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Ray Shipman


6' 5"
Miramar, Fla.
212 lbs.
Monsignor Pace
1 Eloy Vargas

Exudes versatility as both a forward and a guard and is among the Gators’ most athletic players… Solid length and ability to defend the perimeter, a bulk of his points as a freshman came from turnovers and steals and his ability to play in transition… Named the 2008 Florida Dairy Farmers Player of the Year, “Mr. Basketball”… Also named the 2008 Gatorade Player of the Year, becoming the only player from Pace to reel in both honors… Played for the Florida Rams in AAU action… Comes from a basketball background as father, Ray, played basketball for Chipola Junior College, while mother, Rosalind, played ball in high school…AS A FRESHMAN IN 2008-09: Played in all 36 games… Averaged 11.0 points per game in 21.0 minutes per game during the exhibition season, shooting 7-of-9 (.778) from the charity stripe ... Led all freshmen with seven points in the season opener vs. Toledo ... Scored four points and pulled down four boards against Bradley ... Racked up a season-high four steals while contributing four points and an assist against Southern Utah... Scored four points and was perfect from the free-throw line vs. Syracuse ... Appeared in one minute of action vs. Washington ... Hit 2-of-3 from the field for four points, while recording three defensive boards in the in over UMKC ... Grabbed a career-high five rebounds and scored four points against FAMU ... Poured in six points and grabbed five boards at FSU ... Scored six points and dished out two assists in the win over FGCU ... Played 20 minutes and chipped in four points in the win over UCF in Jacksonville ... Scored eight points in the win at home vs. Georgia Southern ... Led all freshmen in scoring and minutes with a career-high nine points and 21 minutes in the win over Winthrop ... Pulled down four rebounds, scored two points and had a career-high three assists in the win over Stetson ... Pulled down an offensive rebound in the win vs. N.C. State ... Dropped in eight points and collected five rebounds in the win vs. Longwood ... Tallied six points on 3-of-3 shooting in eight minutes in the victory over Ole Miss ... Grabbed two offensive rebounds in the win against Arkansas ... Was a perfect 2-of-2 from the charity stripe and hit 1-of-1 from the field to contribute four points, an assist and a steal against South Carolina ... Chipped in two points and a steal in 11 minutes of play in the win at Vanderbilt ... Tallied six points and grabbed three rebounds in the victory against Georgia ... Scored four points, hitting a trey and sinking 1-of-2 from the charity stripe, while grabbing three rebounds on the road at Tennessee ... Chipped in two points in 10 minutes in the home win against South Carolina ... Tallied two points and two rebounds in 16 minutes of action at Kentucky ... Scored two points, hitting 2-of-2 from the charity stripe, on the road versus Georgia ... Notched three defensive rebounds in 10 minutes of play in the win over Alabama ... Tallied two points and a rebound in seven minutes in the home victory against Vanderbilt ... Tied his SEC high with six points on 2-of-2 shooting in 17 minutes against LSU in Baton Rouge ... Scored five points on a perfect 2-of-2 shooting in the home game against Tennessee ... Scored five points, grabbed two defensive boards and captured a steal against Mississippi State on the road in a career-high 24 minutes of play ... Scored four points and stole two UK balls in the win at home against Kentucky ... Rallied for four points, including 2-of-2 from the charity stripe, and an assist in UF’s winning efforts over Arkansas in the first round of the SEC tournament ... Saw seven minutes of action in the Gators’ second-round game in the league tournament against Auburn, grabbing two rebounds ... Tallied seven points and was a perfect 3-of-3 from the free-throw line in the NIT victory versus Jacksonville ... Pulled down three boards and scored two points in the win over Miami in the second round of the NIT... Scored six points and was perfect from the charity stripe in the NIT contest versus Penn State… PREP: Played prep ball at Monsignor Edward Pace in Miami under head coach Mark Lieberman… Guided both the 2006-07 and 2007-08 Spartans to the 4A State Championship and was named the MVP for both Championship games, posting 17 points and grabbing seven rebounds as the team captain in the 2008 title game.… Defeated the Lakeland Kathleen Red Devils 80-76 in March 2008 for the school’s fifth state championship in 12 years… Shipman averaged 26.5 points, six rebounds and three assists his senior season at Pace, primarily playing the role of shooting guard… Florida’s “Mr. Basketball” in 2008, also the Gatorade Player of the year… A three-time All-State selection… A three-time All-County Selection… Two-time Dade County Player of the Year… Enjoyed a short stint as a safety and wide receiver for the Pace football team his freshman year in 2005.


Ray Shipman's Career Statistics


Season GP-GS         MP     FGM-FGA    PCT. 3PT-ATT    PCT.       FT-FTA    PCT. REB  AVG.  A          TO        BS        ST        PF-DQ        TP     AV.

2008-09 36-0          474    51-104      .490 3-20  .150      32-44   .727   74 2.1    19    20          2          27        37-0     137            3.8

Totals 36-0   474 51-104 .490 3-20   .150 32-44       .727       74      2.1      19     20      2          27        37-0     137      3.8


Ray Shipman's SEC Statistics


Season GP-GS         MP     FGM-FGA    PCT. 3PT-ATT    PCT.       FT-FTA    PCT. REB  AVG.  A          TO        BS        ST        PF-DQ        TP     AV.

2008-09 16-0          185    18-32 .563 2-6  .333   10-14   .714 22      1.4       4      6        1          10        15-0     48        3.0

Totals 16-0   185  18-32  .563 2-6    .333 10-14       .714       22      1.4       4      6        1          10        15-0     48        3.0


Shipman Game Highs


Season 9, vs. Winthrop (12/28/08)

Career 9, vs. Winthrop (12/28/08)


Season 5, 3x, last vs. Longwood (1/6/09)

Career 5, 3x, last vs. Longwood (1/6/09)

Field Goals

Season 4, vs. Winthrop (12/28/08)

Career 4, vs. Winthrop (12/28/08)

Field Goal Attempts

Season 9, vs. Winthrop (12/28/08)

Career 9, vs. Winthrop (12/28/08)


Season 1, 3x, last vs. Tennessee (3/1/09)

Career 1, 3x, last vs. Tennessee (3/1/09)

3-Point FG Attempts

Season 3, vs. FGCU (12/10/08)

Career 3, vs. FGCU (12/10/08)

Free Throws

Season 4, vs. Longwood (1/6/09)

Career 4, vs. Longwood (1/6/09)

Free Throw Attempts

Season 6, vs. Longwood (1/6/09)

Career 6, vs. Longwood (1/6/09)


Season 3, vs. Stetson (12/30/08)

Career 3, vs. Stetson (12/30/08)


Season 4, vs. So. Utah (11/20/08)

Career 4, vs. So. Utah (11/20/08)

Blocked Shots

Season 1, 2x, last vs. Ole Miss (1/10/09)

Career 1, 2x, last vs. Ole Miss (1/10/09)

Minutes Played

Season 24, vs. Mississippi State (3/4/09)

Career 24, vs. Mississippi State (3/4/09)



Misc. Stats                              08-09  Career

Times led UF in scoring                        0          0

Times led UF in Rebs.               0          0

Times led UF in Assists             0          0

Double figure scoring               0          0

Double figure reb. games                    0          0

Double-Doubles                                   0          0

Dunks                                      6          6

Charges Drawn                                    3          3

First off the Bench                    2          2

Scored UF's First Pts.               0          0

Three Point Plays                                 3-4       3-4

Final Three Minutes from Line  6-6       6-6



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