Powerful front line performer who was a starter for the Cardinals as a freshman.
First name is pronounced SHANE.
A BIG EAST All-Rookie selection, he was one of four freshmen that ranked among the top ten freshmen scorers and top five freshmen rebounders in the league (others: St. John's Moe Harkless, Providence's LaDontae Henton, UConn's Andre Drummond). Behanan's 7.5 rebounding average was fourth among league freshmen while his 9.5 scoring average was 10th.
Named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2012 NCAA West Regional. After producing 15 points and nine rebounds against Michigan State in the regional semifinals, he totaled 17 points, seven rebounds and two blocks against Florida in the regional championship. He scored nine of his points against Florida during a decisive 18-3 closing run when the Cardinals overcame an 11-point deficit.
Reminds UofL Coach Rick Pitino of Charles Barkley with his size and skills.
Produced his seventh double-double of the season with 14 points and 11 rebounds against Davidson in the NCAA Championship Second Round.
Collected six or more rebounds in 30 of 40 games (7.5 average, 11th in the BIG EAST), blocked a shot in 18 games, and was a double figure scorer on 21 occasions.
UofL was 15-6 when Behanan scored in double figures.
Totaled a career-high 23 points, 11 rebounds and two steals against Rutgers while connecting on 11-of-12 field goals.
Had 14 points, 10 rebounds and two steals against Vanderbilt, scoring 12 of his points in the final eight minutes of the game and overtime after the Cardinals had fallen behind by nine points.
Blasted onto the collegiate scene with double-doubles in his first two games (14 pts., 12 reb. vs. UT Martin, 10 pts., 13 reb. vs. Lamar). He is the first known UofL freshman to produce double-doubles in his first two career games.
Behanan's 14 points vs. UT Martin is tied for the sixth most ever at U of L in a freshman career debut and his 12 rebounds were the most in a freshman debut in 36 years (since Larry Williams grabbed 14 boards in the `75-76 opener).
He and teammate Gorgui Dieng are the first pair of Louisville teammates to each block a shot in the first eight games of a season since Pervis Ellison and Billy Thompson both had stuffs in the first 13 games in 1985-86.
Averaged 15.5 points and 8 rebounds in a pair of exhibition wins on the Cardinals' foreign trip to the Bahamas in August.
Wore number 24 as a freshman.
Averaged 23.3 points, 14.4 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 2.2 blocked shots as a senior last season for Bowling Green, which finished as the Fourth Region runner-up for the second straight season with a 25-8 record.
2011 McDonald's All-America selection and a Parade Magazine second team All-American.
A first-team all-state selection as a junior and senior, Behanan was ranked No. 27 nationally in the ESPN 100, 21st by Rivals.com, 23rd by Scout.com, and No. 16 by USA Today recruiting analyst Rob Harrington.
Scored 11 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in the 2011 Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic all-star game played in Louisville's KFC Yum! Center.
Produced three triple-doubles and 26 double-doubles in 33 games as a senior. He scored 1,547 points in two seasons at Bowling Green.
Averaged 21.2 points, 12.3 rebounds, 4.5 assists, and 2.8 blocks per game as a junior at Bowling Green, a season in which he recorded nine triple-doubles and dished out 14 assists in one contest. The Purples fell to Warren Central in double overtime, 63-58, in the 2010 Fourth Region title game.
Transferred after his sophomore season from Cincinnati Aiken, where he garnered honorable mention All-Southwest District (Division I) and first-team All-Cincinnati Metro Athletic Conference accolades after averaging 20 points per game.
As a freshman, he earned third-team All-Southwest District and first-team All-Cincinnati Metro Athletic Conference honors after averaging 20.2 points and 12.0 rebounds per game during Aiken's 15-6 season. Behanan was also a first-team All-Area pick by the Cincinnati Enquirer.
In his first game as a freshman at Aiken, he didn't play the first quarter, then entered the game and finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds against Taft.
Named MVP of the 2010 National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) Top 100 Camp when he led all players with 100 points (in seven games) during the prestigious event, while his scoring average of 14.3 tied for third.
Also considered Cincinnati, Kentucky, Ohio State, West Virginia and Western Kentucky before choosing to attend Louisville.
Born Sept. 24, 1992 ... Son of Heaven Warren and Vincent Behanan ... Has four siblings (Cordero, Cameron, Calen, Ce'Arius) ... Major is undecided.
Personal goal at UofL is to win a championship.
Best moment of his athletic career to date was reaching the Final Four.
Enjoys texting, eating, shopping and sleeping in his spare time.
Chose to attend UofL because "I want to put Louisville on the map baby!"
Best basketball advice given to him was to approach every game and practice like it is the last.
Few people know that he doesn't eat all of his vegetables.
Most proud of his teammates.
His entire family had had the greatest influence on his athletic career.
When he played basketball as a kid, he pretended he was Kobe Bryant or Michael Jordan.
If you walked into his dorm room, the first thing you would notice is his shoes and junk.
Best thing about being a Cardinal is the fans.
What impresses him the most about Coach Pitino: how he approaches the game and practice every day.