Iman Shumpert

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Iman Shumpert
Iman Shumpert Knicks.jpg
Shumpert with the Knicks
No. 21 – New York Knicks
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1990-06-26) June 26, 1990 (age 24)
Oak Park, Illinois
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school Oak Park and River Forest
(Oak Park, Illinois)
College Georgia Tech (2008–2011)
NBA draft 2011 / Round: 1 / Pick: 17th overall
Selected by the New York Knicks
Pro career 2011–present
Career history
2011–present New York Knicks
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Iman Asante Shumpert (born June 26, 1990) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected by the Knicks with the 17th overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft.[1]

Early life[edit]

In eighth grade, Shumpert and fellow NBA player Evan Turner were teammates on the same basketball team at Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School in Oak Park, Illinois.[2] He went on to attend Oak Park and River Forest High School where he was a first team all-state player and was one of the nation's top 30 seniors. He helped Oak Park and River Forest to three conference titles and was named conference MVP as a junior and senior. He was rated No. 15 among the nation's senior players by Scout.com and No. 26 by Rivals.com. He was also selected to play in the 2008 McDonald's All-American Game.[3]

College career[edit]

As a freshman for Georgia Tech in 2008–09, Shumpert was the team's fourth-leading scorer for the season, averaging 10.5 points per game and hitting 34.5 percent of his three-point attempts. During the 2009–10 season, Shumpert underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair a damaged meniscus in his right knee on December 3, and missed six games. He went on to finish the season as the team's third-leading scorer with 10.0 points per game.[3]

In the 2010–11 season, Shumpert led his team in scoring (17.3 ppg), rebounding and assists, becoming only the seventh player in ACC history to do so. He ranked fourth in the ACC in scoring, 15th in rebounds, 10th in field goal and free throw percentage, and first in steals (seventh in the nation). He was named to the All-ACC second team and was a member of the conference's all-defensive team.[3]

On March 28, 2011, Shumpert declared for the NBA draft, foregoing his final year of college eligibility.[4]

Professional career[edit]

New York Knicks (2011–present)[edit]

Shumpert was drafted with the 17th overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft by the New York Knicks. In February 2012, then teammate Jared Jeffries said that "he’s about as good an on-ball defender as there is in the league right now".[5] Shumpert was selected to participate in the 2012 NBA All-Star Weekend Slam Dunk Contest but was unable to due to a knee injury.[6]

On April 28, 2012, during a first round playoff game against the Miami Heat, Shumpert suffered a knee injury while dribbling in midcourt and was immediately helped off the court. An MRI later revealed that Shumpert tore the ACL and meniscus in his left knee and would miss the rest of the season.[7]

Shumpert finished 5th in the 2012 NBA Rookie of the Year voting. He received 33 total votes and one first-place vote from a ballot that was filled out by 120 writers and broadcasters from across the country. He was also the only rookie to receive votes for the Defensive Player of the Year award.

On January 13, 2013, Shumpert was medically cleared to participate in team practice. He made his season debut on January 17 in a game against the Detroit Pistons at The O2 Arena in London. He went on to record 8 points, 3 rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block.[8]

In July 2013, Shumpert played one summer league game for the Knicks, recording 2 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists in a 72-77 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans.[9]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2011–12 New York 59 35 28.9 .401 .306 .798 3.2 2.8 1.7 .1 9.5
2012–13 New York 45 45 22.1 .396 .402 .766 3.0 1.7 1.0 .2 6.8
2013–14 New York 74 58 26.5 .378 .333 .746 4.2 1.7 1.2 .2 6.7
Career 178 138 26.2 .391 .342 .775 3.5 2.1 1.3 .2 7.7

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012 New York 1 1 19.0 .000 .000 .000 1.0 .0 1.0 .0 .0
2013 New York 12 12 28.1 .410 .429 .857 6.0 1.3 1.1 .3 9.3
Career 13 13 27.4 .402 .419 .857 5.6 1.2 1.1 .2 8.6

Personal[edit]

Shumpert's father, Odis, is an insurance broker while his mother, L'Tanya, is an adjunct professor of art and design at Columbia College in Chicago, Illinois.[3] During the 2012–13 NBA season, Shumpert's high-top fade haircut attracted publicity.[10] He shaved the fade in October 2013.[11]

Outside of basketball, Shumpert has dabbled in rap music. In 2012, he released the song "Knicks Anthem"[12] and the mixtape Th3 #Post90s. In 2013, he released the song "Dear Kendrick" in response to Kendrick Lamar's verse in the song "Control" by Big Sean ft. Kendrick Lamar & Jay Electronica. The music video for his single "Chiraq" garnered media attention over the eccentric visuals.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Isola, Frank (June 23, 2011). "NBA Draft 2011: New York Knicks draft Georgia Tech's Iman Shumpert with No. 17 pick in first round". nydailynews.com. Retrieved October 4, 2014. 
  2. ^ Ryan, Shannon (March 21, 2010). "Just like old times for Turner and Shumpert". ChicagoTribune.com. Retrieved October 4, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Iman Shumpert Bio". RamblinWreck.com. Retrieved October 4, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Georgia Tech's Shumpert Declares for the NBA Draft". YardBarker.com. March 28, 2011. Retrieved October 4, 2014. 
  5. ^ Vaccaro, Mike (February 15, 2012). "Shumpert’s defense steals show for Knicks". NYPost.com. Retrieved October 4, 2014. 
  6. ^ Iannazzone, Al (February 22, 2012). "Iman Shumpert out of Slam Dunk Contest". NewsDay.com. Retrieved October 4, 2014. 
  7. ^ Begley, Ian (April 28, 2012). "Iman Shumpert out 6-8 months". ESPN.com. Retrieved April 28, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Knicks win in London, beat Pistons 102-87". NBA.com. January 17, 2013. Retrieved October 4, 2014. 
  9. ^ "2013 Summer League Statistics – Iman Shumpert". NBA.com. Retrieved October 4, 2014. 
  10. ^ Taylor, Nate (January 20, 2013). "Iman Shumpert’s Hairstyle Now Turns Heads". NYTimes.com. Retrieved October 4, 2014. 
  11. ^ Favale, Dan (October 14, 2013). "Knicks Guard Iman Shumpert Does the Unthinkable, Shaves Flat Top". BleacherReport.com. Retrieved October 4, 2014. 
  12. ^ Mintz, Jared (December 7, 2012). "Iman Shumpert Drops New Knicks Anthem". RantSports.com. Retrieved October 4, 2014. 

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