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Shane Southwell
SG/SF - 6'7, 215lbs - 32 years old - 0 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2019 season
  • Birthdate: 02/12/1992
  • Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2014
  • Pre-draft team: Kansas State
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
23rd October, 2014MexicoSigned a one year contract with Pioneros de Quintana.
19th January, 2016AustraliaSigned a one season contract with Hobart Chargers.
6th January, 2017SwitzerlandSigned for the remainder of the season with BC Winterthur.
Career Moves
2010 - 2014Kansas State (NCAA)
October 2014 - September 2015Pioneros de Quintana (Mexico)
January 2016 - September 2016Hobart Charges (Australia, SEABL)
January 2017 - June 2017BC Winterthur (Switzerland)
Articles about Shane Southwell

June 18, 2014

Pictures Improved If There Was No Ball In Sight, No. 76.

Shane Southwell, Kansas State, Senior, 6'7 215lbs

2013/14 stats: 27.0 mpg, 9.9 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 2.7 apg, 0.8 spg, 1.1 bpg, 1.6 TOpg, 2.2 fpg, 38.4% FG, 30.6% 3PT, 68.4% FT

Southwell is a quirky and somewhat frustrating player. In one moment, he'll throw down an athletic and powerful dunk in the open floor, running hard to create easy offense. In the next, he'll stand still in the half court, on both ends. In one moment, he'll float in the mid-range area, attack seams, shoot a pull-up or get to the rim and finish. In the next, he'll dribble off his foot. In one moment, he'll hit a step-back three or a fadeaway mid range J. In the next, he'll badly miss a way-too-early heat check. In one moment, he'll take one power dribble to open up a passing lane then hit a cutting big man on the move for a point blank finish. In the next, he'll throw it into row Z under little pressure.

Southwell has talent, but the main talent he wants is a jump shot. And although he hits a few shots, including tough ones, he shoots the kind of shots that only primary shotmakers or players trying to beat the buzzer should ever take. Southwell takes early jumpers, contested jumpers and bad jumpers, when rarely is it needed, and his percentages above are witness to how that works out for him. There are hot streaks, but there are also forced issues and disruption to the flow, spotty patches of play both good and bad overshadowed by an over-favoured jump shot.

Outside of the jump shot, Southwell is burdened by having little ball handling ability with which to penetrate beyond the first line of the defense. Creating little, Southwell at his best settles for spotting up, floating around the foul line and making sharp dives to the rim for feeds, running the floor when possible. He can pick-and-roll and pick-and-pop, better at the big man role in these actions than the guard role, however willing he may be to try either. Ultimately, whatever he does on offense is overshadowed by his love of the jumper. His defense works to a similar script - Southwell makes some good reads and has decent athleticism and length to get to the ball, but inconsistent effort makes him similarly sporadic.

The hall mark is inconsistency. When he up-fakes a closing-out defender, steps in and drains a mid-range pull-up, he looks like a fluid and agile good sized wing player with intriguing talent. Then he'll do something rash, such as take on an entire defense despite having open men around him. Southwell will shoot when he should pass and pass when there is no pass to make - the rhythm of the game is a constant problem for him.

Can he learn? Yes. But it's a bit disconcerting that he still needs to.

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March 17, 2011

Once Will Spradling hits his teens, he's going to be awesome.

[...] Clemente was even less easily replaced. The initial decision to move Jacob Pullen to point guard didn't work out, because, despite his size and his defensive effectiveness at the position, Pullen just isn't a point guard. He is a secondary ball handler at best, and just not a natural passer like that. He's a scorer. He just is. If he's to e'er play point guard, it would have to be in the same way that Eddie House does it, and this wasn't that. (Pullen then suffered the same leadership/suspension problems as Kelly, which didn't help anybody.) Freshman Will Spradling then got a chance at it, and had some initial success - he shot the ball well, made solid decisions, and took a ton of charges, the best way to defend if you're a small unathletic guard. But then he hit the freshman wall early, and stopped making said decisions. He has nevertheless again become a big minute player for the team, mainly on account of the fact he's one of the few good ball handlers and shooters.

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