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Shane Clark

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Philadelphia, Pa.

High School:
Hargrave Military Academy

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 205

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
11/26/1985

Experience:
3L

01/03/2008

Villanova vs. DePaul

Villanova vs. DePaul on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008, in Rosemont, Ill. (AP Photos)

12/29/2007

Villanova vs. LaSalle

Villanova vs. LaSalle on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007, in Villanova, Pa.

12/22/2007

Villanova vs. Columbia

Villanova vs. Columbia on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2007, in Villanova, Pa.

11/18/2007

AP Action Photos

Villanova vs. Bucknell - Sunday, Nov. 18, 2007, in Villanova, Pa. (AP Photos)

A two-year team captain ... Named a co-recipient of the Villanova Basketball Award.

2008-09 Season: Played in 36 games with 18 starts and averaged 19.6 minutes per game ... Averaged 5.6 points and 3.8 rebounds per game ... Had 33 assists, 10 blocks and 18 steals for the season ... Shot .487 (74-152) from the field, .375 (15-40) from three-point range and .639 (39-61) from the foul line ... Scored in double figures six times.

2008-09 Big East Regular Season: Started 11 of 17 Big East regular season games and averaged 5.7 points and 4.4 rebounds per game in an average of 20.8 minutes per contest ... Shot .529 (36-68) from the field, .438 (7-16) from three-point range and .514 (18-35) from the foul line.

2008-09 Postseason: Averaged 6.4 points and 4.3 rebounds per game in seven outings combining the BIG EAST Tournament and NCAA Tournament

2008-09 Highlights: Notched his fifth career double-double against Syracuse on February 7 with 14 points and 10 rebounds ... Made 6-of-9 from the field in the game and had seven offensive rebounds ... In his next game he went 6-of-6 from the field, including 3-of-3 three-pointers, and scored 16 points in a win over Marquette on February 10 ... Had 15 points and eight rebounds in a second win over Syracuse on February 22 ... Made three early three-pointers against Pittsburgh in the East Region final and finished with 11 points to help Villanova reach the Final Four.

Recognized for his selflessness at the 2008 Men's Basketball Banquet with the Jake Nevin Award.

2007-08: Played in 32 games with 17 starts and averaged 7.1 points and 4.3 rebounds per game ... Averaged 22.3 minutes per contest ... One of five players on the squad with more assists than turnovers for the season ... Shot .439 percent (79-180) from the field, .286 percent (16-56) from three-point range and 84.1 percent (53-63) from the foul line ... Started the first 17 games of the season ... Scored in double figures 10 times and rebounded in double figures on two occasions ... Posted double-doubles in early-season wins over Bucknell and George Mason ... Averaged 13.0 points and 6.0 rebounds per game through the season's first nine contests.

Postseason: Tallied 10 points and seven rebounds in a 72-57 loss to eventual NCAA champion Kansas in the Midwest Regional semifinal at Ford Field in Detroit ... Scored six points on 3-of-5 shooting and had two rebounds in win over Siena ... Tied for the team lead with six rebounds in first round win over Clemson ... Scored two points and had two steals in the game ... Averaged 6.0 points and 4.5 rebounds in two BIG EAST Tournament games ... That included a performance of 11 points and six rebounds in first round win over Syracuse ... Made 4-of-9 from the field and 3-of-4 at the line in that game.

Regular Season: Played in 27 games with 17 starts and was the team's fourth leading scorer with 7.3 points per game ... Scored a career-high 25 points in the season opener against Stony Brook ... Produced the third and fourth double-doubles of his career in wins over Bucknell and George Mason ... Tied a career high with 12 rebound in the win over Bucknell ... Endured a stretch of 11 games (13 team games) during the season in which he scored just 25 total points ... Rebounded to close the regular season by averaging 12.5 points and 5.5 rebounds in wins over South Florid and Providence to end the regular season.

Big East Regular Season: Played in 16 games with seven starts ... Averaged 4.1 points and 3.3 rebounds in 17.9 minutes per game ... Went a perfect 20-for-20 at the free throw line in conference play but made just 2-of-22 three-point attempts (9.1 percent) ... Scored a conference career high of 15 points and added seven rebounds in win over South Florida ... Contributed 10 points, thanks in part to 8-of-8 free throw shooting, in win over Providence to close the regular season.

