Missouri basketball adds transfer from Hawaii

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 | 4:11 p.m. CDT; updated 11:15 a.m. CDT, Wednesday, October 15, 2014

COLUMBIA — Missouri basketball announced the addition of Keith Shamburger, a former point guard at Hawaii, to the roster Tuesday.

Shamburger plans to enroll in graduate school this fall and will be able to play immediately for the Tigers, according to the news release.

Shamburger played for San Jose State from 2010 to 2012. Shamburger averaged 13.1 points and 5.2 assists per game his sophomore year at San Jose State. He made it into the school's Top 10 in assists (235) and three-point field goals made (108) during two years with the program, according to the release.

With Hawaii, he averaged 9.3 points per game and racked up 166 assists last season after sitting out a year.

"He gives us some poise and experience in the backcourt and has been one of the top assist guys on his team each of his three years at the college level," head coach Kim Anderson said in the release. "He led the Big West in assists last year and will help give us depth, along with Wes Clark, at that position. Obviously we needed some depth at the point and now with Wes (Clark) and Keith (Shamburger), we feel like we have two talented guys at that all-important spot, and they could even be on the floor at the same time."

Shamburger also had offers from Auburn, Tennessee and Maryland.

"I'm coming here to do whatever Coach Anderson needs from me," Shamburger said in the release. "I feel like I have some experience, some maturity, and I want to be a guy that can help these young guys out in the backcourt. I want to do whatever I can to help us win."

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