Ebony Shaw
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Ebony Shaw

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fort Worth, Texas

High School:
Southwest H.S.

Height:
5-10

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
08/06/1982

Experience:
3L


2002-03 (JUNIOR): Things continued to get better for the local product in her junior year, increasing her minutes and points per game from the previous year...Finished second on the team in scoring behind Sandora Irvin with 9.9 each game...Played in all 34 of TCU's contests and made 26 appearances in the starting lineup...Was second on the squad in field goals made with 118...Tied for the No. 2 position in three-point makes with Tiffany Evans at 33...Despite being a 5-foot-10 guard, Shaw still finished third on the squad in rebounds with 121 for a 3.6 average per game...Led the squad in scoring seven times...Scored in double figures in 19 games...Was named the team's Co-Defensive Player of the Year along with Evans...With 804 career points to her name, Shaw looks to be one of three Lady Frogs next season to obtain membership into the 1,000-point club...Only five TCU players-Janice Dziuk, Jill Sutton, Amy (Sutton) Porter, Leah Garcia and Tricia Payne-have accomplished the feat...Amazingly, she will most likely end her career ranked among the top-10 in rebounds as well...Along with Evans, Shaw is the only Lady Frog to appear in all three of TCU's NCAA Tournament games...After a slow start to kick things off, Shaw scorched Holy Cross Nov. 28 for 16 points and established a new career mark of two blocks...Tallied 10 points the next day versus Purdue...Hit her worst slump of the season in a five-game span over Dec. 3-22...Responded with four straight games in double digits, starting with TCU's upset of No. 8 Vanderbilt Dec. 28 with 12...It was the program's first victory over a top-10 opponent...In the Lady Frogs' next three games with Texas Southern (Dec. 30), Miami (Ohio) (Jan. 3) and Santa Clara (Jan. 6), Shaw put up 10 and a pair of 12-spots...Shot 6-of-12 from three-point land in those games...Played in a career-high 35 minutes at Cincinnati Jan. 17, scoring 13 points and pulling down five rebounds...Scored over 10 points in all but one game over Jan. 24-March 2...Got her stretch started with 11 points on 3-for-4 shooting from downtown versus ECU...Burned Charlotte two days later for 19 points by drilling 7-of-13 jumpers, three of which were threes...Also hauled in 10 rebounds for her first career double-double...After tallying 11 at Marquette Jan. 31, she penciled in a season-high 21 points at DePaul Feb. 2...Led the Lady Frogs' offensive attack against No. 3-rated Tennessee with 16 thanks to a 2-for-3 night on treys and 4-of-4 shooting from the line...After the game, Shaw was averaging an even 10 points per game on the season...Was perfect on charity tosses the next time out as well, going 6-for-6 on Saint Louis Feb. 14 en route to 14 points...Averaged nearly 16 points per contest over a four-game span from Feb. 21-March 2...The first victim was Southern Miss, which gave up 16 to Shaw...Scored 18 points two days later at Tulane...Pocketed seven rebounds in both games as well...Capped off the regular season with 16 points, going 6-for-12 from the field versus USF...Shaw's final double-figure scoring performance came in the semis of the C-USA Tournament against Charlotte March 8 with 11 on 4-of-7 shooting.

