Shawn Myers

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Shawn Myers
Personal information
Born (1969-05-26) 26 May 1969 (age 47)
Trinidad and Tobago
Nationality American / British
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 216 lb (98 kg)
Career information
College St. Petersburg (1987–1989)
West Georgia (1989–1991)
NBA draft 1991 / Undrafted
Playing career 1997–2013
Position Forward
Career history
1997–1998 Šilutė
1998–1999 Pyrbasket
1999–2001 Tindastóll
2001–2002 Newcastle Eagles
2002 Harbour Heat
2002 Hawke's Bay Hawks
2002 Chester Jets
2002–2003 Scottish Rocks
2003–2004 Newcastle Eagles
2004–2006 Chester Jets
2006–2008 Geelong Supercats
2006–2007 Leicester Riders
2007–2010 Cheshire Jets
2010–2011 Milton Keynes Lions
2011–2013 Cheshire Jets/Phoenix
Career highlights and awards
  • ABA champion (2006)
  • SEABL East champion (2006, 2007)
  • BBL champion (2005)
  • 3× BBL All-Star Team (2002, 2004, 2006)
  • Icelandic Premier League Defensive Player of the Year (2000)
  • 2× Icelandic Premier League All-Star (2000, 2001)
  • Icelandic Cup champion (2000)
  • NKL All-Star (1998)

Shawn Myers (born 26 May 1969) is an American-British former professional basketball player. After playing college basketball between 1987 and 1991, Myers had an extensive professional career playing in Europe while also having stints in Australia and New Zealand.

Between 1997 and 2001, Myers played in Lithuania, Finland and Iceland before moving to Britain where he began a long-term career in the British Basketball League (BBL). Between 2001 and 2013, he appeared in every BBL season for various teams including the Chester Jets and the Cheshire Jets.[1][2] After beginning the 2013–14 season with the Cheshire Phoenix, he parted ways with the club by mutual consent on 31 October and subsequently retired from basketball at the age of 44.[3]

In addition to his lucrative European career, Myers played nine games in the New Zealand National Basketball League in 2002 for the Harbour Heat (one game) and the Hawke's Bay Hawks (eight games),[4] and spent three seasons with the Geelong Supercats of the SEABL between 2006 and 2008, playing in 73 games and winning a national title in 2006.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cheshire Jets: Myers signs for MK Lions". ChesterChronicle.co.uk. 29 October 2010. Retrieved 26 May 2015. 
  2. ^ Dugdale, Rob (21 March 2010). "Newcastle Eagles defeat Cheshire Jets in Trophy final". BBC.co.uk. Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
  3. ^ Jones, Neil (31 October 2013). "Phoenix farewell for 'great servant'". ChesterChronicle.co.uk. Retrieved 26 May 2015. 
  4. ^ CyberSports for Basketball - League Leaders (Media) 2002 Burger King NBL

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