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Karim Shabazz
Karim Shabazz

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Far Rockaway, N.Y.

High School:
Woodmere Academy

Last College:
Florida State

Height / Weight:
7-2 / 230

Position:
Center

Birthdate:
11/02/1978


AT PROVIDENCE: Tallest player ever to play at Providence College...Hard working player who runs the floor well for a player of his size...Has outstanding timing and leaping ability which makes him a shot blocking force on the defensive end of the floor...Gives the Friars a dominant player on the boards...Has shown strong offensive skills with and without the ball.

1999-00: Made first career start at Providence College versus Arkansas; scored 18 points with nine rebounds and three blocks in 35 minutes of action...Recorded triple-double in win over Long Island (25 points (11-18 FG, 3-4 FT)/15 rebounds/10 blocks) with career-high five assists...First triple-double at PC since January 11, 1977...Recorded second consecutive double-double with 14 points/10 rebounds versus Massachusetts...Had career highs in minutes (41), free throws (6) and attempts (13) versus Massachusetts...Had a game-high 24 points (10-14 FG, 4-6 FT) with eight rebounds and five blocks versus Fordham...Held to nine points (4-7 FG, 1-4 FT) in 20 minutes due to foul trouble versus Georgetown...Picked up third double-double of the season (15 points/16 rebounds) versus Boston College; 16 rebounds is a career high 15 points (5-11 FG, 5-8 FT) and six rebounds versus Villanova..Led PC with 17 points (5-11 FG, 7-10 FT) at Connecticut; seven free throws was a career best...Picked up fourth double-double of the year - 14 points (7-15 FG) and 11 rebounds at West Virginia...Turned in his fifth game this season with double digit rebounds versus St. John's (13 boards)...Had 12 points and eight rebounds at Villanova...One of just four players at PC with 10 or more blocks in a game (Marvin Barnes - 3, James Hadnot, Bob Cooper) 54 blocks (in 21 games) most by a Friar since Ruben Garces had 54 (35 games) in 1996-97...2.57 blocks per game; fifth best single season average in PC history.

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY 1998-99: Started first five games of the season for the Seminoles before transferring...Averaged 31.0 minutes per game with 9.2 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocked shots.

1997-98: Saw action in 32 games, playing 16.2 minutes per contest as a freshman...Shot 55.5% (61-110) from the floor to average 5.1 points per game...Scored nine points with five rebounds and three blocks in first career game against Rice...Made first career start in Preseason NIT getting ten points, four rebounds and three blocks in upset win over Connecticut...Had first career double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds versus Florida Atlantic.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played his last two seasons of high school basketball at Woodmere Academy on Long Island...Led team to a 25-4 record and the conference championship as a senior...Averaged 24.4 points, 16.3 rebounds, 7.9 blocks and 5.7 assists on his way to IPPSAC MVP honors...As a junior was also IPPSAC MVP after averaging 26.7 points, 16.2 rebounds and 6.8 rejections...Played in the Coca-Cola All-America Game in Indianapolis following his senior year...Was chosen Most Valuable Player of the Game after scoring 27 points and 14 rebounds in that game...Also played three seasons at LaSalle Academy from 1992-95 where he was a teammate of former Friar, God Shammgod...

PROFILE
Name:  Karim I. Shabazz
Nickname:  Bazz
Birthdate:  November 2, 1978
Major:   Social Science
Family:  Son of Kihair Shabazz; has one brother, Qayyim (17) who plays basketball at C.W. Post.
Favorite Athlete/Team:  Kareem Abdul Jabbar and Hakeem Olajuwon
Relaxation:  Playing video games
Greatest Influence:  My mother, Kihair Shabazz and my godfather, Amir
After Providence:  Wants to play in the NBA 

OVERALL (INCLUDING FLORIDA STATE) YEAR G FG FGA PCT 3PT 3PA PCT FT FTA PCT REB PTS AVG A TO BL ST 1997-98 32 61 110 .555 0 0 .000 42 90 .467 120 164 5.1 9 43 37 13 1998-99 5 14 36 .389 0 0 .000 18 38 .474 80 46 9.2 1 14 15 2 1999-00 21 81 186 .435 0 0 .000 56 100 .560 172 218 10.4 31 76 54 16 TOTALS 58 156 332 .470 0 0 .000 116 228 .509 372 428 7.4 41 133 106 31

BIG EAST YEAR G FG FGA PCT 3PT 3PA PCT FT FTA PCT REB PTS AVG A TO BL ST 1999-00 16 47 125 .376 0 0 .000 36 65 .554 121 130 8.1 21 56 28 9

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