2001-02 (SOPHOMORE): Shaw saw a huge increase in her playing time as a sophomore and improved her stats in almost every category...Was one of two Lady Frogs to start all 31 games of the season...Scored 8.6 points per game, while also recording 4.4 rebounds per contest...Drew the unenviable task of guarding the opposing team's best perimeter player throughout the year...Reached double figures in scoring on 14 occasions, leading the team in points twice...Ranked third among Conference USA's free throw shooters at .851 (63-for-74)...Also ranked among the league's top-10 in three-point percentage (.352)...Surpassed her freshman year totals for points and rebounds...Nearly doubled her average minutes played from the previous year...Eclipsed her old career-high of 16 in TCU's first game of the season against Sam Houston State Nov. 16 with 17...Nailed 7-of-7 from the line in that game and collected seven boards as well...Hauled down a career-high and team-best nine rebounds and added 10 points against the third-ranked Oklahoma Sooners Nov. 27...Had eight points, seven boards and four assists versus Prairie View A&M Nov. 30...Shaw pocketed 13 points and six rebounds in a Dec. 15 tilt with SMS on 5-of-10 shooting, which included a pair of treys...Put up 10 points on BYU Dec. 22...Like her freshman season, Shaw relished the opportunity to compete against Arkansas Dec. 29, recording 14 points and shooting 7-of-8 from the charity stripe...Canned three from behind the arc Jan. 3 against Santa Clara on her way to 11 points...Despite a tough night from the field at Houston Jan. 6, Shaw snared seven rebounds...Had a least 10 points in three straight games over Jan. 18-25...Started with 10 points and five rebounds in a home contest with Cincinnati...Scored a career-best 22 points on 4-of-5 three-point shooting against Louisville Jan. 20...Needed only 19 minutes to throw an 11-spot up on the board at Charlotte...After a couple of seven-point games at ECU and USF Jan. 27 and Feb. 1, Shaw went for 11 at UAB thanks to 3-of-4 shooting from three-point range Feb. 3...Added 10 more points to her season total against Tulane Feb. 10, hitting a couple from downtown as well...Experienced back-to-back games with 11 points Feb. 22 and 24 when TCU hosted DePaul and Marquette...Rained down a trio of threes on the Golden Eagles...Came away with eight rebounds in TCU's C-USA Tournament quarterfinal win over Saint Louis March 2...Averaged 10.5 points per game in NCAA play...Recorded nine points on Indiana March 15 in the opening round...Was clutch from the line in that contest, going 7-for-7...Netted 12 points and dished out a career-high six assists in the NCAA Tournament game against top-seeded Duke March 17...For the second-straight year, was playing in the NCAA Tournament at the same time as her brother, Demetric Shaw, Jr., who was competing for Kent State.

2000-01 (FRESHMAN): Played in all 33 games as a true freshman and averaged nearly 13 minutes per game...Was the Frogs' top point producer off the bench with 200 for a 6.1 per game average...Paced the team in scoring two times on the season and owned six double-figure scoring games...Scored 200 points in just 421 minutes...Had at least one rebound in every game and scored in all but three contests...Connected on three of her five field goal attempts in her first collegiate game versus Yale Nov. 24 for six points...Played in 15 minutes against Georgia Southern Dec. 1 and recorded seven points...Spurted for a 10.5 points per game average in a four-game span from Dec. 2-19...Notched her first game in double digits Dec. 2 versus UTA with 13 on 6-of-11 shooting in 14 minutes...Hit double figures in TCU's next game at Wichita State Dec. 5 with 12...Buried her first three-pointer in that game as well and drained all three of her free throws...Notched another 13-point outing at Sam Houston State Dec. 19, shooting 4-for-9 from the floor and 4-of-5 at the line...Tallied a then-career-high 16 points and eight boards at Arkansas Dec. 30, leading the team in both categories...Against Nevada Jan. 12, Shaw notched nine points and three rebounds...Canned a pair of triples against Fresno State Jan. 14 en route to eight points...Racked up 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting in a Jan. 19 contest at Rice...Had her fifth and final double digit effort of the year versus UTEP Feb. 6 with 10...Came away with four rebounds in contests with SMU (Feb. 9 and March 3), Rice (Feb. 12) and San Jose State (March 7)...Played well in the Western Athletic Conference Tournament, averaging 8.0 points and 2.7 rebounds in three games...Buried all three of her three-point attempts against San Jose State March 7 in the conference tournament quarterfinals...Missed only one of her five shots in a nine-point performance versus Rice in the league tourney semifinal round...Recorded three swipes against the Owls as well...Made her 12 minutes on the floor versus Penn State count March 17 with six points in helping the Lady Frogs stun the No. 6-seeded Lady Lions, who were a Final Four team the year before...Had the hot hand down the stretch, shooting .533 (16-for-30) over TCU's last five games.

HIGH SCHOOL: Was a local legend at Southwest High School in Fort Worth, earning first-team Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (TABC) all-state honors as a senior...Was district MVP and first-team all-district as a junior and senior...Was tabbed the district's newcomer of the year as a sophomore...Tallied 25.2 points, 10.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 3.5 steals per outing her senior campaign...Posted 22.5 points, 10.9 rebounds and 3.8 steals per night as a junior...Was the area's leading scorer and was named to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Dallas Morning News all-area first teams...Competed on the Texas Best AAU Junior Olympic Team that advanced to the national championships in Cleveland, Ohio.

