USATSPI: Louisville vs. Western Kentucky - 12/14/13
Powerful front line performer who has been a starter for the Cardinals for the past two seasons.
Second in rebounding last year (6.5 rpg, 12th in the BIG EAST), grabbing at least seven boards in 20
Named to the NCAA Final Four All-Tournament team, producing a double-double against Michigan in the national championship game with 15 points and 12 rebounds. He had 10 points and nine rebounds against Wichita State in the national semifinals.
Had eight points and eight rebounds vs. Duke in the 2013 Midwest Region championship game.
Produced his 10th career double-double with a career-best 30 points, 15 rebounds and two blocked shots at Notre Dame, connecting on 13-of-20 field goals.
His 59 dunks tied for the most ever in a single season at Louisville and his 109 career dunks rank fifth at UofL.
His thunderous dunk while jumping over a DePaul player after a steal was chosen as the 2012-13
Dunk of the Year through a season-ending Intersport program, which featured a series of voting throughout the season. He had 10 points and nine rebounds in the game.
Collected six or more rebounds in 51 of 79 career games, blocked a shot in 30 games, and has been a double figure scorer on 37 occasions (17 as a sophomore).
Totaled 16 points, nine rebounds and a career-high five assists at Connecticut, a week after spraining his ankle.
Produced 20 points, seven rebounds, five dunks, three assists, and three steals against Kentucky.
Had a career-high four steals with 10 points against Providence.
Scored 22 points at Memphis -- including 16 in the second half -- while hitting 7-of-12 shots from the field.
His career-high 18 rebounds against Samford, including nine off the offensive glass, were the most for a Cardinal in seven years. He added 12 points.
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. 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.
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.
Totaled a career-high 23 points, 11 rebounds and two steals vs. Rutgers while connecting on 11-of-12 FGs.
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).
Averaged 15.5 points and eight rebounds in a pair of exhibition wins on the Cardinals' foreign trip to the Bahamas.
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.
First name is pronounced SHANE.
Born Sept. 24, 1992 ... Son of Heaven Warren and Vincent Behanan ... Has four siblings (Cordero, Cameron, Calen, Ce'Arius) ... Major is communication.
Best moment of his athletic career to date was reaching the Final Four.
Enjoys hanging with family in his spare time.
Chose to attend UofL because "I want to put Louisville on the map baby!"
Personal goal at UofL is to win another championship.
Feels Will Smith would be the best actor to play him in a movie.
Best basketball advice given to him was to "play for the name on the front of the jersey, not the back."
His entire family had had the greatest influence on his athletic career.
When he played basketball as a kid, he pretended he was Michael Jordan.
If you walked into his dorm room, the first thing you would notice is his shoes.
Best thing about being a Cardinal is "being a part of something great."
What impresses him the most about Coach Pitino: how he approaches the game and practice every day and his desire to win.