Shane Larkin

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Shane Larkin
Shane Larkin Anadolu Efes (cropped).jpg
Larkin with Anadolu Efes in November 2018
No. 0 – Anadolu Efes
PositionPoint guard
LeagueBasketball Super League
EuroLeague
Personal information
Born (1992-10-02) October 2, 1992 (age 27)
Cincinnati, Ohio
NationalityAmerican / Turkish
Listed height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High schoolDr. Phillips
(Orlando, Florida)
CollegeMiami (Florida) (2011–2013)
NBA draft2013 / Round: 1 / Pick: 18th overall
Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
Playing career2013–present
Career history
2013–2014Dallas Mavericks
2014Texas Legends
2014–2015New York Knicks
2015–2016Brooklyn Nets
2016–2017Baskonia
2017–2018Boston Celtics
2018–presentAnadolu Efes
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

DeShane Davis Larkin (born October 2, 1992) is an American-Turkish professional basketball player for Anadolu Efes of the Basketball Super League and the EuroLeague. He also represents the senior Turkish national team. He played college basketball for the University of Miami. He was selected by the Atlanta Hawks with the 18th overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft, where he was immediately traded to the Dallas Mavericks. Larkin is the son of Hall of Fame baseball player Barry Larkin.

Larkin holds the record for the most points scored in a single EuroLeague game since the 2000–01 season, with 49 points scored on November 29, 2019.[1][2] The record does not include the EuroLeague's games played from 19582000, when FIBA ran the competition. That record is held by Radivoj Korać, who scored 99 points in a single EuroLeague game on January 14, 1965.[3][4]

Early life[edit]

Larkin was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on October 2, 1992 to parents Barry and Lisa Larkin.[5] His father Barry is a Hall of Fame shortstop for the Cincinnati Reds.[5] Other athletes in Larkin's family include his uncles, former Xavier University standout basketball player Byron Larkin, and former Major League first baseman Stephen Larkin.[5] When Larkin was in elementary school, his father's Reds teammates Tony Pérez and Pete Rose would give the younger Larkin tips on hitting a baseball during spring training.[6][7] After being told this training was "all wrong" by a Little League coach, Larkin quit baseball and decided to focus on basketball.[6][7][8]

High school career[edit]

Larkin played basketball for Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando, Florida. During his senior year he averaged 18.8 points, 6.4 rebounds, 6.3 assists, and 3.5 steals per game.[5] He was a two-time all-state selection and ended his high school career with 320 career steals, a school record.[5] Larkin was ranked as one of the top 30 point guards by Scout.com.[9] After receiving offers from a number of schools, Larkin committed to DePaul University. He ended up requesting a transfer before the start of his freshman year due to a then unnamed medical condition.[10] He chose Miami, a school closer to home to help his anxiety and where he was introduced to meditation and relaxation techniques by a new therapist.[11]

College career[edit]

Freshman year[edit]

Larkin missed the first game of the 2011–12 season because of his transfer from DePaul, but received a waiver from the NCAA allowing him to play hours before the Hurricanes' second game against Rutgers.[5] During the first half of the season, Larkin quickly became the first man off the bench, averaging over 25 minutes per game.[12] By the end of January, he had become the Hurricanes' starting point guard; he led the team in steals and was second on the team in assists. Larkin was selected to the All-ACC Freshman team at the conclusion of the season, finishing the year averaging 7.4 points, 2.5 assists, 2.5 rebounds, and 1.6 steals.[5][12]

Sophomore year[edit]

Shane Larkin playing for Miami Hurricanes in 2013

The 2012–13 Miami Hurricanes basketball team was arguably the best team in university history, achieving the school's first ever regular season and tournament Atlantic Coast Conference championship.[13] Larkin was an important player in the team's success, playing some of his best games in many of the most crucial matchups of the season. Against then #1 ranked Duke University, Larkin had 18 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 assists as the Hurricanes blew out Duke by 27 points.[14] Against North Carolina on February 9, Larkin shot 5 for 8 beyond the three-point line, had 9 assists, and delivered an alley-oop pass to Kenny Kadji off the backboard which prompted a standing ovation from Miami Heat players Dwyane Wade and LeBron James who were in attendance.[15] Larkin led the Hurricanes to the Sweet 16 in the 2013 NCAA tournament. He was also selected the ACC Player of the Year by the ACC coaches. Virginia Tech's Erick Green was the ACC media's winner.[16]

Professional career[edit]

Dallas Mavericks (2013–2014)[edit]

On June 27, 2013, Larkin was selected by the Atlanta Hawks with the 18th overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft. His draft rights were then traded to the Dallas Mavericks later that night. During a Summer League practice, he broke his ankle and was ruled out for three months.[17] Despite the injury, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Mavericks on July 29.[18] On November 18, 2013, Larkin made his NBA debut, recording 3 points, 3 assists, and 3 steals in a 97–94 win over the Philadelphia 76ers.[19] On January 17, 2014, he scored a career-high 18 points in a 110–107 win over the Phoenix Suns.[20] On April 23, he made his NBA postseason debut against the San Antonio Spurs in Game 2 of the Western Conference First Round.[21] During his rookie season, he had multiple assignments with the Texas Legends of the NBA Development League.[22]

New York Knicks (2014–2015)[edit]

On June 25, 2014, Larkin was traded, along with Wayne Ellington, José Calderón, Samuel Dalembert and two 2014 second-round picks, to the New York Knicks in exchange for Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton.[23] The following month, he joined the Knicks for the 2014 NBA Summer League.[24] On April 5, 2015, he recorded 15 points and a career-high 11 rebounds in a 101–91 win over the Philadelphia 76ers.[25]

