HIGH POINT, N.C., April 1, 2011 ? High Point University men?s basketball player Shay Shine was featured as one of 10 finalists on Dunks of the Year on CBS. Shine, a junior from Arcadia, Fla., became a finalist for Dunk of the Year after his monster slam over a 6-foot-10 team rival of UNC Asheville on Dec. 4.
Shine competed for Dunk of the Year with candidates from Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, Missouri State, Ohio State and Tennessee. To see Shine on CBS, click here: http://www.youtube.com/user/highpointuniversity#p/u/6/bxRh3KX5SmA
A 6-foot-2 guard, Shine?s dunks this season have garnered national attention. His dunk over Cunningham on Dec. 4 at the Millis Center was ESPN SportsCenter?s No. 1 play of the day and the weekend. It has been viewed over 2.5 million times on YouTube and it has been featured on Yahoo! Sports as well as countless other websites. Shine has been featured several times on ESPN SportsNation as well as other times on TV.
His dunk over Cunningham wasn?t the only time Shine was featured on ESPN?s top plays this season. Shine repeated his feat with a nearly identical dunk over 6-foot-10 forward Walt Allen of Presbyterian on Feb. 1 at the Millis Center. That dunk was featured as ESPN SportsCenter?s No. 2 play of the night. Both of Shine?s dunks came at key points in HPU victories.
Although he?s known for his dunks, Shine was also an excellent shooter for the Panthers this season. He went 6-for-6 from three-point range to set HPU?s single-game record for three-point percentage in an overtime win at Presbyterian on Jan. 20. He went 10-for-10 from the free-throw line to set HPU?s single-game record for free throw percentage in a win over North Carolina Central on Feb. 7. Shine scored a season-high 27 points twice and averaged 14.3 points per game on the season.
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among ?America?s Best Colleges.? Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 42 undergraduate minors and 14 graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at highpoint.edu.
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