Bears vs. Southern Illinois Postgame Press Conference - Players
Nathan Scheer enters his senior season ready to lead the Bears in a variety of roles this winter. He started 10 games last season, but emerged as one of the Valley's top bench players and a legitimate 3-point threat off the bench.
2012-13 Named to MVC All-Bench Team and MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team ... Ranked 7th in the league in 3-point field goal percentage (.429) in league games only, making 27-of-63 (.429) from beyond the arc ... Named MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week on 1/3/13 after posting 10 points and 5 rebounds in OT loss at Evansville (1/2/13), his first back-to-back double-figure scoring stretch of his career and going 5-for-5 from 3-point range with a career-high 15 points in win over SIU in Valley opener (12/30/12), his 80th career game ... Played 38 minutes with 2 steals and a block in MVC Tourney win over SIU (3/7/13) ... Scored 11 points in regular-season finale win over Bradley (3/2/13) on 4-of-10 from the field with 3 treys ... Posted 8 points and 5 boards off the bench in BracketBusters win at Eastern Michigan (2/23/13) ... Fouled out of two games in a row, at SIU (2/16/13) and vs. UNI (2/19/13) ... Played career-high 36 minutes in home win over Indiana State (2/12/13) with a pair of 3-pointers and a pair clutch FTs in the final minute ... Had 11 points with 3 3-pointers in home win over Evansville (2/2/13) ... Was 2-for-2 from 3-point range off the bench vs. No. 17/21 Creighton (1/30/13) ... Broke two-game scoreless stretch with an 8-point outburst in home win over Drake (1/27/13) and two key 3's ... Posted team-high 2 assists and a blocked shot vs. No. 20 Wichita State (1/23/13) ... Knocked down a key second-half trey at Indiana State (1/16/13) after a steal ... Earned first Valley start of the year and notched 5 points and 3 boards vs. No. 11/13 Creighton (1/11/13) ... Played 33 minutes and knocked down 3-of-4 3-point attempts in win over Illinois State (1/8/13) ... Recorded game-high and career-high 8 rebounds in road win at Drake (1/5/13), while going 7-for-9 at the line ... Produced 3 defensive rebounds at New Mexico State (12/22/12) ... Earned the start at Alabama A&M and shared team-high assist honors (2) for second time in his career ... Picked up second start of the season and scored 8 points on 3-of-3 shooting vs. Valparaiso (12/15/12) ... Was 2-for-3 from 3-point range at No. 22/23 Oklahoma State (12/8/12) with 3 rebounds in 26 minutes off the bench ... Notched 4 rebounds in 21-minute stint against No. 23/25 San Diego State (11/17/12) at JQH ... Posted 8 points with a pair of 3-pointers, 4 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals against Philander Smith (11/9/12) ... He averaged 5.0 points and 2.5 rebounds per game during the August 2012 Costa Rica tour and tied for third on the club in three-pointers on the trip (4) ... Earned a spot on the MSU Athletic Director's Honor Roll during fall 2012 and spring 2013 semesters.
2011-12 Earned MVC Scholar-Athlete second team honors, along with teammate Isaiah Rhine ... Was sixth on the squad in steals (12) ... One of just five players to play all 32 games ... Fouled out for just the second time in his career in MVC Tournament quarterfinals against Evansville (3/2/12) ... Returned to starting lineup and gave the Bears 20 minutes and a steal at Evansville (2/25/12) in regular-season finale ... Matched career-high with 2 steals against Indiana State (2/22/12) ... Had 5 points, 3 rebounds off the bench at No. 24 Wichita State (2/15/12) ... Posted a team-high 29 minutes with 8 points, 4 rebounds and a pair of three-pointers in home win over Bradley (2/12/12) ... Pulled down a pair of defensive caroms in road win at Southern Illinois (2/8/12) ... Snagged 3 rebounds in home win over UNI (1/28/12) ... Was in the starting lineup and knocked down a three-pointer for the fourth straight game in OT loss at Illinois State (1/25/12) ... Made first-ever MVC start in team win at Bradley (1/21/12) with 24 minutes, 5 points, 3 rebounds and two clutch free throws to seal the road win ... Notched 3 rebounds - his most in 11 games - in one-point loss to No. 18 Creighton (1/18/12) ... Had best offensive output in eight games with 6 points against Evansville (1/15/12) in a 17-minute effort ... Logged five minutes in loss at UNI (1/13/12) ... Hit a three-pointer for second straight game in win over Southern Illinois (1/10/12) ... Broke four-game scoreless streak with a key first-half three-pointer in win at Indiana State (1/7/12) ... Played just 2 minutes in his 50th career appearance (1/4/12), a home loss against Illinois State ... Tallied 6 points with a pair of steals in OT loss to West Virginia (12/22/11) in Vegas Classic semifinals ... Matched career-high with 5 boards in win over Kennesaw State (12/17/11) ... Played 31 minutes vs. Oklahoma State (12/7/11), making his first two free throws of the season with a three-pointer and a pair of boards ... Ended a four-game scoring slump with an 8-point outburst at New Mexico (12/3/11) on 2-of-3 three-pointers to go with 2 assists and 4 boards ... Returned to starting lineup at ORU (11/30/11) and matched career-high with 5 boards ... Missed start against Tulsa (11/26/11) and contributed 17 minutes off the bench ... Knocked down a three-pointer against Emporia State (11/19/11) while playing 20 minutes in his third career start ... Dished out 3 assists and added a three-pointer and 2 rebounds at Arkansas State (11/15/11) ... Noteched double-figures in season-opener at Nevada with 11 points and 3 assists with 3 three-pointers (11/11/11) and matched career-high with a 31-minute effort.
