Tarleton State University lands star basketball player Shamir Bogues

Nicholas Ratcliff

Multimedia Journalist

The Tarleton State Texans have recruited Shamir Bogues from Killeen, Texas to join the men’s basketball team next season. Standing over 6-foot-4, Bogues will be a valuable addition to the team as one of their shooting guards.

Bogues started playing basketball when he was only 4-years-old and by the time he was a senior at Killeen Ellison high school he was averaging 16 points a game.

While looking at Universities to play for Bogues stated, “I decided to go to Tarleton because I felt like it’s the right school for me. They have great coaches, teammates and campus. Also, it is really close to home so my family and friends can come watch me play at any time.”

He is also excited to meet his new teammates saying, “The only person that I have seen play is Caleb Golden. He is a really good player and a great guy and to everyone else I am really excited to meet you guys!”

Bogues will be a valuable asset to the Texans and is known not only for his skills on the court but also for his team spirit and love of the game.

“One of my unique skills is that I bring is my energy on the floor, I am always yelling or screaming when anything happens,” Bogues said.

Shamir has spent most of his life being inspired by great NBA layers such as Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Jimmy Butler, and Patrick Beverly because of their leadership and ability to play tough,  and believes in Kevin Durant’s motto “Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.”

You can tell Shamir really lives by this motto because when he was asked about the transition from high school to college, he had this to say.

“Transitioning from high school to a D1 collegiate team is going to be very challenging. There will be guys that are a lot stronger and faster than me and I have to accept that, but I can do it and I am ready for the challenge…I try to be the best at everything that I do so that drives me also I am trying to get to the NBA,”  Bogues said.

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