Shayne Whittington

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Shayne Whittington
No. 32 – Movistar Estudiantes
PositionPower forward / Center
LeagueLiga ACB
Personal information
Born (1991-03-27) March 27, 1991 (age 28)
Paw Paw, Michigan
NationalityAmerican / Macedonian
Listed height6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High schoolLawrence (Lawrence, Michigan)
CollegeWestern Michigan (2009–2014)
NBA draft2014 / Undrafted
Playing career2014–present
Career history
20142016Indiana Pacers
2015–2016Fort Wayne Mad Ants
2016–2017Obradoiro
2017–2018Zenit Saint Petersburg
2018Andorra
2018–presentEstudiantes
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-MAC (2014)
  • Second-team All-MAC (2013)
Stats at NBA.com

Shayne Mitchell Whittington (born March 27, 1991) is an American-born naturalized Macedonian professional basketball player for Movistar Estudiantes of the Liga ACB. He also represents Macedonia in the international competitions. He played college basketball for Western Michigan University.

High school career[edit]

Whittington attended Lawrence High School in Lawrence, Michigan. As a junior, he averaged 11.3 points, 9.2 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game, leading Lawrence to a 23–2 record and earning Detroit Free Press Class D Honorable Mention All-State honors.[1]

As a senior, he averaged 17.2 points, 12.1 rebounds, 4.0 blocks, 3.0 steals and 2.0 assists per game as the Tigers went 24–2, a school record for wins. He was named Class D First Team All-State by Bankhoops.com, BCAM, Detroit News, Detroit Free Press and Associated Press.[1]

College career[edit]

In his freshman season at Western Michigan, Whittington played sparingly for the Broncos. In 16 games, he averaged 1.4 points and 1.6 rebounds in 5.9 minutes per game.[1][2]

In November 2010, Whittington elected to redshirt the 2010–11 season after finding himself behind freshman Matt Stainbrook and junior Caleb Dean in the team's rotation.[3]

On November 12, 2011, Whittington played his first game since the 2009–10 season at South Dakota State, recording three points and two rebounds in 10 minutes of action. In his redshirted sophomore season, he played 32 games (7 starts), averaging 4.2 points and 4.0 rebounds in 14.1 minutes per game.

In his junior season, he was named to the 2013 All-MAC second team and led the conference with 12 double-doubles. In 35 games (all starts), he averaged 13.2 points, 8.8 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.7 blocks in 29.7 minutes per game.[1][2]

In his senior season, he was named to the 2014 All-MAC first team after being named the MAC West Player of the Week four times. In 31 games (all starts), he averaged 16.1 points, 8.9 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.5 blocks in 31.8 minutes per game.[1][2]

Professional career[edit]

Indiana Pacers (2014–2016)[edit]

Whittington went undrafted in the 2014 NBA draft. On July 2, 2014, he signed with the Indiana Pacers.[4] On November 8, he made his NBA debut in a 97–90 loss to the Washington Wizards, recording two points, three rebounds and two assists in eight minutes off the bench.[5] On January 28, 2015, he was assigned to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League.[6] He was recalled by the Pacers two days later.[7] On April 8, he was reassigned to the Mad Ants to help the team in their playoff run.[8] He returned to the Pacers in late April following the Mad Ants' 2–0 D-League Finals series loss to the Santa Cruz Warriors.[9]

On July 27, 2015, Whittington re-signed with the Pacers.[10] During the 2015–16 season, he received multiple assignments to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.[11] That offseason, he was waived by the Pacers.[12]

Obradoiro CAB (2016–2017)[edit]

Whittington signed with Río Natura Monbus Obradoiro of Spain's Liga ACB on August 7, 2016.[13]

Zenit Saint Petersburg (2017–2018)[edit]

On July 21, 2017, Whittington signed with Russian club Zenit Saint Petersburg for the 2017–18 season.[14]

MoraBanc Andorra (2018)[edit]

On July 26, 2018, Whittington signed a two-year deal with MoraBanc Andorra of the Liga ACB.[15]

Movistar Estudiantes (2018–present)[edit]

On December 27, 2018, Whittington signed with Movistar Estudiantes of the Liga ACB.[16]

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
2014–15 Indiana 20 0 5.4 .452 .167 .783 1.5 .3 .3 .1 2.9
2015–16 Indiana 7 0 5.9 .455 .000 .500 1.7 .4 .1 .1 1.6
Career 27 0 5.5 .453 .125 .760 1.5 .3 .2 .1 2.5

Personal life[edit]

Whittington is the son of Scott Whittington and Carrie Rokos, and has one older brother, Spencer, a younger sister, Erika, and two younger brothers, Cody and Joey.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "#21 Shayne Whittington". wmubroncos.com. Retrieved July 6, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c "Shayne Whittington Stats". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved July 6, 2014.
  3. ^ "Western Michigan's men's basketball team spreads minutes around in exhibition win over Kalamazoo College". MLive.com. November 6, 2010. Retrieved July 6, 2014.
  4. ^ "Pacers Sign Shayne Whittington". NBA.com. July 2, 2014. Retrieved July 6, 2014.
  5. ^ "Wall, Nene lead Wizards over Pacers 97-90". NBA.com. November 8, 2014. Retrieved March 20, 2016.
  6. ^ "Shayne Whittington Assigned to NBA D-League". NBA.com. January 28, 2015. Retrieved December 28, 2015.
  7. ^ "Shayne Whittington Recalled From NBA D-League". NBA.com. January 30, 2015. Retrieved December 28, 2015.
  8. ^ "Shayne Whittington Assigned to NBA D-League's Fort Wayne Mad Ants". OurSportsCentral.com. April 8, 2015. Retrieved December 28, 2015.
  9. ^ Hotchkiss, Wheat (April 27, 2015). "Whittington's Season Comes to End". NBA.com. Retrieved December 28, 2015.
  10. ^ "Pacers Re-Sign Whittington and Sign Christmas and Robinson". NBA.com. July 27, 2015. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  11. ^ "2015-16 NBA Assignments". NBA.com. Archived from the original on September 6, 2015. Retrieved January 25, 2016.
  12. ^ "Pacers Waive Whittington". NBA.com. July 29, 2016. Retrieved July 29, 2016.
  13. ^ "Shayne Whittington, un pívot NBA para el Rio Natura Monbus Obradoiro". ACB.com (in Spanish). August 7, 2016. Retrieved August 7, 2016.
  14. ^ "Zenit landed center Whittington". Eurocupbasketball.com. July 21, 2017. Retrieved July 21, 2017.
  15. ^ "Andorra bolsters frontcourt with Whittington". EuroCupBasketball.com. July 26, 2018. Retrieved July 26, 2018.
  16. ^ "Estudiantes officially signs Shayne Whittington". Sportando.

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