2017-18 Media Guide Bio
UNLV CAREER: Juiston is in his first season in the Runnin' Rebel program in 2017-18.
JUNIOR COLLEGE: Attended Hutchinson Community College in Hutchinson, Kan., from 2015-17 ... Earned NABC Junior College Player of the Year honors in 2017 ... Led the school to the junior college national championship (NJCAA Division I) ... The NJCAA All-American averaged a double-double, scoring 17.3 points and grabbing 12.1 rebounds per game, while shooting 60.9 percent from the field as a sophomore ... He also averaged 3.9 assists, 15 steals and 1.8 blocked shots per game ... He had 24 double-doubles on the year and one triple-double ... He was named MVP of the NJCAA Tournament, recording highs of 88 points and 56 rebounds during tournament play ... Ranked as the No. 1 junior college prospect in the country ... He is the school's record holder in career rebounds ... He also ranks fifth on the school chart in blocks with 117 and 14th in points with 1,042 ... Was named MVP of the Kansas Jayhawks Community College Conference ... Coached by Steve Eck.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2015 graduate of Eastside High School in Patterson, N.J. ... Named the North Jersey Player of the Year ... Earned three varsity letters ... Coached by Juan Groiles ... Team won the state championship his senior year, while it won the county and sectional championships the other years.
PERSONAL: Shakur Juison was born March 31, 1996, in Newark, N.J. ... Majoring in sociology ... Son of Therithea Juiston ... Has two brothers and one sister ... Enjoys playing video games and pool ... Lists his career ambition as to coach basketball ... Credits his family as his biggest influence because they always push him to work harder.