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    John Shurna
    John Shurna

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Glen Ellyn, Ill.

    High School:
    Glenbard West

    Height / Weight:
    6-9 / 215

    Position:
    F



    03/30/2012

    Shurna Claims 3-Point Title at State Farm Championships

    Hits final seven shots to win men's crown by one point

    03/26/2012

    Shurna Selected AP Honorable Mention All-American

    Forward completed career as Northwestern's all-time leading scorer

    03/20/2012

    Shurna to Compete in Hampton Hotels Men's 3-Point Contest

    Shootout takes place Thursday, March 29 and airs on ESPN

    03/16/2012

    Northwestern's Season Ends With 76-55 Loss at Washington

    Shurna scores team-high 24 points in his final collegiate game

    03/15/2012

    Wildcats Return to State of Washington for NIT Second Round

    NU seeks second straight appearance in quarterfinals

    02/14/2012

    Indiana Preview

    03/13/2012

    Northwestern 76, Akron 74 - AP Photos

    NU moves on to the National Invitation Tournament's second round

    03/08/2012

    AP Photos: Northwestern vs. Minnesota

    AP Photos: Northwestern vs. Minnesota

    02/22/2012

    AP Photos: Northwestern vs. Michigan

    AP Photos: Northwestern vs. Michigan

    02/22/2012

    Northwestern vs Michigan - 2/21/12

    Northwestern vs Michigan - 2/21/12

    02/18/2012

    AP Photos: Northwestern vs. Minnesota

    AP Photos: Northwestern vs. Minnesota

    Get to Know John Shurna

    NORTHWESTERN CAREER RANKS
    • 1st, scoring (2,038 points)
    • 1st, games played (130)
    • 1st, blocked shots (136)

    • 2nd, games started (128)
    • 2nd, field goals (704)
    • 2nd, minutes played (4,132)

    • 3rd, 3-point field goals (274)
    • 6th, free throws (356)
    • 7th, assists (295)
    • 8th, scoring average (15.7 ppg)

    • 8th, 3-point field goal percentage (.401)

    2011-12: Associated Press honorable mention All-American, Northwestern's first since 1999 (Evan Eschmeyer, second team) ... Consensus first-team All-Big Ten selection, Northwestern's first since 2004 (Jitim Young) ... All-District selection of both the NABC and USBWA ... Averaged 20.0 points per game in conference play to become Northwestern's first Big Ten scoring champion since 1951 (Ray Ragelis) ... Scored a game-high 15 points in a season-opening win over UTPA (11/13) with five rebounds, two assists, two steals and a blocked shot ... Named to the Charleston Classic all-tournament team ... Matched a Carmody-era record with a career-best 37 points, including hitting 13 of 14 free throw attempts, to go along with seven rebounds and four assists in a comeback win over LSU (11/17) ... Posted 19 points and a team-high seven rebounds in a victory over Seton Hall (11/20) in the championship game of the Charleston Classic ... Scored a game-high 20 points to go along with six rebounds in a victory over Stony Brook (11/25) ... Tallied a game-high 25 points along with eight rebounds, three blocked shots and three steals in a win over Georgia Tech in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge ... Recorded a solid all-around game with 20 points, six rebounds, five assists, three blocked shots and two steals vs. Texas Southern (12/15) ... Tied a school record and finished one shy of a Big Ten record with nine 3-pointers while scoring 32 points and dishing out five assists in a victory over Eastern Illinois (12/18) ... Posted an all-around performance with 18 points and season highs of nine rebounds and six assists at No. 23/21 Creighton (12/22) ... Scored 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds in a home win over Penn State (1/1) ... Tallied 17 first-half points and a game-high 20 overall to go along with seven rebounds and four blocked shots vs. Illinois (1/4) ... Recorded a game-high 21 points to go along with six rebounds while tying a career high with 45 mintues played at No. 13 Michigan (1/11) ... Posted a game-high 22 points, making 10 of 11 free throws, to go along with five rebounds and five assists in a victory over No. 6 Michigan State (1/14) ... Scored a game-high 21 points at Minnesota (1/22) ... Made 9 of 13 field goal attempts in scoring a game-high 28 points in a win over Nebraska (2/2) ... Shot 11 of 15 from the field and scored 24 points, including 17 in the second half, in a road win at Illinois (2/5) ... Named Big Ten Co-Player of the Week Feb. 6 for the fifth time in has career based on his efforts in the wins over Nebraska and Illinois ... Scored 17 points, grabbed four rebounds and tied a career high with four steals in a win over Iowa (2/9) ... Tallied 30 points, including 21 over last eight minutes of play, to go along with seven rebounds and four assists at Purdue (2/12) ... Posted a game-high 29 points at No. 18 Indiana (2/15) ... Became Northwestern's all-time leading scorer by posting 18 points in a victory over Minnesota to go along with five assists, three steals and a career-high five blocked shots ... Swatted five shots, handed out six assists and scored a game-high 23 points, including two free throws with 2.6 seconds remaining, to give the Wildcats a one-point win at Penn State (2/25) ... Became the 27th player in Big Ten history to score 2,000 career points, posting 23 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists while becoming the school's all-time leader in blocked shots in an NIT win over Akron (3/13) ... Scored 24 points in final collegiate game, hitting five 3-pointers, at Washington in the second round of the NIT (3/16) ... Sporting News Preseason Second-Team All-American ... Athlon Sports Preseason Third-Team All-American ... Named to watch lists for Naismith Award and John R. Wooden Award.

