Shawn Jamison

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Shawn Jamison
Personal information
Born (1969-10-10) October 10, 1969 (age 49)
Richmond, Virginia
NationalityAmerican
Listed height203 cm (6 ft 8 in)
Listed weight109 kg (240 lb)
Career information
High schoolRichard Gahr
(Cerritos, California)
CollegeSan Diego State (1989–1990)
UTSA (1991–1992)
Playing career1992–2008
PositionForward/Center
Coaching career2008–present
Career history
As player:
1993Snæfell
1998–1999Cheongju SK Knights
1999–2000Birmingham Bullets
2000–2001Geneve Devils
2001–2002Thames Valley Tigers
2003–2008Milton Keynes Lions
As coach:
2008–2009Loughborough University
2009–2010Wasall Wizards
2011–2016Newcastle-under-Lyme
2016–presentStoke-on-Trent
Career highlights and awards
  • BBL Cup (2008)
  • Icelandic All-Star (1993)

Shawn Jamison (born October 10, 1969 in California, United States) is a retired professional basketball player, who last played in England for the Milton Keynes Lions.[1]

The 6 foot, 8 inch centre's former teams include the world famous Harlem Globetrotters (1995–96), Geneve Devils (2000–01) and Thames Valley Tigers (2001–02).

College career[edit]

Jamison played college basketball for San Diego State[2] from 1989 to 1990 where he averaged 16.8 points in 31 games.[3] He finished his college career with University of Texas at San Antonio in 1991-1992, averaging 10.4 points in 28 games.[4]

Professional career[edit]

In January 1993, Jamison signed with Snæfell of the Icelandic Úrvalsdeild karla, replacing Damon Lopez.[5] On February 6, 1993, he scored 29 points in Snæfell's 76-115 loss to Keflavík in the Icelandic Cup finals.[6] He was selected for the Icelandic All-Star game on February 13,[7] On February 21, Jamison scored 50 points in a 98-105 victory against Breiðablik.[8]

On February 24, Jamison along with Keflavík's Kristinn Friðriksson were ejected in the second quarter of Snæfell's 82-107 loss for fighting.[9] On March 2, the Icelandic Basketball Federation disciplinary board suspended him for 2 games for his part in the fight.[10] On March 16, he scored 25 points in Snæfell's 66-77 loss to KR in the last game of the regular season. The loss meant that Snæfell missed out on the playoffs.[11] For the season, Jamison averaged 26.8 points and 11.1 rebounds per game.

In 1995, Jamison signed with the Los Angeles Clippers. He was waived on October 31.[12]

He spent the 1998-1999 season with the Cheongju SK Knights of the Korean Basketball League where he averaged 22.7 points and 9.0 rebounds in 42 games.[13]

Coaching career[edit]

Shawn began his first head coaching position with the Loughborough Cougars women's first team at Loughborough University in 2008, and after leading the Cougars to a 7th-place finish in the BUCS Championships Shawn went on to Coach the Walsall Wizards. In 2009 Shawn started a company called Hoopskills which brings professional and quality coaching in communities and schools.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Taylor, Richard (30 October 2006). "Windless and Jamison spark Lions' surge to top - Motor Racing, Sport - The Independent". The Independent. Retrieved 19 April 2011.
  2. ^ Curt Holbreich (17 January 1990). "SDSU Final Stop on Jamison's U.S. Tour". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Shawn Jamison College Stats". Sports Reference. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Shawn Jamison College Stats". Sports Reference. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Lopez var rekinn". Dagblaðið Vísir (in Icelandic). 25 January 1993. p. 21. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Aldrei spurning". Dagblaðið Vísir (in Icelandic). 8 February 1993. p. 28. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  7. ^ "Stjörnuleikur". Tíminn (in Icelandic). 13 February 1993. p. 18. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  8. ^ "Jamison með flugeldasýningu". Tíminn (in Icelandic). 23 February 1993. pp. 8–9. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  9. ^ María Guðnadóttir (25 February 1993). "Heitt vestra". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). p. 47. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  10. ^ "Áfall hjá Snæfelli". Dagblaðið Vísir (in Icelandic). 3 March 1993. p. 17. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  11. ^ Stefán Eiríksson (16 March 1993). "KR slapp fyrir horn". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). pp. B4, B10. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  12. ^ "SPORTS PEOPLE: BASKETBALL;Chinese Player for Clippers?". New York Times. 1 November 1995. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  13. ^ "등록선수". kbl.or.kr (in Korean). Retrieved 10 March 2019.

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