McNeese’s Christian Shumate enters the transfer portal

Published: Mar. 20, 2023 at 10:56 AM CDT
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Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - McNeese men’s basketball’s Christian Shumate entered the transfer portal Monday morning after an impressive 2022-23 season with the Cowboys.

In his second year in Lake Charles, after transferring to McNeese from Tulsa, Shumate averaged 15.1 points, 9.7 rebounds, and 1 assist per game on 54.8/34.1/57.6 shooting splits.

Shumate was named to the All-Tournament Team after he broke the Southland Conference Tournament rebounding record of 33 years with 41 rebounds. The previous tournament record of 35 rebounds was set by North Texas’ Ronnie Morgan back in 1990.

In McNeese’s 2023 Southland Conference tournament run, Shumate averaged 26.7 points, 13.7 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block, and 1 steal per game as he helped McNeese to the semi-finals for the first time since 201. He was the only McNeese player to be named to the All-Tournament Team.

In 67 games, 41 of which he started in, Shumate ends his McNeese career with an average of 13.7 points, 8.2 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 0.8 blocks, and 0.8 steals per game.

Shumate becomes the first Cowboy to officially enter the transfer portal following the hire of Will Wade as the school’s next head coach.

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