Brooklyn Nets (2015–2016)[edit]

Shane Larkin with the Brooklyn Nets in March 2016

On July 9, 2015, Larkin signed with the Brooklyn Nets.[26] He made his debut for the Nets in the team's season opener against the Chicago Bulls on October 28, recording six points and eight assists as a starter in a 115–100 loss.[27] On January 13, 2016, he scored a then season-high 17 points off the bench in a 110–104 win over his former team, the New York Knicks.[28] On February 1, he recorded eight points, a career-high 14 assists and six rebounds off the bench in a 105–100 loss to the Detroit Pistons.[29] On April 11, he scored a career-high 20 points as a starter in a 120–111 loss to the Washington Wizards.[30]

Baskonia (2016–2017)[edit]

On August 10, 2016, Larkin signed a one-year deal with Baskonia of the EuroLeague and Liga ACB.[31] He was named Player of the Month of February 2017 in the Spanish League.[32] On June 28, 2017, Larkin was registered by Baskonia for the right of first refusal.[33] On July 9, 2017, Larkin signed an offer sheet with FC Barcelona Lassa.[34] On July 14, 2017, Baskonia matched the offer sheet to Larkin, keeping Larkin in their roster.[35] Six days later, he reached an agreement with the Boston Celtics, leaving a $6.3 million offer from Baskonia.[36]

Boston Celtics (2017–2018)[edit]

On July 31, 2017, Larkin signed with the Boston Celtics.[37] In the Celtics' regular season finale on April 11, 2018, Larkin had 12 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds in a 110–97 win over the Brooklyn Nets.[38]

Anadolu Efes (2018–present)[edit]

On July 26, 2018, Larkin signed a one-year deal with Anadolu Efes of the Turkish Basketball Super League and the EuroLeague.[39] On March 8, 2019, Larkin recorded a then career-high 37 points, shooting 12-of-15 from the field, along with five rebounds and two assists for 43 PIR in a 92–70 win over Barcelona. He was subsequently named EuroLeague Round 25 MVP.[40]

In 2018–19 season, Efes qualified to the 2019 EuroLeague Final Four. In the semifinal, Larkin led his team to the final with a win over Fenerbahçe by scoring 30 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists; he had a performance index rating (PIR) of 43, which set a new Final Four record.[41] In the championship game against CSKA Moscow, Larkin scored 29 points which was an individual scoring-record for any EuroLeague championship game.[42] Efes lost the final to CSKA, settling for second place. In 35 EuroLeague games played during the 2018–19 season, he averaged 12.5 points, 3.1 assists and 2.2 rebounds per game.

In the Turkish BSL, Efes reached the Finals after beating Banvit and Galatasaray 2–0 and 3–0 respectively. In Game 7 of the BSL Finals against Fenerbahçe, Larkin scored 38 points while shooting 11-18. Larkin led Efes to an 89–74 win and to its first Turkish league title in 10 years. He was subsequently named the BSL Finals MVP.[43]

On November 29, 2019, Larkin set EuroLeague Basketball's single-game scoring record since the year 2000, with 49 points scored in a game against FC Bayern Munich.[44] However, the league's overall single-game scoring record, including all of the game splayed since 1958, when FIBA owned the competition, is 99 points scored by Radivoj Korać, on January 14, 1965.[45][46]

National team career[edit]

Larkin is a member of the senior Turkish national team. In February 2020, it was announced that Larkin would miss the 2021 EuroBasket Qualification Tournament with an injury.[47]

Personal life[edit]

Larkin has been diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder.[11]

Larkin has stated that he views Turkey as more of his home than the United States.[48] On February 7, 2020, it was announced that Larkin received a Turkish citizenship.[49]

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  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

* Led the league

EuroLeague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2016–17 Baskonia 33 33 28.9 .406 .343 .797 2.7 5.7 1.3 .2 13.1 34.5
2018–19 Anadolu Efes 35 12 22.0 .498 .449 .866 2.2 3.1 .9 .1 12.5 14.0
2019–20 25 15 30.0 .530 .509 .903 3.1 4.1 1.3 .0 22.2* 25.8*
Career 93 60 26.6 .475 .438 .857 2.6 4.3 1.1 .1 15.3 17.3

NBA[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013–14 Dallas 48 0 10.2 .380 .316 .640 .9 1.5 .5 .0 2.8
2014–15 New York 76 22 24.5 .433 .302 .782 2.3 3.0 1.2 .1 6.2
2015–16 Brooklyn 78 17 22.4 .442 .361 .776 2.3 4.4 1.2 .2 7.3
2017–18 Boston 54 2 14.4 .384 .360 .865 1.7 1.8 .5 .1 4.3
Career 256 41 19.1 .422 .336 .777 1.9 2.9 .9 .1 5.5

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2014 Dallas 2 0 5.0 .000 .000 .000 .5 1.0 .0 .0 .0
2018 Boston 11 0 14.0 .457 .308 1.000 1.0 1.8 0.5 .0 3.7
Career 13 0 12.6 .421 .286 1.000 .9 1.7 .4 .0 3.2

College[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2011–12 Miami 32 19 25.6 .360 .323 .857 2.5 2.5 1.6 .1 7.4
2012–13 Miami 36 35 36.4 .479 .406 .777 3.8 4.6 2.0 .1 14.5
Career 68 54 31.3 .438 .375 .808 3.2 3.6 1.8 .1 11.2

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Larkin makes history with most points scored in a EuroLeague game.
  3. ^ Radivoj Korac's 99 points.
  4. ^ 101 Greats: Radivoj Korac.
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