 44 by Collegiate Girls Basketball Report...Majoring in middle childhood education…Dean’s List member at Walsh University…Member of National Honor Society, student council and Principal’s List in high school.