2015-16 (Sophomore): Appeared in 31 games and started 24 games at center ... Averaged 5.5 ppg and 3.3 rpg in just over 15.0 mpg ... Put together six double-figure scoring games, including a career-high 16 in road win at Idaho State (Jan. 9) ... Went 7-for-9 from the field against the Bengals ... Finished second-straight season with 27 blocks and had a season-high three blocks on two different occasions ... Scored 11 points and pulled down a season-high nine rebounds in Big Sky semifinal loss to Weber State (Mar. 11) ... Earned second letter.
2014-15 (Redshirt Freshman): Made UND debut at Marquette (Dec. 22) after sitting out fall semester due to NCAA transfer rules ... Appeared in 19 games and started 13 after becoming eligible ... Averaged 6.8 ppg and 3.8 rpg in 17 Big Sky games ... Led team with 27 blocked shots, including a season-high, four-swat effort vs. Weber State (Jan. 29) ... Finished that game with 11 points and eight rebounds ... Scored 12 points on 4-of-7 shooting from the floor in Big Sky debut at Montana State (Jan. 1) ... Finished league play with six double-figure scoring games, including a trio of season-high, 14-point efforts ... Registered first career double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds in overtime win at Southern Utah (Feb. 5) ... Earned first letter.
Before UND: Redshirted during the 2013-14 season ... Signed with Utah State out of Prior Lake High School and spent one semester with the Aggies before transferring to North Dakota for the spring semester ... Has to sit out the fall semester of the 2014-15 season due to NCAA transfer rules ... Will be eligible beginning with the Dec. 21 game at Marquette.
Prep Career: Four-year letterwinner at Prior Lake (Minn.) High School... A two-time all-conference selection... Helped the Lakers improve on their record in each season, capped off by a 20-8 mark as a senior, PLHS's best record in 10 years... Averaged 12 points, eight rebounds and four blocks per game as a senior... Ranked as the third-ranked prospect in the state of Minnesota... Posted 12 points, eight rebounds and three blocked shots per game as a junior in helping the Lakers to the Minnesota Section 2AAAA semi-finals... Was ranked the 77th-best center in the nation by ESPN.com following his junior season.
Personal: Son of Michael and Amy Shanks ... Father, Michael Shanks, played basketball at Northern State while his uncle, Brian Shanks, played basketball as South Dakota State... Majoring in communication.
Shanks' Career Statistics
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