THIS SEASON: Dwayne Shackleford, a 5-foot-10, 185-pound senior is a quick point guard and a long-range marksman. He is able to play the one or the two-guard positions and figures to be a key component to the Trojans this season.
2004-2005: The junior college transfer from Allegany College (Md.) had an injury-marred first season with the Trojans. Suffered a lateral meniscus tear in his knee on the first day of practice for the team and had arthroscopic surgery on Oct. 18. Got back in time for the Trojans' opener on Nov. 11 vs. UC Irvine and scored what would be a season-best 12 points on three of six shooting from beyond the arc. Then missed 13 midseason games due to the same knee problem. Also had three three-pointers and scored 11 points on Feb. 17 at Stanford. Reached double-digits in scoring in two other games, Feb. 12 vs. Arizona State (10) and March 3 vs. Oregon (11). Dished out a season-best seven assists in the Feb. 19 game at California, an 89-70 win. His .778 free throw percentage (14 of 18) was tops on the team among players with at least 10 attempts and earned him the Joe Barbato Award as the team's best from the foul line. Was 4-for-4 from the charity stripe on Feb. 12 vs. Arizona State and was 5-for-6 from the line on March 3 vs. Oregon.
2003-04: Averaged 21.4 points for Allegany College in Cumberland, Md., as a sophomore in 2004, earning NJCAA Division I All-American, All-Region XX Division I and All-Maryland JUCO first team honors. He led the Trojans, ranked among the top schools in the country, to their 17th Region XX championship and the Maryland JUCO regular-season title last year. Shackleford, listed among the top 40 players in the country (including prep seniors) by Basketball Times, made a school record 114 three-pointers in 2004 and had 61 steals and 171 assists. He scored a season-high 40 points against Lon Morris in the NJCAA Division I National Tournament and made a season-high 10 three-pointers against College of Southern Maryland earlier in the season.
2002-03: As a freshman reserve in 2003, Shackleford averaged 11.9 points with 43 steals and 117 assists in 26 games. He shot a team-best 37.5 percent from three-point range and scored at least 20 points four times, including a season-best 27.
HIGH SCHOOL: Shackleford prepped at Anacostia High in Washington D.C., earning Washington Post and All-DCIAA Conference first team and USA Today All-American honorable mention honors as a senior, averaging 26 points, including a Washington D.C. area best 79 three-pointers.
PERSONAL: Shackleford was born on Aug. 24, 1981. Nicknamed "Baby Shaq." Is a sociology major at USC. Likes playing cards and Play Station in his spare time. His favorite television show is "Martin," his favorite movie is "Love and Basketball" and his favorite recording artist is Jay-Z. Lists Michael Jordan as his biggest sports hero.