Bennie Shaw

Bennie Shaw

Event:
Men's Basketball: 1974-76

Hall of Fame:
Class of 2009

Bennie Shaw, who wore jersey #22, played under legendary head coach Torchy Clark during the 1974-75 and 1975-76 seasons, with team finishing 14-10 and 20-5, respectively.

During his final season when the team posted an impressive 20-5 mark, Shaw helped led the Knights to a perfect 10-0 mark in Sunshine State Conference play and a berth in the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional tournament.

During Shaw's tenure, UCF basketball had some impressive feats, including an astonishing 163 points scored in a game against Clearwater Christian in December 1975. A couple of weeks later, Shaw, himself, would hit a school-record 15 free throws in a 131-70 win over Medgar Evers.

On June 8, 1976, Shaw became the first UCF player selected in the NBA Draft, as a ninth round pick of the Milwaukee Bucks.

For his career, he totaled 1,238 points scored, which ranked in the top 10 all-time at UCF for many seasons. His 25.3 points per game average still places among the top marks all-time at UCF.

A prolific scorer, Shaw had three of the school's top 11 single-game scoring performances during his career, while leading the team in both of his seasons of play. He was recognized in 1974-75 as an honorable mention All-America selection by the Associated Press.

Shaw joins former head coach Torchy Clark (1998) and teammates, Bo Clark (1998), Jerry Prather (1999) and Calvin Lingelbach (2001) in the UCF Athletics Hall of Fame.

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