|City/State:||Baton Rouge, La.|
|High School:||University HS|
2016 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2015 SEC Academic Honor Roll
L Club Team Captain
Rucks Fellow (E.J. Ourso College of Business)
JUNIOR SEASON (2015-16)
Honored with the Dale Brown Award and was awarded a scholarship mid-season by Head Coach Johnny Jones for his efforts and contributions to the program … Was also named a LSU National L Club Team Captain for his leadership on the team … Hit a floater for his first basket of the season against American (12/22) … Played in 17 games over his three year career … Concluded his academic eligibility by graduating in three years
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014-15)
In his second season as a walk-on has been helpful for the Tigers in daily practice workouts and scouting preparation of opponent teams … Played in three games – vs. UMass (12/2), vs. Charleston (12/22) and at Auburn (2/24) … Scored three points against Charleston (12/22), matching career high at LSU.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2013-14)
Walk-on who played in seven games this season … Scored three pointer, hitting a three in the UAB game (12/21) … Recorded assists in the game with UNO (11/19) and McNeese State (12/28) … Played 15 total minute … Big help to the team in practice and scout team preparation for opponents during the season.
PRIOR TO LSU
Prepped at University Lab School on the LSU campus … Shooting guard for Coach Joe Spencer for four years at U-High and four-year letter winner in tennis for coach John Wahlborg … Earned two-time first team All-District honors in basketball and was a two-time All-Metro selection in tennis … In his senior year at U-High averaged 10.2 points per game, making 43 percent of his three-pointers and 94% of his free throws.
Born on Feb. 23, 1995 … Right Handed … Parents are John and Paula Shortess … Sister, Abby; Brother, Eli … Member of the National Honor Society at U-High … Likes to play golf and listen to music to relax … Favorite food is Red Beans and Rice and Favorite Celebrity is Will Ferrell … Favorite Professional Basketball Player is Chris Paul and Favorite NBA team the state’s New Orleans Pelicans … Graduated in Spring 2016 from the E. J. Ourso College of Business with a bachelor’s degree in management.
Top Career Performances
Points: 3, twice
Rebounds: 1 vs. Gardner-Webb (12/16/15)
Field Goals Made: 1, twice
3PT FG Game: 1, twice
Assists: 1, twice
Steals: 1, McNeese State (12/28/13)
Minutes Played: 6 vs. McNeese State (12/28/13)
Top Career Scoring Games
1. 3 vs. Charleston (12/22/14)
1. 3 vs. UAB (12/21/13)
3. 2 vs. American (12/22/15)