40  Shannon Forman
Shannon Forman

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Baton Rouge, La.

High School:
Southern Lab

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 225

Birthdate:
11/12/1978


Noting Forman
During two-year career at Memphis, started all but two games and played in 67 straight contests ... as a senior averaged 9.8 points and with 4.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists ... received the team's leadership award ... provided a spark to Memphis's run to New York City and the TiVo NIT with his steal and three-point play in the final five minutes of the Tigers' win at Utah ... averaged 11.6 points, 3.6 rebounds and shot 57.5 percent fromt he field during the TiVo NIT ... signed originally with Memphis as a high school senior ... signed with the Tigers again during the early signing period of his sophomore season at Northwest Mississippi Community College ... averaged 7.2 points and 4.7 rebounds while shooting 44 percent from the field in his first season at the U of M.

2000-01
Helped provided a second-half resurgence for the Tigers in the U of M's win over UT Martin ... started the second period by moving from the three to the four and finished with 11 points and five rebounds against the Skyhawks ... followed up UT Martin game with a 12-point, eight-rebound effort at Arkansas ... equaled a season high from previous game, scoring 12 points to go with a season-high four assists and three steals at Tennessee ... recorded a season-high for the second straight game, finishing with 16 points against Miami while equaling a career mark with three, three-point baskets ... matched a team high with 17 points, had seven rebounds, four assists and four steals in a win over Saint Louis ... provided an early spark against the Billikens, scoring on an inbounds pass and finishing off a steal with a dunk to give the U of M an 8-6 lead ... also against SLU, his three-pointer from the from the left wing gave Memphis a 21-14 lead, the Tigers' biggest in regulation ... in overtime against Saint Louis had a steal and fed Shyrone Chatman for a layup to give the Tigers a 64-57 lead with 2:18 to play ... scored 14 first-half points on 5-for-8 shooting at South Florida ... had a 17-point effort against Tulane when he went 7-for-10 from the field, matched a team high with seven rebounds, had four assists and three steals ... in addition to scoring 11 points on 5-for-9 shooting, had seven assists and no turnovers against UAB ... scored a career-high 19 points on 7-for-8 shooting in the Tigers' 79-61 win over South Florida ... suffered a mild sprained ankle against UTEP but scored 10 points and had six rebounds two nights later against New Mexico ... was 4-for-8 from the floor against the Lobos as the Tigers advanced to New York City for the TiVo NIT semifinals ... almost single-handedly brought the Tigers back from a 20-point deficit against Tulsa ... had back-to-back steals and fast-break baskets which helped Memphis erase a double-figure deficit ... after scoring 16 points two nights earlier against Tulsa, finished career with a 17-point night against Detroit, going 6-for-8 from the field (3-of-4 three-pointers) against the Titans.

'99-2000
Made 17 three-point baskets as junior, shooting 47.2 percent from behind the arc ... of his 17 treys, 14 came in the last 16 games of the year ... suffered a mild sprained ankle against Southern Cal, scoring six points in 19 minutes of work against the Trojans ... started but played just three minutes the next morning against Chaminade ... scored a career-high 18 points, had four rebounds, two assists and two steals against Alabama A&M while shooting 60 percent from the floor in the game ... despite foul trouble, which limited him to 16 minutes on the floor, had a career-high four steals in a 79-74 win over Jackson State and helped spark the Tigers' second-half rally with a steal of an inbounds pass with the U of M trailing ... was 1-for-9 from the field against Miami but had a career-high six assists in the game with his pass to Kelly Wise in the low block for a dunk giving the Tigers a 64-63 lead and Memphis would never relinquish the lead ... had eight rebounds but held to one point while going 1-for-4 at the line and 0-for-4 from the floor at Arkansas State ... had 13 boards against Tennessee before pulling down a game-high 11 caroms against Louisiana at Monroe ... scored seven points, including a big three-pointer with 6:48 to play, and had seven rebounds against Arkansas ... eight points against Southern Miss was a season high in a C-USA game ... followed up Southern Miss game with a 16-point effort in loss to Louisville, going 5-for-7 from the floor and made 2-of-3 three-point attempts ... matched a career-high with 18 points in the Tigers' loss at Tulane ... in addition to going 8-of-11 from the floor against the Green Wave, had four assists and three steals in his first game as a Tiger in his home state ... made it three double-figure scoring games in a row with a 17-point, nine-rebound effort in the Tigers' home loss to Southern Mississippi ... double-figure scoring streak continued at UAB where he scored 14 points ... shot 61.7 percent from the field during the Tigers' five-game losing streak, averaging 14.6 points over the stretch ... held Marquette's John Cliff to just two points over the final 12 minutes of the Tigers' road win in Milwaukee ... was perfect from behind the arc, knocking down a trio of threes at South Florida, scoring 11 points along with five rebounds, two assists and a steal ... against USF in the first round of the Conference USA Tournament, was 0-for-1 with three turnovers in the first half, however the Tiger junior turned things around in the second period, going 3-for-4 in the half and finishing with eight points, four rebounds and two assists.

