The Fresno State men's basketball team held its annual awards banquet earlier this week at Pardini's.
The junior scored a game-best 23 points and added five rebounds as Fresno State crushed LA Tech 89-61 and post its program-record 28th victory of the season.
Fresno State is looking to get hot in Las Vegas and has a chance to make its sixth NCAA Tournament appearance.
Fresno State's Kevin Olekaibe netted a game-high 23 points and Kevin Foster added 20 points and nine rebounds as the 'Dogs built a 19-point lead only to suffer a painful 83-78 loss to New Mexico State in overtime.
Steven Shepp and Jonathan Wills were honored in a pre-game ceremony.
Fresno State 60-54 over Utah Aggies
Fresno State Bulldogs vs. Idaho Vandals
Jan. 21, 2012
Bulldogs vs. Cougars
Photo by Rick Dodd
Updated Feb. 9, 2012
2010-11 (Junior): During his junior season, he averaged 3.8 points, 2.7 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game ... played in 22 out of 31 games, with 18 starts ... logged at an average of 24.1 minutes in his 30 games played ... draining 28 of 88 (31.8%) field goal attempts, 17 of 55 (30.9%) from beyond the 3-point arc and 10 of 19 (52.6%) at the charity stripe ... in WAC contests, he averaged 3.6 points, 2.5 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game while shooting 29 percent from the field.
2009-10 (Sophomore): As a tough and energetic point guard, he quickly grew into his role as the team's top general running an efficient and fundamental offense ... one of the WAC's top-tier point guards throughout the season ... ranked as one of the top 40 sophomores nationally in assists (19th), steals (26th) and assist-to-turnover ratio (36th) ... during his inaugural Bulldog season, he averaged 5.5 points, 4.6 assists, 3.5 rebounds, and 1.7 steals per game ... played in 32 of 33 games, with all 27 starts at point guard ... recorded 175 points, 146 assists, 77 rebounds, 55 steals and eight blocks on the year ... scored a career-high 17 points on a career-best five 3-pointers, all in the first half, of the Bulldogs' 80-72 win on the road at Pepperdine ... dished out career-high 10 assists paired with only one turnover in 80-70 WAC victory over San Jose State, which marked the first time a Bulldog had registered 10 assists since former Bulldog and eventual NBA Draft pick Dominic McGuire passed out 10 assists at Georgia in the 2007 NIT ... grabbed a career-best seven rebounds in 79-67 win over CSU Bakersfield ... one of four WAC student-athletes, including teammate Paul George, to force six steals in a game when he led the Bulldogs to 61-51 victory on the road at Hawai'i to finish Fresno State's first sweep of Hawai'i in six seasons ... drained 54 of 145 (37.2%) field goal attempts, 34 of 103 (33.0%) shots from beyond the 3-point arc and 33 of 58 (56.9%) at the charity stripe ... reached double figures in scoring seven times ... on the season, he finished third in the WAC in steals/game (1.7) and assists-to-turnover ratio (2.1) and fourth in assists (146), assists/game (4.6) and steals (55) ... in WAC contests, he averaged 5.0 points, 4.5 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 1.9 steals per game ... in the final WAC-only regular season rankings, he finished second in steals/game (1.9), third in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.4) and fourth in assists (67), assists/game (4.5), and steals (28).
Allegany College of Maryland: By exhibiting exceptional leadership qualities, efficiently distributing the ball and running a dynamic offense, led the Trojans in the NJCAA Region 20 ... during his redshirt freshman season, averaged 7.4 points, 6.0 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game ... played in 32 games ... registered nearly a 36 percent clip (34-95) on his 3-point field goal percentage and the Trojans in free-throw percentage (48-68, 70.6%) ... scored 238 points, finished as the Allegany leader in assists (191) and steals (79) ... named all-Region XX and All-Maryland JUCO team ... sparked Allegany College of Maryland to the JUCO Nationals by winning the Maryland state JUCO Conference Region XX and District III tournament this past season with a 29-7 overall record ... in the JUCO National Tournament, he averaged 16 points and six assists per game ... named Most Valuable Player in the Maryland JUCO Tournament and team co-MVP ... earned a medical redshirt in his initial year at Allegany.
C.D. Hylton HS: Three-year varsity starting letterwinner ... during his senior season, he averaged 14 points and six assists ... named first-team All-Cardinal District ... finished career as school's all-time assists leader.
Personal: Born Sept. 1, 1988 in Virginia ... parents are Gary and Jennifer Shepp ... has one brother, Lea.
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