    2010-11: Named to Wooden Award Midseason Top 30 ... Selected to preseason watch list for Naismith Award ... Tied a career high with 31 points with seven 3-pointers in season-opener at Northern Illinois (11/12), including 22 points in the first 10 minutes of the second half ... Named Big Ten Player of the Week Nov. 14 and again Dec. 20 (4 in career) ... Scored 20 points in a victory at UTPA (11/17) ... Posted a team-high 17 points, all in the first half, in a home-opening win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff (11/19) ... Recorded team highs of 23 points, six rebounds and four assists vs. Creighton (11/28) ... Shot 7-for-8 from the field, including making all four 3-point attempts, en route to scoring 21 points in a win over Georgia Tech (11/30) ... Connected on 10 of 11 field goal attempts, scoring 26 points with seven rebounds and a career-high seven assists in a victory against Long Island (12/13) ...Joined 1,000 point club in a win over American (12/16), scoring 28 points to go along wtih three blocked shots and three steals ... Named to all-tournament team at Holiday Festival at Madison Square Garden ... Scored a game-high 26 points and tied a career high with four steals in a victory over St. Francis (N.Y.) (12/20) ... Tallied 28 points, all in the first 28 minutes of the game, at St. John's (12/21) ... Became the first Northwestern player since Vedran Vukusic during the 2005-06 season to score at least 20 points in six consecutive games (11/28-12/21) ... Finished just shy of a triple-double, recording 13 points, eight rebounds and a career-high eight assists in just 24 minutes of action vs. Mount St. Mary's (12/23) ... Notched 24 points in a victory over Indiana (1/9) ... Scored 16 points with five assists, four rebounds and three steals in a victory at Iowa (1/12) ... Went off for 22 of his game-high 24 points in the first half of a win over Michigan (1/18) ... Posted 16 points and a team-high eight rebounds at No. 16 Minnesota (1/26) ... Missed contest vs. No. 1 Ohio State (1/29) due to suffering a concussion at Minnesota the previous game ... Knocked down four 3-pointers and scored 15 points in a win over Iowa (2/17) ... Posted 19 points and five rebounds in a victory at Indiana (2/19) ... Scored a game-high 23 points in an overtime loss to No. 1 Ohio State in the quarterfinal round of the Big Ten tournament (3/11) ... Hit five 3-pointers and recorded game highs of 25 points and eight rebounds in a win over Milwaukee in the first round of the NIT (3/16) ... Tallied 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds in an NIT second-round win at Boston College (3/19).

