2 - Shawn Vanzant
Shawn Vanzant
Height: 6-0
Weight: 172
Year: Junior
Hometown: Tampa, Fla.
High School: Wharton
Position: G

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2009-10:  Starting point-guard in Butler’s first four games...played in all 38 games...hit a career-high three three-point field goals and scored 10 points against Davidson in his first collegiate start...sustained a scratched cornea in Butler’s win at Northwestern, but returned to the starting lineup the next game at Evansville...came off the bench with five points against UCLA in the second round of the 76 Classic...had five points and a season-high four rebounds at Ball State...came off he bench with five points and two assists in Butler’s league-opener against Valparaiso...hit a career-high eight of eight free throws and scored a season-high 12 points to help the Bulldogs beat Milwaukee at Hinkle Fieldhouse...came off the bench and scored five key points to help spark the Bulldogs’ comeback at home against Cleveland State...had a career-high five assists and no turnovers in 14 minutes in Butler’s homecourt victory over Youngstown State...had two points, two assists and a steal in 11 minutes at UIC...didn’t miss a shot, while scoring seven points off the bench at Green Bay...posted four points and four rebounds in Butler’s home win over Loyola...pulled down five rebounds at Cleveland State...grabbed five rebounds and added two steals against Siena...led the Bulldogs with a career-high nine rebounds, matched his career-high with five assists and posted a career-high two blocked shots at Valparaiso...came off the bench with six points and three rebounds against UTEP in the first round of the NCAA Tournament...grabbed four rebounds in 18 minutes of action against Michigan State in the national semifinals...scored two points and played 15 minutes against Duke in the 2010 national championship game.

2008-09:  Saw action in 29 games...missed three games with an injury to his left knee...finished seventh on the team in scoring...wound up sixth on the team in assists and steals...had one double-figures scoring performance...came off the bench with a career-high 20 points to lead the Bulldogs over Milwaukee at Hinkle Fieldhouse...had nine points in a reserve stint in Butler’s victory at home over Wright State...scored seven points in 13 minutes against Youngstown State in Indianapolis...had six points each in back-to-back wins over UAB and Valparaiso...scored six points in Butler’s victory over Green Bay...came off the bench with five points to help the Bulldogs win at Davidson...matched his career-high with five rebounds and hit a key three-point field goal with 0:19 left to help Butler upset preseason league favorite Cleveland State in the first Horizon League game of the season...recorded a career-high four steals in Butler’s victory over #14 Xavier...had a carer-high four assists in Butler’s win at Loyola...scored four points and turned in a strong defensive performance against All-Missouri Valley player Josh Young in Butler’s season-opening win at Drake.

2007-2008: Played in 33 of 34 games...scored first collegiate basket and wound up with six points in Butler's victory over Indiana State...played 13 minutes in Butler's win at Evansville...hit a three-point field goal in six minutes of action against Michigan...had three rebounds in a career-high 18 minutes against Virginia Tech...had a career-best two steals in six minutes at Wright State...matched his career-high with two steals against Florida State in the Wooden Tradition...had two points, one rebound and one assist against Florida Gulf Coast in his return to his home state...had two rebounds and two assists in 12 minutes against Green Bay...hit a three-point field goal and grabbed a pair of rebounds in 11 minutes against Milwaukee at Hinkle Fieldhouse...had three points, two rebounds and an assist in 12 minutes at Valparaiso....hit a career-best four of four free throws at Milwaukee...scored four points and grabbed a career-high four rebounds in Butler's final regular season game against Detroit...came off the bench and posted five points, a career-high five rebounds, a career-high two assists and one steal in a career-high 21 minutes against South Alabama in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

High School: All-State guard at Wharton High School...only player in Wharton High School history to make the varsity as a freshman...helped high school team to a 98-18 record over four seasons...led team to a 29-2 record, a district championship and the Class 5A regional final in 2006-07...helped high school squad to a 23-7 record in 2005-06...chosen to the Florida Sports Writers Association Class 5A All-State team as a senior...named the Tampa Tribune's Hillsborough County Boys Basketball Player of the Year...named Co-Player of the Year by the Tampa Bay Coaches Association...selected to play in the Florida Athletic Coaches Association All-Star Classic...named first team All-Western Conference as a senior...chosen MVP of the all-conference squad in 2006-07...named All-County as a junior...scored 1,192 points for his high school career, becoming the first player in school history to score 1,000 career points...two-year team captain...averaged 16.4 points, 4.1 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 3.4 steals for Wharton in 2006-07...posted a high game of 27 points against East Lake as a senior...had seven games of 20 or more points in final prep season...scored in double figures in final 17 high school games and in 28 of 31 games as a senior...averaged 14.7 points and 4.9 assists as a junior...earned four varsity basketball letters...High School Coach: Tommy Tonelli.