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Shep Garner
Shep  Garner

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chester, Pa.

High School:
Roman Catholic

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 196

Position:
Guard

Major:
English


06/08/2017

Nittany Lions to Visit NC State in Big Ten/ACC Challenge

Penn State has won Three Consecutive and 7 of last 10 Big Ten-ACC Challenge Contests

03/09/2017

MBB Falls 78-51 to Michigan State

Carr and Lamar scored 16 points apiece in loss to the Spartans.

02/27/2017

Nittany Lion Gameday #30: Ohio State

Penn State closes out regular-season home slate with the Buckeyes Tuesday night

02/06/2017

Nittany Lion Gameday #25: No. 21 Maryland

Penn State hosts Terps in lone matchup of the season Tuesday night

02/04/2017

Penn State Falls to Rutgers 70-68

02/28/2017

Penn State vs. Ohio State

Feb. 28, 2017

02/11/2017

Penn State 83, Illinois 70 (USATSI)

Check out the USATSI photo gallery from the men's basketball game against Illinois.

02/07/2017

Penn State 70, Maryland 64

Photos from No. 21 Maryland @ Penn State on February 07, 2017.

02/04/2017

USATSI Gallery - Rutgers @ Penn State

USATSI Gallery - Rutgers @ Penn State

01/14/2017

Penn State 52, No. 24 Minnesota 50

The Nittany Lions rally to beat Minnesota, on January 14, 2017.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2015-16)

  • Has started all but one career game as a Nittany Lion (senior day last season), including all 32 games in 2015-16
  • Finished second on team in points (14.8) and led in steals (1.3) and assists (3.4) per game
  • Wrapped up regular season in Top 15 in Big Ten in six categories: minutes played (35.1; 6th), 3-pointers made (2.3; 9th), assists (3.4; 13th), free-throw percentage (77.6; 13th) and scoring (14.5, 15th)
  • Had 3.8 assists per game in 18 league contests after after averaging 6.5 over last two games of the regular season; Had 13 assists with 6 turnovers in games vs. Northwestern (3/3) and Illinois (3/6)
  • Averaged 5.0 assists over final five games of the year with a turnover ratio of 2.08 in that span ... season assist to turnover ratio was 1.68, raising steadily throughout the season
  • Produced at least 20 points five of the final six games; averaging 20.7 points per game with nearly four 3-pointers per game in the six-game stretch
  • Had 10 20-plus point games on the season, after producing a team-high 25 in the Big Ten Tournament loss to Ohio State
  • Scored in double-digits 22 times and led team in scoring in 11 games, including 5 of last 6 contests
  • Shot 78 percent from the free-throw line with nine outings at 100 percent, the last one coming in the Big Ten tourney with a 4-4 showing
  • Had 25 points against Ohio State (3/10), a personal Big Ten career high and tied for fourth most all-time by a PSU player in the Big Ten Tournament
  • Tallied team-high 22 points in win over Illinois (3/6); Hit 4 3-pointers marking the fifth time in the last six games with at least four treys
  • Tied Big Ten career high with five treys against Nebraska (2/25) and Rutgers (2/20), finishing with 22 and 20 points, respectively
  • Drained four 3-pointers and ended win over Iowa (2/17) with 18 points, 14 of which came in first half
  • Grabbed career-high tying 6 rebounds for second time in three games, in win over Indiana (2/6) ... Also  had 12 points
  • Had Big Ten career-high 22 points against Michigan in MSG (1/30), hitting five 3-pointers, while also grabbing career-high tying 6 rebounds ... Fifth 20-plus point outing of the season
  • Scored 20 points vs. Minnesota (1/5), including 16 in the second half, marking fourth 20-plus point game this season
  • Had six assists vs. Gophers, marking a then Big Ten-high and a career-high for assists with zero turnovers
  • Averaged 23.3 points per game in wins over Boston College (12/2) and Eastern Michigan (12/5) with a 30-point performance vs. BC and 16 against EMU
  • Produced eight 3-pointers against Boston College (12/2), the second-most in a single game for a Nittany Lion in program history, trailing just Pete Lisicky’s nine tallied vs. Penn in 1996 ... The effort tied the Conte Forum record, set previously by two players


AS A FRESHMAN (2014-15)

  • Started 33 of 34 games, averaging 9.2 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game ... Lone game off bench was Senior Night vs. Ohio State (3/4/15)
  • Finished second on team in scoring and assists, behind only D.J. Newbill
  • Hit at least one 3-pointer in all but four games this season and multiple treys in 16 games ... Finished second on team in treys with 59
  • Had career-high five treys vs. Nebraska in Big Ten tourney (3/11/15), tied for most by a PSU player on the season
  • Averaged 10.0 ppg over three Big Ten Tournament games after career-high 10-point outing vs. Nebraska (3/11/15) and 10.7 ppg over the last seven games of the season
  • In final 11 games of 2014-15, had 24 assists with seven tunovers for assist-to-turnover ratio of 3.4, up from season average of 1.8
  • In Big Ten regular-season games, scored 9.6 ppg in nine road contests, compared to 7.9 ppg in nine home games
  • Shot 79 percent (46-58) from FT line ... Was 7-8 in B1G Tourney action
  • Had 19 points vs. Huskers (3/11/15) after shooting 63 percent from behind arc and 55 percent from the field
  • Recorded a then-career high 17 points against Iowa (2/28/15), shooting 4-8 from behind the arc
  • Tied career high with five assists and one turnover at Northwestern (2/21/15) ... Had nine points on trio of treys
  • Had career-high five assists, with one turnover, in win over Nebraska (2/7/15) ... All nine points came off treys vs. Huskers
  • Scored career-high 14 points for the fourth time this season at Illinois (1/31/15)
  • Shot 75 percent from 3-range vs. Rutgers (1/24/15), hitting three to finish with 13 points and four assists
  • Tied then-career high and shared the team lead for the first time with 14 points at Indiana (1/13/15)
  • Ended first career Big Ten game at Wisconsin (12/31/14) with 11 pts
  • Returned to double figures vs. Virginia Tech (12/3), going 4-4 from the FT line and hitting at least four FGs for the fifth time this season
  • Limited to 5 points vs. Akron (11/25/14), but posted early career highs in rebounds (3), assists (3), steals (2)
  • Hit four-consecutive 3-point field goals in the first half vs. USC (11/23), ending night with 13 points
  • Had 10 points and two steals vs. Cornell (11/21/), none more important than the theft on the inbounds pass to set up Newbill’s game-winning layup at the buzzer
  • Hit all 7 FT attempts in 2OT loss to Charlotte (11/20)
  • Scored 14 points in the season opener vs. Morgan State (11/14), shooting 67 percent
  • Became the first freshman to start in the season opener since Trey Lewis in 2011

HIGH SCHOOL
Garner was a three-time All-Catholic, all-state selection at Roman Catholic in Philadelphia. The 1,000-point scorer averaged just under 16 points per outing over his career, leading the Cahillites to the District 12-AAAA title and the state playoffs, finishing with a 19-7 record. Garner ran the point for both his high school team and Team Final during AAU play. Nike EYBL Finals advanced to the semifinals of the Peach Jam with the help of Garner's 8.7 points, 5.5 assists and four rebounds per game.

PERSONAL
Born Dec. 6, 1994 ... Full name is Shepard Author Garner III ... Son of Kim and Shepard Garner II.

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