    2009-10: Started all 34 games ... Consensus second-team All-Big Ten selection ... Named most improved player in the nation by Sporting News ... Established Northwestern single-season records for points (619) and field goals (217) ... Led the Big Ten 2.9 with 3-point field goals per game, while ranking second in scoring (20.1) in conference play ... Finished just shy of a double-double with 14 points and 9 rebounds vs. No. 11 Butler (11/18) ... Scored 25 points and had 8 rebounds and 4 assists in a win over No. 23 Notre Dame (11/27) ... Named Most Outstanding Player of Chicago Invitational Challenge ... Posted 29 points on 12-of-16 shooting in a win over Central Connecticut State (12/22) ... Tallied 27 points, including hitting four 3-pointers, and 7 rebounds at Illinois (12/30) ... Scored with 29 points vs. No. 11 Michigan State (1/2) ... Twice named Big Ten Player of the Week, Nov. 30 and again Jan. 4 ... Posted first career double-double vs. Texas-Pan American, recording 21 points and career-high 13 rebounds ... Scored 19 points, including 14 in the second half, in a victory over Illinois (1/23) ... Established a career high with 31 points, including hitting six 3-pointers, at No. 5 Michigan State (1/30) ... Dished out a career-best 6 assists to go along with 16 points in a win over Indiana (2/7) ... Scored game-high 22 points and tied a career high with six 3-pointers in a win over Minnesota (2/14) ... Posted a game-high 26 points at No. 14 Wisconsin (2/21) ... Shot 10-for-14 from the field and scored 29 points against Iowa (2/25) ... Matched a career high with 31 points to go along with 12 rebounds while playing all 45 minutes at Indiana (3/6).

    2008-09: Started all 31 games as a true freshman ... Led the team with a .466 field goal percentage ... Second on the squad with 18 blocked shots ... Scored 17 points, hitting 6-of-7 field goal attempts, while grabbing nine rebounds and blocking three shots in a win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (11/19) ... Scored 10 points and hauled in a game-high seven rebounds against UC Riverside (12/1) ... Posted a career-high 20 points and a team-high eight rebounds in a win over UMKC (12/15) ... Tallied a team-high 16 points in first Big Ten game at Penn State (12/31) ... Posted 18 points, including four 3-pointers in the first three minutes of the second half, in a win over Chicago State (2/4) ... Notched 17 points and eight rebounds vs. Michigan (2/15) ... Knocked down a game-winning 3-pointer with 3.3 seconds remaining in a victory over Ohio State (2/18).

    High School: Named 4A second-team all-state by Associated Press and first-team 3A/4A all-state by Illinois Basketball Coaches Association as a senior ... Set school records with averages of 22.9 points, 12.1 rebounds and 3.2 blocks per game senior year ... Won 4A slam dunk title at the state tournament ... Earned all-state special mention honors from the Chicago Tribune after averaging 19.6 points and 10.3 rebounds per game as a junior ... Two-time Daily Herald all-area pick ... Twice named Player of the Year by Glen Ellyn News ... Three-time All-West Suburban Conference selection ... Helped guide the Hilltoppers to their first Class AA sectional championship title since 1938 junior year with 31 points, 16 rebounds and 6 blocked shots in a win over East Aurora ... Also competed in volleyball, earning special mention all-area honors from the Daily Herald.

    Personal: Born John William Shurna ... Son of Tony and Suzy Shurna ... Chose Northwestern over Washington State, Loyola, Green Bay, Davidson and Penn ... Double major in sociology and learning and organizational change.

    Season GP/GS Min. FG% 3PT% FT% RPG Ast Blk Stl PPG
    2008-09 31/31 18.5 .466 .347 .745 3.0 32 18 14 7.3
    2009-10 34/34 36.4 .459 .355 .775 6.4 88 32 28 18.2
    2010-11 32/30 34.0 .481 .434 .707 4.9 83 31 36 16.6
    2011-12 33/33 37.3 .463 .440 .753 5.4 92 55 41 20.0
    Career 130/128 31.8 .467 .401 .745 5.0 295
    136
    119 15.7