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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


11/18/2017

MBB Moves to 4-0 with Win over Columbia

Garner leads five Nittany Lions in double figures; Watkins records ninth career double-double in 79-65 Win

11/16/2017

MBB Pushes to 3-0 with Montana Win

Nittany Lions hold off Grizzlies for 70-57 Victory

11/12/2017

POSTGAME NOTES: Penn State 81, Fairleigh Dickinson 57

11/10/2017

MBB Opens with 86-75 Win Over Campbell

Nittany Lions Record Big Ten's First Win of 2017-18

11/10/2017

POST GAME NOTES: Penn State 86, Campbell 75

11/17/2017

Penn State vs. Columbia (USATSI)

Photos from Penn State vs. Columbia - Friday, Nov. 17, 2017

11/15/2017

USATSI Gallery - Montana at Penn State

USATSI Gallery - Montana at Penn State

11/12/2017

USATSI Gallery - Fairleigh Dickinson at Penn State

USATSI Gallery - Fairleigh Dickinson at Penn State

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.

AS A JUNIOR (2016-17)
• Reached the 1,000-point milestone with a jumper in the first half of the Michigan State win in front of a hometown crowd at the Palestra (1/7)
• Stands 21st on the all-time scoring list with 1,083 career points
• Played in all 33 games and started 29 contests in his junior season
• Has led Penn State in scoring 19 times in his career and is tied for second on the team with 21 games with double-figure scoring in 2016-17 with 59 career games with 10 points or more
• Added five 20-plus point scoring games to his resume in 2016-17 for 15 career total
• Led team in three-point field goals with 82, a total that ranks 10th on the Penn State single-season list
• Stands ninth on the Penn State chart for three-point field goals attempted with 230 in 2016-17
• Ranks fourth on the Nittany Lion career list with three-point field goals made with 216 and is fifth with 610 career three-point field goal attempts
• Had team second-best total of 41 steals in junior campaign
• Finished the year with 79 assists, good for second on the team and led the Nittany Lions in assists six times in 2016-17
• Opened 2016-17 with a season-best 25 points vs. Albany (11/11) scoring 23 of his 25 points in the second half, and 17 of the final 19 for the Nittany Lions
• Made seven baskets, including a then-season best four three-pointers, and two free throws vs. Cincinnati (11/20)
• Nailed team-high six three-pointers and added another basket for a 21-point outing in win over St. John's in Madison Square Garden
• Also had three assists and season-high four steals against the Red Storm
• Tied season-high six three-pointers made vs. Rutgers and had nine made total baskets against Scarlet Knights (24 points) in BJC
• Made five three-pointers and had seven baskets overall with a free throw for 20 points vs. Ohio State
• Pulled down season-best eight rebounds at Minnesota (2/25) and tied season-best with four steals
• Played most minutes of any Nittany Lion in a game in 2016-17 with 50 minutes in triple-overtime game at Indiana

AS A SOPHOMORE (2015-16)
• Had started all but one career game as a Nittany Lion (senior day in 2014-15), 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)
• 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 averaging 6.5 over last two games of the regular season; Had 13 assists with six 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; averaged 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 vs. Ohio State
• Scored in double-digits 22 times and led team in scoring in 11 games, including five of final six 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 total that is 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 four 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 six 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 second half, marking his fourth 20-plus point game of the 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), one shy of Pete Lisicky's record nine 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 then-career-high 19-point outing vs. Nebraska (3/11/15) and 10.7 ppg over last seven games of the season
• In final 11 games of 2014-15, had 24 assists with seven turnovers 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
• Career-high 19 points vs. Huskers (3/11/15) came on 63 percent shooting 63 from behind arc and 55 percent from 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 a trio of treys
• Had a career-high five assists, with one turnover, in win over Nebraska (2/7/15) ... All nine points came off treys vs. Huskers
• Scored 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
• Shared the team lead for the first time with 14 points at Indiana (1/13/15)
• Had 11 points in first career Big Ten game at Wisconsin (12/31/14)
• 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 five 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 seven 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

PRIOR TO PENN STATE
A three-time All-Catholic, all-state selection at Roman Catholic in Philadelphia...Scored 1,000 points and averaged just under 16 points per outing over his career...Helped lead the Cahillites to the District 12-AAAA title and the state playoffs, finishing with a 19-7 record...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...Has two sisters...Is an English major.

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