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NMSU basketball adds Shunn Buchanan to roster

The NM State men's basketball roster begins to take shape as head coach Chris Jans announced the signing of Shunn Buchanan for the upcoming 2017-18 season on Monday.

"Shunn is a complete point guard," said Jans. "He makes plays for his teammates while quarterbacking the team and scores the ball when needed. Shunn's ability to get into the paint with his ball skills, quickness and determination is a valuable asset. He is a wonderful kid with three years of eligibility remaining and a very bright future."

The 6-0 guard comes from Northeast Mississippi Community College where he played alongside his brother, Leroy.

Buchanan helped lead his team to the National Junior College Athletic Association Region 23 championship game.

He averaged 12.7 points, 5.3 assists and 3.1 boards alongside his 47.5-percent shooting percentage and led NEMCC to a 21-8 overall record last season.

Buchanan boosted his scoring average to 13.9 points during conference play for the Tigers and shot 54.3-percent from the floor and also shot 37-percent from beyond the arc last season.

Buchanan averaged 19.7 points in the month of February and led his team to a 9-3 record in MACJC play.

He then went on to score 26 of the team's 87 points in the NJCAA Region 23 Tournament semifinals and followed that up with 17 points in the championship game.


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