'98-99 at NW Mississippi
During two-year career at Northwest Mississippi scored 867 career points, averaging 14.0 points per game along with 8.3 rebounds ... played in all 62 games during his career, starting 61 ... averaged 16.1 points, 9.0 rebounds and 2.5 steals while shooting 51.1 percent as a sophomore ... helped lead the Rangers to a 21-8 record, including an 11-1 mark in the North Division of the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges ... first-team all-MACJC as well as all-NJCAA Region 23 ... had 11 double-doubles, including a career-high 28-point, 12-rebound effort in a 104-79 win against Shelby State ... during a stretch of four straight double-figure rebound games, had a career-high 18 boards in a 105-98 win over Mississippi Delta ... against Mary Holmes had 15 rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks in an 80-75 victory ... was a preseason third-team NJCAA all-America selection. Second-team preseason all-America pick by Dick Vitale's 1998-99 College Basketball Magazine ... wrapped up JC career by playing in the state all-star game, scoring 14 points and pulling down eight rebounds ... junior college coach was Don Skelton.

'97-98 at NW Mississippi
Named to the NJCAA all-National Tournament Team following a tournament run which included a season-high 24-point effort against Seward County, Kan. ... averaged 12.2 points, 7.6 rebounds, 2.4 asssits and 1.7 steals as a freshman ... named honorable mention all-state by the MACJC ... had eight double-doubles during the year ... in the Region 23 championship game against Pearl River pulled down a season-high 16 rebounds to go with 10 points.

High School
Led Southern Lab to four straight state championships from 1994 to 1997 and a four-year 139-11 record ... selected the most valuable player of the state tournament junior and senior seasons ... named metro Baton Rouge's player of the year following senior season ... averaged 22.6 points, 11 rebounds, three blocks and 4.1 steals as a senior ... scored 30 or more points 10 times during career ... started all four years at Southern Lab and did not miss a game ... against John Kennedy High junior season scored 37 points, pulled down 21 rebounds and blocked 11 shots ... High School coach was Joel Hawkins.

Personal
Son of John and Betty Forman.

Career Highs
Points: 19 vs South Florida (2/25/01)
FG Made: 8 vs Tulane (2/9/00)
FG Attempted: 15 vs Miami (12/21/00), vs Kansas State (12/30/00)
3PT Made: 3, 6 times
3PT Attempted: 8 vs Houston (1/20/01), vs Tulane (1/24/01)
FT Made: 7 vs UAB (1/27/01)
FT Attempted: 9 vs Mississippi (12/11/99), vs UAB (1/27/01)
Rebounds: 13 vs Tennessee (12/18/99)
Assists: 7 vs UAB (2/19/01)
Steals: 4, 3 times
Blocks: 2, 4 times
Minutes Played: 42 vs Saint Louis (1/13/01)

Career Statistics
B>Year    G  FG-FGA   Pct 3FG-FGA  Pct  FT-FTA  Pct  RB-AVG  AS  BL  ST  PTS-AVG
99-00  31  85-193  .440  17- 36 .472  37- 62 .597 146-4.7  46   5  30  224-7.2
00-01  36 135-298  .453  38-107 .355  46- 68 .676 157-4.4  76  16  43  354-9.8
Totals 67 220-491  .448  55-143 .385  83-130 .638 303-4.5 122  21  73  578-8.6

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