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Biography

Background

2013-14 SEASON:
Third-year pro persevered through busiest season, averaging 6.7 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 1.24 spg and 1.7 apg with 183-484 FGA (.378) shooting over 26.5 mpg in 74 games (58 starts)...Went 76-228 (.333) from Downtown....Notched career highs in games played (74), minutes (1,962), 3PT FGM (76) and rebounds (308), along with single-game career bests in points (27), assists (9) and 3PT FGM (6)...Ranked fifth in the NBA in steals-to-turnover ratio (1.16).

Led Knicks in scoring once (career high 27 points at San Antonio, Jan. 2), rebounds four times, assists four times...Had 19 doublefigure scoring games and two 20+ scoring games (back-to-back at San Antonio-Houston, Jan. 2-3, 27-26)...From Downtown, had three three-homer games, two four-homer games, one five-homer game and a career-high six homers twice (at San Antonio-Houston, Jan. 2- 3)...Had two five-steal games (Nov. 20 vs. Pacers, Apr. 2 vs. Nets)...Scored 1,000th career point on Dec. 5 vs. Nets...Club exercised fourth-year option, Oct 28.

Missed a total of eight games due to injury/illness: two with sprained right shoulder (Jan. 30-Feb. 1), five with sprained left MCL suffered on Feb. 19 at New Orleans (Feb. 21-28) and one due to illness (Mar. 23 vs. Cleveland).

Texas Triangle
Enjoyed three of his most memorable performances during Knicks’ 2-1 run through the Texas Triangle in January: Jan. 2: Spearheaded stunning win at San Antonio with team-and career-high 27 points (10-13 FGA, career-high 6-8 from Downtown), six rebounds and three steals in 31 starting minutes...Scored eight clutch points in the fourth quarter: three-point bomb with 4:49 left to give Knicks a nine-point lead (94-85), three-pointer with :39.1 left to give NY a three-point edge (101-98) and soaring tip-in of Anthony’s missed jumper with :23.4 left to put NY ahead to stay (103-101 in eventual 105-101 win)...Stellar defense helped hold Tony Parker to 12 points on 5-13 FGA...They Said It: “Iman was big tonight. Probably his best game in a Knicks uniform. Not because he scored points, but the fact that he defended and had to guard Parker pretty much the whole night. I thought he did a hell of a job.” - Mike Woodson...”We just needed a win. I knew sooner or later my shot would fall. I’ve been getting great shots. It’s not like I’ve been forcing a bunch of crazy shots. I’ve been getting great wide open shots in the corner, wide open shots on the wing. I just haven’t knocked them down. I knew sooner or later I’d be knocking them down.” - Iman

Jan. 3: Followed San Antonio heroics with another stellar outing in loss at Houston with team-high 26 points (9-14 FGA) and five assists...Went 6-6 from Downtown, three shy of Latrell Sprewell’s club record 9-9 from Downtown on Feb. 4, 2003 vs. Clippers (co-holder of NBA mark).

Jan. 5: Scored nine points (3-5 FGA) with six rebounds and three steals in win at Dallas...Scored seven of Knicks’ last 10 points including game’s biggest shot, a three-point bomb with 1:13 left to give NY a nine-point cushion (87-78) after Dallas had cut a 19-point Knicks lead down to six.

Additional Key Games
Nov. 13: Dished off a career-high nine assists (with no turnovers) in win at Atlanta, adding five points (2-8 FGA) and six rebounds.
Dec. 5: Main cog in 30-point win at Brooklyn that snapped nine-game losing streak with 17 points (5-8 FGA, 5-7 from Downtown), six rebounds and two steals.
Jan. 9: Standout in win over Heat with 12 points (4-8 FGA, 4-7 from Downtown) and season-high nine rebounds in season-high 43 starting minutes.
Jan. 22: Scored 19 points (5-9 FGA, 3-5 from Downtown) with eight rebounds in loss to Sixers.

