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Shane Harris-Tunks
Player Profile:
Shane Harris-Tunks 684342
Position: Forward/Center
Height: 6'11"
Weight: 250
Year: Sophomore
City/State: Liverpool, NSW, Australia
High School: Australian Institute of Sport
Experience: 1 Letter

2012-2013 (redshirt-junior): Played in 96 career games ranking No. 38th all-time on the all-time list • Started five times • 27 career blocks • One of CU’s top reserves that helped the Buffaloes to their second consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance, a school-first in back-to-back years since 1961-62 & 1962-63 (50 years) • Played 32 of 33 games during his redshirt-junior season • Averaged 8.7 minutes, 1.3 points, 1.6 rebounds per game • Scored seven points in 13 minutes in home win over Colorado State (Dec. 5) • Season-best four rebounds, three times, all CU victories (vs. Baylor, Nov. 16; USC, Jan. 10; Oregon State, Mar. 13) • Shot 50 percent or better in eight games.

2011-2012 (redshirt-sophomore): Played in all 36 games with one start (Wichita State, Nov. 17) • Averaged 2.7 points and 2.2 rebounds per game • Second on the team in blocked shots (10) • Shot 47.5 percent from the field (38-of-80), also had 19 assists • Scored a career-best eight points, twice (Western Michigan, Nov. 20; Wichita State, Nov. 17) • Also grabbed a personal-best eight rebounds and 25 minutes against Western Michigan • Hauled down five or more rebounds in a game, five times • Played a Pac-12 Conference high 17 minutes in home win over Oregon State (Feb. 2) • Made over 50 percent of his shots in 17 games • Helped CU defeat Washington (Jan. 5) with two blocked shots and two steals in home victory over Oregon (Feb. 4) with six points (4-of-4 at free throw line) • One of the team’s key reserves that assisted CU to earn its first NCAA Tournament berth since the 2002-03 season (nine years) and only the third NCAA Tournament appearance since 1968-69 (43 years) • Member of the Pac-12 Conference Tournament Championship team and the automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament winning four games in four days at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

2010-2011 (sophomore): Missed the entire basketball season after tearing anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his left knee (October 2010) • Received a medical-redshirt • Will be a junior in the classroom during the 2011-12 season, a redshirt-sophomore on the basketball court • Added 25 pounds of muscle to his 6-foot-11 frame during the 2010 spring/summer.

2009-2010 (freshman): Played 28 games with three starts • Led team in blocked shots (14) and was eighth among all Big 12 Conference freshman blocks • Averaged 1.8 points, 1.6 rebounds and 11.7 minutes per game as a freshman in 2009-10 • Fifth CU freshman to lead team in blocked shots (David Harrison, Stephane Pelle, Carlton Carter, Matt Bullard) • Shot 22-for-36 from field (61.1 percent) • Started at Texas (Jan. 9); Baylor (Jan. 12); Kansas State (Jan. 16) • Against the Bears, season-best 23 minutes with two steals • Played 23 minutes in home win over Oklahoma (Feb. 17) with a conference-best five rebounds • Led team with seven rebounds, two blocks in win over Chaminade (Nov. 25) • Played 11 minutes against Arizona (Nov. 24) at the EA Sports/Maui Invitational with three points, two rebounds, one steal, one block • Tallied a season-high six points against Chaminade and at Missouri (Feb. 24) • Block shot leader seven times; steals four times and rebounding once.

Australia: Member of Team Australia that placed fourth at the 2009 FIBA U19 World Championship and played in eight games averaging 2.5 ppg. • 2009 U/20s National Championships - 2nd Place (New South Wales) • 2008 U/20s National Championships - 2nd Place (NSW) • Represented Australian U/19 at the Albert-Schweitzer Tournament in Germany and a third place finish • Also named captain • William Jones Cup Taipei - Bronze Medal • Emus Italy Tour • 2007 U/18s National Championships • adidas Nations Camp • 2006 U/18s National Championships - 3rd Place (NSW) • 2005 U/16s National Championships • Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) scholarship recipient. 

Academics: Graduated in August 2013 with a degree in Advertising in the College of Journalism • Will forego final year of eligibility • 2012-13 Pac-12 Conference Academic second team and 2011-12 Pac-12 Academic honorable mention • Two-time NABC (National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court) selection (2012-13 and 2011-12) • Two-time Dean’s List recipient • Three-time Athletic Directors Honor Roll • Two-time Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll • Recipient of the Fall 2012 Creative Concepts Art Show for Best Guerilla Advertising Piece • 2011-12 Shoulder-To-Shoulder Award recipient (recognizing an underclassman that demonstrates on a consistent basis a strong work ethic, performance in the classroom and has a positive impact on the academic culture of the program).

: Born May 27, 1990 in Sydney, Australia • Son of Michael Tunks and Jan Harris • Youngest of three children, sister, Kaley; brother, David • Graduated from Lake Ginninderra College in Canberra (Dec. 2008), a senior secondary college catering to students in their final two years of schooling.

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