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Xavier Bishop
Player Profile:
Xavier Bishop 2784143
Position: Guard
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 150
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Springfield, Ill.
High School: Lanphier

2016-17: Played in all 35 games (seven starts) as a true freshman … Averaged 5.9 points, 2.1 assists and 1.5 rebounds per contest … Finished second on the team with 72 assists … Dished out three or more assists in 11 contests, including a career-high nine vs. Ottawa (1/31) … Scored in double figures six times, including a career-high 17 points vs. Arkansas Monticello (11/25) … Shot 39 percent (65-for-167) from the field, 30 percent (21-for-70) from 3-point range and 74 percent (57-for-77) from the foul line … Grabbed a career-best five rebounds at Seattle U (1/12) and vs. Omaha (12/15) … Finished a perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line at Utah Valley (1/14) … Sank a career-best seven foul shots on nine attempts vs. Arkansas Monticello (11/25) … Connected on a season-best two triples in five games … Finished with 14 points and four rebounds at Utah Valley (1/14) … Notched 13 points and three assists vs. Seattle U (2/11).

High School: Finalist for Mr. Basketball in Illinois and a first-team all-state selection by the coaches and media after a standout career at Lanphier High School in Springfield, Ill. … Averaged 25.6 points, 4.0 assists and 3.0 rebounds per game as a senior … Led team to the regional 3A championships in each of his last three seasons and Sweet 16 appearances as a junior and senior … Finished as the school's all-time leading scorer with 2,287 points and set school records for career 3-pointers (307), single-game 3-pointers (10) and points in a game (50) … Finished 17th in Illinois history for made triples and ranked 55th overall in scoring … Four-time all-conference selection including three first-team selections … Central State 8 Conference Player of the Year as a senior … Guided Lanphier to six tournament titles during his career … Named to the Pekin All-Tournament Team for four straight years, becoming the first player ever to accomplish the feat … Poured in a school record 50 points in the Springfield City Tournament and finished the weekend with 102 points, both tournament records … Three-time all-state selection by the IBCA, Associated Press, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times and Champaign News-Gazette … Averaged 21.6 points, 3.5 assists and 3.0 rebounds as a junior … Put up 19.2 points per game as a sophomore … Scored 14.8 points per contest as a freshman … Coached by Blake Turner … Competed for Team D-Rose in AAU competition … Coached by Jerrel Oliver … Graduated with a 4.2 grade point average and was a three-time selection to the Academic All-Conference Team.

Personal: Born Oct. 11, 1997 … Son of Talonna Elam and William Bishop II … Has a brother, William, and two sisters, Alexandria and Laila … Father, William, played football at Montana State and Arkansas-Pine-Bluff … Brother, William, played football at Western Illinois … Nicknamed “X” … Aspires to play professional basketball or pursue a career in construction management … ­Chose UMKC because he loved the coaching staff and could tell they believed in his abilities … Favorite thing about Kansas City is the food ... Enjoys fishing … Favorite professional athletes are Allen Iverson, Tyler Ulis and Isaiah Thomas … Favorite professional team is the Cleveland Cavaliers … Favorite musicians are G Herbo, J. Cole and Young M.A … Favorite actor and comedian is Katt Williams … Also recruited by DePaul, Central Michigan, Illinois State, Chicago State, UC Davis and Quinnipiac.

 

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