Hutchinson CC Sports Information
Former Hutchinson Community College men's basketball National Player of the Year Shakur Juiston has decided to transfer to the University of Oregon to close out his collegiate career.
Juiston, who anchored the Blue Dragon men's basketball team's 2016 national runner-up and 2017 national championship teams, has one year of eligibility remaining after receiving a medical redshirt for a fifth season after missing most of the 2018-19 season at UNLV because of a knee injury.
Originally signing with UNLV after Hutchinson, Juiston decided to transfer after a coaching change was made with the Runnin' Rebels after last season.
Coming off the Blue Dragon bench in his freshman season, Juiston was a force as a starter in 2017.
In addition to leading the Blue Dragons to the 2017 national championship, the 6-foot-7 forward from Newark., New Jersey, was the second Blue Dragon ever to be named NJCAA and NABC National Player of the Year.
Juiston was also a first-team NJCAA and NABC All-American as well as the Jayhawk Conference Player of the Year and Region VI Player of the Year.
Juiston was also named the NJCAA Tournament Most Valuable Player after leading the Blue Dragons to their third national championship on March 25, 2017 after an 84-58 national championship game victory over Eastern Florida State at the Sports Arena. He had four double-doubles in the NJCAA Tournament. He had tournament highs of 88 points, 56 rebounds and averaged 5.0 assists and 2.5 steals per game over four games.
For the 2016-17 season, Juiston averaged a double-double for the season at 17.3 points and 12.1 rebounds per game in his sophomore season. Juiston shot 60.9 percent from the field and averaged 3.9 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.8 blocked shots per game.
Juiston had 26 double-doubles and one triple-double.
Juiston is still Hutchinson's career rebounding leader with 739 rebounds, No. 5 in career blocked shots with 119 and No. 16 in career scoring with 1,042 points.
During his first season at UNLV in 2017-18, Juiston was among the nation's leaders in rebounds, averaging 14.6 points and 10.0 rebounds per game.