PERSONAL: Shaw is majoring in marketing...Her brother, Demetric, Jr., played for Kent State...The daughter of Demetric, Sr., and Sheila Shaw...Her father played basketball for Texas Wesleyan...Has a sister, Shamika Phillips, who has two children, Nathan, 3, and Takiera, 7...Born Aug. 6, 1982...Full name is Ebony Jovanne Shaw.

CAREER HIGHS
Points: 22, vs. Louisville (Jan. 20, 2002)
Rebounds: 10, vs. Charlotte (Jan. 26, 2003)
Assists: 6, at Duke (March 17, 2002)
Steals: 4, vs. Saint Louis (Feb. 14, 2003)
Blocks: 3, vs. Cincinnati (Jan. 18, 2002)
Minutes: 35, two times, last vs. Charlotte (Jan. 26, 2003)

2002-03 HIGHS
Points: 21, at DePaul (Feb. 2)
Rebounds: 10, vs. Charlotte (Jan. 26)
Assists: 3, four times, last vs. Memphis (Feb. 16)
Steals: 4, vs. Saint Louis (Feb. 14)
Blocks: 2, vs. Holy Cross (Nov. 28)
Minutes: 35, two times, last vs. Charlotte (Jan. 26)

NCAA TOURNAMENT HIGHS
Points: 12, at Duke (March 17, 2002)
Rebounds: 3, two times, last at Duke (March 17, 2002)
Assists: 6, at Duke (March 17, 2002)
Steals: 1, three times, last vs. Michigan State (March 23, 2003)
Blocks: 1, two times, last vs. Michigan State (March 23, 2003)
Minutes: 33, at Duke (March 17, 2002)

SHAW'S CAREER STATISTICS

SeasonG-GSMP-Avg.FG-FGAPct.3P-3PAPct.FT-FTAPct.Reb.Avg.PF-DQATOBLKSPts.Avg.
2000-0133-0421-12.876-205.37112-41.29336-51.706932.838-028503252006.1
2001-0231-31735-23.787-248.35131-88.35263-74.8511364.454-0376314332688.6
2002-0334-26815-24.0118-303.38933-93.35567-91.7361213.690-1367915263369.9
Career98-571971-20.1281-756.37276-222.342166-216.7693503.6182-110119232848048.2

UP CLOSE WITH EBONY

Nicknames: "Ebo" or "E. Shaw"
Why do you wear the No. 30? When I was young, I wanted No. 21 like my father wore in college, but I let a friend of
mine have it instead. I took No. 30 because it was the next jersey I saw.
Favorite songs: "I Ain't Mad at Cha'" by Tupac Shakur and "Nothing Really Matters" by Lauryn Hill
Favorite TV shows: "Martin" and "I Love Lucy"
Favorite class at TCU: Sociology
Favorite junk foods: Nutrageous candy bar and beef jerky
Favorite Coach Mittie quote: "Get on the line!"
Most impressive person you know: My mother-I hope I can be a great mother like her when I have kids some day.
Persons in history you'd like to meet: Martin Luther King, Jr., and Tupac Shakur
First thing you'd do if you were head coach for a day: Make everybody run lines for at least 20 minutes
Person you'd most like to trade places with for a day: Sheryl Swoopes
Teammate who makes you laugh the most: Kim Ortega
Person who has most influenced your career in athletics: My father and brother
Most memorable moment in sports: Winning TCU's first conference tournament in 2001
Best player you've ever faced: Diana Taurasi (UConn)
Craziest ambition: Learning to fly an airplane
One thing you wish you were better at: Mathematics
Favorite sport besides basketball: Track and field
One possession you'd keep if you lost all but one: The Bible
Team you'd most like to see added to the schedule: UConn
Favorite ESPN SportsCenter highlight: Michael Jordan's game-winning shot against the Utah Jazz to win his sixth NBA Championship in 1998
Your best friend on another college team: DeeDee Favors of Northwestern (La.)
If there were a movie about your life, what would it be called: "Love and Basketball II"
The actress that would play the part of you in "Love and Basketball II": Sanaa Lathan
A place you've always wanted to visit but never had the chance: Jamaica
What motivates you? The thought of a better life for myself and my family
Your dream job: Playing in the WNBA
Why you chose to attend TCU: I really bonded with the players and coaches
What you've learned since coming to TCU: The real meaning of hard work
The best thing about playing basketball for the Lady Frogs: The national exposure and playing teams I watched when I was young
Teammate who will be the biggest surprise in 2003-04: Natasha Lacy


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