PREVIOUS SEASONS:
2012-13: Moved right into starting lineup after making belated season debut following knee injury suffered in 2012 Playoffs... Returned to action in mid-January and averaged 6.8 points and 3.0 rebounds with .396 shooting (109-275) over 22.1 minutes in 45 games (all starts)...Started each of the season’s final 45 games...Went 51-127 (.402) from Downtown...Season Highs: Points: 20 (Mar. 13 at Denver); Assists: 8* (Apr. 17 vs. Atlanta); Rebounds: 11* (Apr. 12 at Cleveland)...Had nine double-figure scoring games and one 20-plus game...Played in 100th career NBA game on Apr. 11 at Chicago...Listed as inactive for season’s first 37 games (Nov. 2-Jan. 13), while recovering from knee injury...One of four Knicks (Anthony, Felton, Chandler) who did not come off the bench at any point during season...Key Games: After missing season’s first 37 games (knee), made season debut with eight points (3-7 FGA) in 15 minutes in win over Pistons at London’s O2 Arena, Jan. 17... Recorded career-high six steals in win over Warriors, Feb. 27...Scored team-and-season high 20 points (8-10 FGA, 4-5 from Downtown) in loss at Denver, Mar. 13...Scored 18 points (7-10 FGA, 4-6 from Downtown) in Atlantic Division-clinching win over Wizards, Apr. 9...Career-high 11 rebounds in win at Cleveland, Apr. 12...Logged season-high 42 minutes (14 points) in loss at Charlotte, Apr. 15...Scored 18 points (7-11 FGA) with career-high-tying eight assists and seven rebounds in season finale win over Hawks, Apr. 17.
Playoffs: Started all 12 post-season games and averaged 9.3 points and 6.0 rebounds with .410 shooting (41-100) over 28.1 minutes...Went 18-42 (.429) from Downtown with team-high 18 3PT FG (tied with Smith)...Led Knicks in rebounds three times...Notched six double-figure scoring games, two double-figure rebound games and one double-double, with 13 steals in the 12 games...Key factor in first round with 9.0 ppg and 6.8 rpg with .452 shooting (19-42) over 28.5 mpg, starting all six games vs. Celtics...Had 11 steals in the six games, three double-figure scoring games and one double-double (12 points, career Playoff high 12 rebs in Game Four loss)...Headline performer in Game Six clincher with 17 points (6-9 FGA, 3-3 from Downtown), six rebounds and two steals. Authored perhaps game’s biggest defensive play in fourth quarter, stealing Pierce pass and converting it into a fast break layup to halt Celtics’ 20-0 run and give NY a 77-69 lead with 5:06 left...In East Semis vs. Pacers, had 9.7 ppg, 5.2 rpg and .379 shooting (22-58) over 27.7 mpg...Central figure in Knicks’ comeback run in Game Six finale with Playoff career-high 19 points (6-10 FGA, 5-6 from Downtown) in 25 minutes (DQ), including three, 3PT FGM over 1:04 span in third quarter...Main cog in Knicks’ 2013 Playoff run after suffering torn left ACL and meniscus in first career NBA Playoff game, Game One vs. Miami in 2012 (Apr. 28, 2012).

2011-12: NBA All-Rookie First Team...Season-long consistency in debut season earned him 2011-12 NBA All-Rookie First Team honors...Over 59 games (35 starts), averaged 9.5 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.71 steals (seventh in NBA) and shot .401 over 28.9 minutes...Went 48-157 (.306) from Downtown...Led Knicks in scoring twice, assists eight times...Recorded four 20-plus scoring games...Scored a career-high 25 points twice, in consecutive games (Mar. 28 vs. Orlando, Mar. 30 at Atlanta), going 19-35 FGA (.543) in the two games...Missed seven regular season games due to injury: four in season’s opening weeks (Dec. 28-Jan. 2) with sprained right MCL suffered on Opening Night, Dec. 25 vs. Celtics; three in February (Feb. 20-23) with left patella tendinitis. Suffered season-ending knee injury in first game of first round Playoff loss to Miami...Picked for Sprite Slam Dunk at NBA All-Star 2012 in Orlando, but forced to withdraw due to left patella tendinitis... Ranked seventh in NBA with 1.71 spg; first Knick ranked in NBA Top 10 in steals since Mark Jackson in Rookie of the Year season of 1987-88 (sixth, 2.50 spg). Raymond Felton, traded in mid-season from Knicks to Denver, ranked eighth in 2010-11 (1.67)...Finished 15th in NBA in steals-per-turnover ratio (0.91)...Among NBA rookies, finished second in steals (1.71 spg, to Minnesota’s Ricky Rubio at 2.22), ninth in scoring (9.5), eighth in assists (2.8), sixth in free throw percentage (.798 on 87-109) and fifth in minutes per game (28.9)...In 35 starts, averaged 9.7 points (339), 3.4 rebounds (118) and 1.69 steals (59) over 32.0 minutes (1,121)...Clutch figure off the bench in win at Toronto, Feb. 14, with eight points and four steals in 27 minutes. Made perhaps game’s key defensive play: steal on Jose Calderon and subsequent fast break dunk with 1:28 left to pull NY within three (87-84) during Knicks’ game-winning 13-1 rally in final 3:57...Standout effort in ABC Easter OT win over Bulls, Apr. 8, with 15 points (5-14 FGA), season-high nine rebounds, six assists and four steals in career-high 45 starting minutes...First career NBA Playoff appearance was cut short when he suffered torn left ACL and meniscus in third quarter of Game One loss at Miami, Apr. 28, 2012, and was sidelined for remainder of Playoffs.

