10 - Biggie Minnis
Biggie Minnis
Height: 6-3
Weight: 185
Year: So.
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.
High School: Atlantic Christian
Position: G
Last School: Texas Tech

Minnis sat out the 2012-13 season due to NCAA transfer regulations and will have three seasons of eligibility remaining beginning in 2013-14.

2011-12 (Freshman at Texas Tech):

  • Saw action in 28 games for Texas Tech, earning five starts
  • Made his collegiate debut at home against Troy, scoring a career-high 12 points while grabbing four rebounds
  • Earned his first collegiate start and dished out a career-best five assists against Cal State Bakersfield
  • Had seven points, five assists and two steals against Baylor
  • Connected on 5-of-5 from the charity stripe, scoring seven points to go along with seven rebounds at Texas A&M
  • Collected six rebounds at Iowa State
  • Shot 5-for-7 from the floor, good for 10 points against Oklahoma State in the Big 12 Tournament.

At Atlantic Christian School:

  • Earned third team National Christian School Athletic Association (NCSAA) All-America honors as a senior at Atlantic Christian School in Egg Harbor Township, N.J.
  • Was a two-time NCSAA Northeast Super Regional honoree and TSCAC All-Conference selection for head coach Tom Piotrowski
  • Averaged 18.5 points, 6.0 assists, 4.5 rebounds and 2.8 steals per game as a senior
  • Began his high school career at South Philadelphia H.S., leading them to the Philly Public League Class AAAA Championship, after averaging 15.0 points and 4.0 assists as a sophomore
  • Earned first team All-Public League and third team All-City that season.


Personal:

  • DeShon Minnis was born Sept. 1, 1992 in Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Son of Shon Minnis and Chandra Myers
  • Has five siblings, Kechan Myers, who played basketball at New Orleans, Karai Smith, Shon Myrick, Javon Minnis and Syeed Minnis
  • Uncles Jeff Myers (Drexel) and Louis Myers (St. Francis) and godfather Kareem Townes (La Salle) played basketball collegiately
  • Nicknamed "Biggie."