Pullman, WA – D.J. Shelton once again showed why he is an impressive power forward that professional teams world-wide should take notice of. Shelton recorded his second double-double of the season with 14 points and 13 rebounds for Washington State (7-5) in an 85-48 win over Mississippi Valley State University. The Cougars shot 88 percent from the field in the second half. Shelton who only played eleven minutes in the first half of Saturday’s game made the most of those minutes by racking up a double-double at the half with 10 points and 10 rebounds (4 offensive).
On the season Shelton is shooting 41 percent from the field and 78 percent from the foul line along while averaging 8.1 rebounds per game. Shelton, who stands at 6’10 and weights 250 lbs, brings a lot of athletic size and strength that causes problems for opposing teams both offensively and defensively. His relentless hustle and aggressiveness towards rebounding and finishing power moves towards the basket makes him one of the better power forwards in the PAC-12 Conference. He is in top 10 in overall rebounding and defensive rebounding. Shelton is a versatile forward who can handle the ball in the back-court to help counter full-court pressure and has the ability to attack the basket from the top and wing positions. He has strong back to the basket post moves that include an effective spin move and a dribble back-down move that can be finished with either hand. Shooting wise Shelton has a good mid-range shot and floater off penetration.
Shelton is a strong leader for the Cougars and all reports and discussion with staff members indicate that Shelton has an outstanding work ethic that shows in his play.