2010-11 Earned MVC All-Freshman Team honors in 2010-11 after finishing fourth on the MVC regular-champions in assists (40), fifth in three-pointers (27), and sixth in minutes (717), steals (10) ... Knocked down a pair of three-pointers at Miami in the NIT second round (3/21/11) ... Tallied 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting with a pair of three-pointers in NIT first-round win over Murray State (3/15/11) ... Had 2 points in MVC Tournament quarterfinal-round win over Southern Illinois (3/4/11) to go with 3 rebounds ... Had key three-point play and 4 boards in win over Wichita State (2/26/11) to help Bears to first-ever MVC regular-season title ... Had 8 points behind a pair of three-pointers in win at Southern Illinois (2/23/11) ... Played 31 minutes with three three-pointers at Valparaiso (2/19/11) ... Had third career double-figure scoring game with 10 points on 3-of-5 shooting with a pair of threes vs. Drake (2/15/11) and eclipsed 100 career points ... Dropped hin a trio of three-pointers in home win over Bradley (2/9/11) to finish with 9 points ... Broke a three-game scoreless slump with 5 points at Evansville (2/2/11) wit his first three-pointer in 6 games ... Played 28 min. with 5 points in win over SIU (1/12/11) ... Hit 2 clutch free throws in win at Wichita State (1/9/11) ... Tallied 14 points on 4-of-5 three-pointers in home win over Evansville (1/7/11) ... Had 5 points in win at Creighton (1/4/11) ... Knocked down his sixth trey in eight games in win at UNI (12/29/10) with 2 rebounds, a block, a steal and an assist ... Had 13 points and 9 assists -- the most assists by a Bear since 2008 -- and 5 rebounds in win over UCA (12/4/10) on 5-of-8 shooting and team-high 29 minutes ... Made 4-of-4 FTs and 7 points in win over UALR (12/1/10) ... Hit for 9 points in 22 minutes with 3 rebounds in win over Pepperdine (11/22/10) ... Played a key role off the bench in narrow Preseason NIT loss at Tennessee (11/17/10) with 15 minutes, 1 point and 1 rebound ... Had 5 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists in collegiate debut vs. ORU (11/12/10) with 20 minutes off the bench.
High School A three-time team captain and finalist for Mr. Show-Me Basketball, Scheer led the coach Dave Neier's Borgia Knights to the Class 4 title game for the second year in a row in 2010, helping them to a 30-1 campaign ... Team had a 46-game win streak snapped in state finals his senior year ... Knights finished season ranked No. 2 in Missouri and No. 23 nationally in Rivals.com Fab 50 poll ... Was a consensus first-team all-state selection, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Metro Player of the Year, all-district, and all-area selection in 2009-10 ... Also named MVP of Borgia Tournament ... Averaged 21.4 points and 4.8 rebounds while knocking down 70 three-pointers his senior year ... He also contributed 67 steals, 25 blocked shots and finished with a 3.95 GPA ... Scout.com rated him as a two-start recruit, while Rivals.com and MoSports.com tabbed him as the No. 8 senior in Missouri in the class of 2010 ... Named to MaxPreps.com Missouri Super 6 and earned an 86 Scouts Grade on ESPN.com which said Scheer was "a crafty scorer with excellent skill (who) can knock down the open three or can score off the dribble with an aggressive slash to the rim" ... His junior season, he was also a consensus Class 4 All-State pick, helping the Knights to a 28-3 overall record and Class 4 state title after averaging 15.9 points and 5.0 rebounds ... He also added 41 three-pointers, 60 assists and 44 steals, while claiming all-district and all-area honors ... As a sophomore, Scheer led Borgia in scoring (18.9) and rebounding (5.7) ... He earned all-state, all-district and all-area honors as a sophomore for the 21-6 club ... Was second-team all-district and all-area as a freshman for the 18-9 Knights, averaging 13.1 points and 3.1 rebounds ... Signed National Letter to attend Missouri State on Nov. 11, 2009 after being recruited by former MSU assistant Kent Williams.
Personal Nathan Michael Scheer was born 6/12/91 in Washington, Mo. ... Son of Mike and Jerine Scheer of Washington ... Mother, Jerine, is a Missouri State graduate ... Has a sister, Erica ... Majoring in Construction Management (3.74 GPA) ... Biggest sports thrill was winning the 2008-09 Missouri Class 4 state title.