Matt Shaw
    Matt Shaw


    Centralia, Ill.

    High School:

    Height / Weight:
    6-7 / 225



    Updated Aug. 28, 2007

    2006-07 Notebook
    *MVC All-Tournament Team
    *MVC All-Academic Honorable Mention
    *Named MVC Player-of-the-Week and Scholar-Athlete of the Week on Nov. 27
    A string of 81-straight starts and 102-straight games played was snapped when he missed the Virginia Tech NCAA Tournament game after spraining an ankle against Holy Cross...Ranked 14th in the MVC rebounding (5.7 rpg)...The Salukis were 9-0 when he scored at least 15 points, and they are 15-1 when he grabbed at least six rebounds...Averaged 16.6 ppg and shot 60.0 percent from the floor at the Old Spice Classic in games against Arkansas, Minnesota and Virgina Tech...Had a career-high 26 points against Minnesota...Made the game-winning shot at Drake with 22 seconds remaining.

    2005-06 Notebook
    *MVC All-Tournament Team
    *MVC All-Academic Second-Team
    Strong and athletic with a well-rounded game...His 46.0 percent mark from 3-point range in conference games set a school record...An intelligent player...Ranked 10th in the league in free throw shooting (78.5) and 15th in rebounding (5.7 rpg)...In conference games, ranked 2nd in the league in 3-point shooting percentage, 9th in rebounding and 10th in field goal percentage...Winner of the Prairie Farms/MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week award on Jan. 5.

    2004-05 Season
    *MVC All-Freshman team Started the last 15 games, and the Salukis were 12-3 during that span...Led the team in field goal percentage (59.2)...Had back-to-back strong performances in the NCAA Tournament, where he averaged 11.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg and shot 72.7 percent from the field...Named the MVC Newcomer of the Week on Feb. 21...Had a career-high 22-point, 10-rebound performance against Indiana State.

    High School
    Named first-team all-state by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association after he averaged 22.0 ppg and 10.0 rpg his senior year...Helped lead his team to a 22-8 record and the sectionals as a senior...Averaged 18.0 ppg and 10.0 rpg as a junior in 2003 and earned second-team all-state honors...Ranked as the eighth-best senior in state of Illinois by the Rick Bolus recruiting service...As a sophomore, he helped lead Centralia to a 27-6 record and third place at the state tournament, while averaging 14.0 ppg and 8.0 rpg...An honors student and member of National Honor Society.

    Dawg Bites
    Was so intent on improving his leaping ability in high school that he kept training through shin splints prior to his senior year...Dedicated athlete who gave up soft drinks after hearing former Chicago Bulls star B.J. Armstrong did the same...Played for the winningest high school basketball program in America. The Centralia Orphans have won 1,975 games in their history heading into the 2006-07 season...Chose SIU over Stanford, Saint Louis and a host of MVC schools..A top student who owns a 3.29 GPA...Majoring in history...Born March 4, 1986 in Centralia, Ill...Son of Roger and Gaye Shaw...Mother is a medical staff director...Father works for an Ameren Electrics.

    Matt Shaw Stats

    Total 3-Point Rebounds Year GP-GS Min/Avg FG-FGA Pct FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off-Def Tot Avg PF-FO Ast TO Blk Stl Pts/Avg 2004-05 35-15 609/17.4 93-157 .592 0-1 .000 37-50 .740 40-86 126 3.6 74-1 19 26 3 15 223/6.4 2005-06 33-33 979/29.7 115-246 .467 26-71 .366 73-93 .785 52-135 187 5.7 75-2 39 54 14 28 329/10.0 2006-07 35-34 1077/30.8 131-280 .468 43-123 .350 92-114 .807 63-137 200 5.7 100-4 43 67 16 32 397/11.3 TOTAL 103-82 2665/25.9 339-683 .496 69-195 .354 202-257 .786 155-358 513 5.0 249-7 101 147 33 75 949/9.2