11  Keiron Shine
Keiron Shine

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Memphis, Tenn.

High School:
Craigmont

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 165

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
06/13/1977


Inside Scoop
Emerged as the Tigers' starter at point guard as a junior ... averaged 5.4 points, 1.8 assists and 1.4 rebounds his first season at Memphis after transferring from Okaloosa-Walton Junior College ... shot 42.5 percent from the field during the year but over the last six games was 21-of-39 from the floor (a 53.8 percent clip) and averaged 9.8 points ... also shot 88.9 percent from the line during the year ... was the Tigers' first signee of the late signing period ... possesses outstanding leaping ability and exceptional quickness (some compare quickness to former Tiger great Elliot Perry) ... very strong player who is very effective against a pressing team because of his quickness and ball-handling ability.

'98-99
Had four assists in 11 minutes of work during the Tigers' season opener against UNC-Wilmington before missing most of the second half after being elbowed in the eye ... scored eight points and had six rebounds to go along with four assists against Arkansas-Pine Bluff ... drained a short jumper for the Tigers' first points in overtime in a 78-72 win over Ole Miss. Had six points in the game, including a breakaway steal and dunk late in the first half ... was "in the zone" at Houston where he scored 26 points to more than triple his previous career scoring high of eight points ... against the Cougars, came off the bench to make 10-of-18 from the field, including five of 11 three-pointers. Also had two assists and two steals ... followed up career day at Houston with nine points and had a career-high three steals against South Florida ... against Saint Louis scored 18 points, making 6-of-9 field goal attempts. Was perfect at the line with four of his five free throws coming in the final 31 seconds with the game on the line ... scored nine points and matched a season high with three steals against Marquette. Was 4-for-7 from the field ... scored in double figures for the fourth time this season with an 11-point effort against Cincinnati. Attempted and made a career-high 6-of-7 from the free throw line.

Okaloosa-Walton JC
Averaged 19.2 points, 5.7 assists, 3.4 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 1.0 blocked shots in leading Oklaoosa-Walton to a 19-9 record ... shot 46 percent from the field, 73 percent from the free throw line and 42 percent from beyond the arc ... first-team all-Panhandle Conference selection ... scored a career-high 31 points against Chipola and notched 27 points against Pearl River. Registered 11, 20-point games.

Hiwassee College
As a freshman helped lead Hiwassee to a 30-2 record, averaging 11.1 points, 5.1 assists and 2.1 rebounds ... shot 51 percent from the field, 73 percent from the free throw line and 31 percent from three-point range.

High School
First-team all-district as a senior for Craigmont ... averaged 14.1 points as well as 3.1 steals which ranked ninth in the city of Memphis ... also ranked fourth in Memphis in free throw percentage with an 84.1 percent clip at the line ... as a junior averaged 14.6 points which was fourth-best in District 15-3A.

Personal
Son of Queen and Robert Beason ... Major: Criminal Justice.

Career Highs
Points: 26 at Houston (1/17/99)
FG Made: 10 at Houston (1/17/99)
FG Attempted: 18 at Houston (1/17/99)
FT Made: 6 vs Cincinnati (2/27/99)
FT Attempted: 7 vs Cincinnati (2/27/99)
Rebounds: 6 vs UA-Pine Bluff (11/30/98)
Assists: 4, five times
Steals: 3 vs South Florida (1/23/99), vs Marquette (2/21/99)
Blocks: 1 at Arkansas (12/19/98)
3PT Made: 5 at Houston (1/17/99)
3PT Attempted: 11 at Houston (1/17/99)
Minutes Played: 36 vs Marquette (2/21/99)
Turnovers: 8 at Louisville (2/4/99)
Dunks: 1 vs Mississippi (12/12/98)

Career Statistics

Year    G  FG-FGA   Pct  3FG-FGA  Pct  FT-FTA   Pct  REB-AVG  AS  BL  ST  PTS-AVG
98-99  24  54-127  .425   14-50  .280  24- 27  .889   37-1.4  49   1  18  146-5.4	
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