2006-07: Averaged 7.4 points and 4.0 rebounds per game in 33 contests this season ... Made 10 appearances in the starting lineup ... Contributed two double-doubles on the season (Rider and Texas) ... Logged a career high 36 minutes, scoring six points, in a 58-55 loss to Georgetown on Feb. 17 ... Provided nine points and eight rebounds in a 56-39 win over Saint Joseph's at the Pavilion on Feb. 6 ... Led the `Cats with 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting from the field, including 3-of-3 from beyond the arc in a 57-53 win over Louisville on Feb. 3 ... Dropped in 11 points and collected six rebounds in an 82-73 win at Providence on Jan. 23 ... Tied a career high with 12 rebounds to go with 11 points and a pair of blocked shots in 34 minutes of a 76-69 win over Texas on Jan. 20 ... Was also a key defender in helping limit freshman sensation Kevin Durant to 4-of-15 shooting and 12 points ... Contributed nine points in 23 minutes in a 102-87 win over Notre Dame on Jan. 17 ... Sank four crucial free throws in the final 15 seconds to help VU secure a 56-52 win at Georgetown ... Finished with 14 points, two rebounds and two steals in the win ... Added nine points and one rebound in 27 minutes of a 64-51 win at La Salle on Dec. 23 ... Notched his first career double-double in a 108-61 win over Rider on Dec. 20, contributing 10 points and a career high 12 rebounds ... Scored eight points and added three rebounds in a 81-76 loss to Drexel on Dec. 9 ... Played an instrumental role in VU's 99-89 win at Penn on Dec. 2 ... Supplied 16 points and six rebounds in 30 minutes, and helped spark the `Cats in the second half ... Dropped in 11 points and collected two rebounds in a 72-44 win over Stony Brook on Nov. 30 ... Delivered 17 points and two rebounds off the bench in a 71-66 loss to Xavier in the Paradise Jam semifinal on Nov. 19 ... Connected on a career-high 4-of-7 from beyond the 3-point arc ... Scored all 12 of his points in the second half to help key an 81-68 win over College of Charleston on Nov. 17 ... Also contributed six rebounds and took a pair of charges ... Established a new career high with 10 points in 17 minutes of a 97-60 win at Northwood on Nov. 11.

2005-06: Averaged 11.4 minutes per game ... Played 17 minutes in the team's NCAA second round game against Arizona ... Tallied two points, two steals and one rebound ... Contributed three points, four rebounds, one block and a steal in 10 minutes of NCAA first round victory over Monmouth on Mar. 17 ... Had one steal and two rebounds in 14 minutes against Rutgers on Mar. 9 ... Played 21 minutes against Syracuse on March 5 and contributed seven points and three rebounds ... Drew a critical charging foul with 35 seconds left that gave VU possession in a 74-72 win at Cincinnati on Feb. 23 ... Contributed six points and four rebounds in 18 minutes in a 71-58 win over Saint Joseph's on Feb. 7 ... Brought energy in his 23 minutes, keeping several loose balls alive en route to three rebounds in a 79-73 win over Louisville ... Established new season highs with five rebounds and 19 minutes at USF on Jan. 24 ... Added four points and three rebounds in an 80-65 win over Syracuse on Jan. 21 ... Was 4-of-4 from the field, including his first collegiate 3-point goal, for nine points in a 91-87 loss to West Virginia on Jan. 8 ... Made his college debut in a 75-53 win at Temple on New Year's Eve ... Came off the bench to play 10 minutes, scoring four points and collecting four rebounds with two blocked shots.

HARGRAVE MILITARY ACADEMY: Spent one year at the prep school in Chatham, Va. ... A key cog on one of the nation's premier post-graduate programs, he played enjoyed a solid post-grad campaign in 2004-05 ... Spent the previous two seasons at Philadelphia's Cardinal Dougherty High School, where he averaged 15 points, 11 rebounds and four blocked shots per game playing for coach Mark Heimerdinger ... One of his teammates was 2004 Pennsylvania High School player of the year Kyle Lowry.

PERSONAL: Born 11/26/85 in Philadelphia, Pa. ... Mother is Pamela Bradley and father is Gregory Clark ... Has not yet selected a college major ... Originally signed a national letter of intent to attend the University of Maryland ... Has an interest in a career in business technology ... Enjoys listening to music and playing video games ... Considers math to be his favorite classroom subject.

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