John Shasky

From MavsWiki
Jump to: navigation, search
John Shasky
Johnspic.jpg
John Shasky
Position: Center
Height: 6'11"
Weight: 235
Nationality: American
Born: 6/22/68
Birthplace: Birmingham, MI
Draft: Round 2
Drafted By: Utah
College: University of Minnesota
NBA Career: 1988-1991
Mavs Tenure: 1990-1991


John Shasky (born July 31, 1964 in Birmingham, Michigan) was signed by the Dallas Mavericks as a free agent prior to the 1990-1991 season.

Shasky attended the University of Minnesota where he saw both his scoring and rebounding averages rise all four years he was there. He led the team in rebounding (6.8) and was second in scoring (13.6) his junior year.

As a senior co-captain of the Gophers, Shasky averaged 15.0 ppg and was named second team all-Big 10.

The Utah Jazz selected the 6'11 center in the third round of the 1986 NBA draft. When he failed to make the team out of training camp, Shasky went to France to play. The next season he spent in the CBA with Rapid City where he averaged 7.9 points and 5.5 rebounds over 33 contests.

1988-1989 saw Shasky get his first shot in the NBA as he was signed by the Miami Heat. Over 65 games that season he averaged 5.5 pg and 3.6 rpg, scoring his career high of 19 points on March 10, 1989 against Denver.

The next season, Shasky's NBA action was limited to 14 games. He signed with the Golden State Warriors on December 14, 1989 and was released just over two months later.

Shasky signed as a free agent during the next offseason with Dallas. He appeared in 57 games for the Mavs averaging 2.6 ppg and 2.4 rpg in just under nine minutes per contest.

His nomadic career continued after his stint with the Mavericks and Shasky had eleven different addresses over eleven seasons in professional basketball.

Today he is a successful banker living in Frankfort, Kentucky.