COLLEGE:
Averaged 12.7 points, 4.2 assists and 4.5 rebounds with .396 shooting over 31.3 minutes in 92 games (91 starts) in three seasons at Georgia Tech...Ended his college career ranked 11th on Georgia Tech’s career list in assists (382) and fourth in steals (207)...Went 111-364 (.305) from three-point range...Fourth player in ACC history to lead his team in scoring (career-high 17.3), rebounding (5.9), assists (3.5) and steals (2.74) as a junior....All-ACC Second Team and ACC All-Defensive as a junior...ACC All-Freshman Team honoree in 2009, leading the conference in steals (2.06 spg)...Had 14 career 20-plus scoring games, with career high 30 points twice, both vs. North Carolina on the same date (Jan. 16, 2010, Jan. 16, 2011)...Notched triple-double on Jan. 25, 2011 vs. Virginia Tech (22 pts, career-high 12 reb, 11 ast; along with career-high seven steals)...Career-high 12 assists on Dec. 3, 2008 vs. Penn State...In sophomore season, missed six games due to arthroscopic surgery to repair damaged meniscus, right knee, on Dec. 3, 2009.

COMMUNITY CORNER:
One of most popular and visible Knicks in Big Apple community...Joined teammates, DJ Hill and the Knicks City Dancers at Chase branch at 179 East 116th Street as part of Chase’s Basketball in the Boroughs and Beyond effort during Hispanic Heritage Month, Mar. 17...Joined teammates, along with the Knicks coaching staff, alumni and a galaxy of A-list celebrities at the 15th annual Knicks Bowl presented by Foot Locker at Bowlmor Lanes at Chelsea Piers, Feb. 10, 2014, the gala, star-studded event that has raised over $2.5 million for the Garden of Dreams Foundation...Teamed up with teammates and the Knicks’ coaching staff to host WHEDco families at Knicks/Garden of Dreams Holiday Shopping Spree at Target in White Plains, Dec. 20...Joined teammates to host Chase branch visits and basketball clinics in Brooklyn as part of Garden of Dreams “Season of Giving” and Chase “Basketball in the Boroughs and Beyond” efforts in December…Joined teammates and Knicks alumni Jerome Williams for annual Garden of Dreams Toy Drive/Player Forum at the Garden Theatre, Dec. 3...Teamed up with superstars Doug E. Fresh, Ryan Beatty, Ashanti, Jordin Sparks, Dr. Oz and DMC to co-star in an exercise video with talented young performers from the Alvin Ailey dance school for First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Songs for a Healthy America”...Celebrated Knicks’ 2013-14 season with Amar’e Stoudemire and MLB’s Carlos Beltran and Eddie Murray at Philippe Chow restaurant in Dec. ’13...Joined teammates to host 100 children from Harlem Dowling, a Garden of Dreams partner organization, at the annual Knicks Season Launch Party and NBA Fit basketball clinic at MSG Training Center, Oct 28.

PERSONAL:
Iman Asante Shumpert...First name is pronounced ee-MON...Made the Dean’s List during the fall ’10 semester at Georgia Tech...Majored in sociology...Son of Odis and L’Tanya Shumpert...Mother is an adjunct professor of art and design at Columbia College in Chicago, father is an insurance broker...Plays with the mentality that it is embarrassing to be scored on, which was instilled in him at a young age when playing with his three brothers...Interests include creative writing and broadcast journalism...McDonald’s All-American and Third-Team Parade magazine All-American as a high school senior, averaging 15.3 points...Grew from 5-foot-7 as a freshman to 6-foot-2 as a sophomore.

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Height: 6'5''/ 1.96m
Weight: 220 lbs./ 99.8 kg
Born: June 26, 1990
From: Georgia Institute of Technology
Draft: 1st Round (17th pick) 2011 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2011
Years Pro: 3
Previous Teams:
  New York Knicks 2011 - 2014
Prior to NBA/Country: Georgia Tech/USA

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