Missouri State student-athletes Christian Kirk, Austin Ruder, Chris Kendrix and Shawn Roundtree address the media following the men's basketball triple-overtime victory on Wednesday, Feb. 25, at JQH Arena.
Bears All-Access interviewed freshmen Chris Kendrix, Cameron Maes, Shawn Roundtree and Robin Thompson to learn more about the newcomers to the Missouri State men's basketball program
2014-15 Played in 30 games with 2 starts as a true freshman while finishing second on the team in assists (44) ... Saw 19 minutes in his first MVC Tournament appearance (3/5/15) vs. SIU with 3 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists ... Contributed 8 points and a steal off the bench at Loyola (2/28/15) ... Snagged a key steal, layup and 3-point play in third overtime to help Bears over Bradley (2/25/15) and finished with 7 points ... Notched career-high 9 points vs. No. 13 UNI (2/15/15) on ESPNU on 4-of-6 shooting with 4 rebounds and 3 assists off the bench ... Played just under 40 minutes in game at Evansville (2/10/15) with 6 points, 3 rebounds and 6 assists in his second straight start ... Made first career start at No. 16 Wichita State (2/7/15) and posted 6 rebounds and 2 assists in 40-minute outing on ESPN2 ... Logged 28 minutes against Loyola (2/4/15) with 4 points and 3 rebounds ... Matched season-high with 7 points to go with 3 rebounds and game-high 4 assists in home win over Southern Illinois (1/31/15) ... Had 2 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists in a 10-minute outing at Illinois State (1/28/15) ... Notched 6 points in 14-minute effort against No. 14 Wichita State (1/21/15) ... Played 23 minutes and knocked down a 3-pointer with 5 total points at No. 23 UNI (1/18/15) on ESPNU ... Played a 19-minute stint against Illinois State (1/11/15) with 2 assists and a steal ... Dropped in a last-minute layup at Indiana State (1/7/15) in a 3-minute assignment ... Registered 12 minutes off the bench in home win over Drake (1/3/15) with a rebound ... Tallied his first career steal and logged 16 minutes and 5 points at Oral Roberts (12/15/14) .... Knocked down his first career road 3-pointer in road win at SEMO (12/13/14) with 2 rebounds in an 11-minute appearance ... Had 13 assists and 2 turnovers in 3 appearanes in Great Alaska Shootout, Nov. 27-29 in Anchorage ... Posted 34 minutes in reserve with game-high 6 assists and 3 rebounds in win over Alaska-Anchorage (11/28/14) ... Played 25 minutes off the bench and scored 7 points with 4 rebounds and matched team-high 4 assists against Colorado State (11/27/14) ... Played a team-high 27 minutes in win over Avila (11/19/14) to go with 3 points and 3 assists ... Earned 9 minutes of playing time in his collegiate debut against Eastern Illinois (11/14/14) with a rebound.
High School Was named Class 3A-4A (large school) Player of the Year by both the Belleville News-Democrat and Alton Telegraph after his senior season in 2013-14 ... Led Edwardsville (Ill.) High to a 30-4 record and fourth-place finish in the Illinois Class 4A state tournament ... Averaged 17.3 points, 8.0 assists and 2.3 rebounds per game while knocking down 55 3-pointers as a senior ... He also made 85 percent of his free throws for coach Mike Waldo's Tigers ... Honored by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association as an elite Class 3A-4A All-State first-team selection, in addition to claiming Illinois Gazette second-team all-state honors ... Was also a first-team all-conference pick and became Edwardsville's all-time assists leader as well as a 1,000-point scorer ... Was second among all St. Louis metro players in assists (8.03) after leading all city players as a junior (9.00) ... Helped Edwardsville to an 85-13 overall record in his three varsity seasons ... He averaged 9.8 points and 2.4 rebounds in 2012-13 while earning all-conference and third-team all-state honors for a 31-3 regional championship team ... Produced 8.0 points and 5.9 assists his sophomore season while helping the Tigers to a 24-6 ledger ... Was on the honor roll all four years as well as National Honor Society at EHS ... Also competed on the AAU competitive circuit for the SW Illinois Jets.
Personal Shawn Tyrone Roundtree, Jr., was born 8/7/95 in Maryville, Ill. ... Son of Shawn, Sr. and Ida Roundtree of Edwardsville-Glen Carbon, Ill. ... Has two brothers, Ismiah and Jalil ... Majoring in Entertainment Management ... Chose Missouri State over Furman, Navy, UC Davis, UMKC and others.