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Tahj Shamsid-Deen
Tahj Shamsid-Deen

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Decatur, Ga.

High School:
Columbia

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 170

Position:
G

2013-14 (FRESHMAN): Starting PG in all 30 games ... Averaged 9.5 ppg on .408 pct shooting in 29.3 mpg ... Averaged 2.87 apg, 5th among SEC freshmen ... Scored in double digits in 11 of 18 SEC games ... 60 assists and 22 turnovers in the final 20 games (Dec. 30-Mar. 12) and 19 assists vs. 5 turnovers in final 6 games (Feb. 22-Mar. 12) ... 9.5 ppg was 10th among SEC freshman, .408 field goal percentage was 12th among freshmen with at least 100 field goal attempts, .331 3-point percentage 9th (min. 50 attempts), .758 free throw percentage 8th (min. 10 attempts) and 0.83 steals per game 8th ... Tied his career-high with 17 points on a career-high-tying five 3-pointers against Tennessee ... 14 points on 4-5 shooting (3-3 3-pointers) against South Carolina, dishing out 4 assists against 0 turnovers ... 7 points and 5 assists against Vanderbilt, marking just the second time and first since the second game of the SEC season, he has had at least 5 assists in SEC play ... Tied his career-high with 17 points at Florida, hitting 5-8 3-point attempts ... Had 14 first-half points against the Gators ... 10 points against Mississippi State ... 9 points and a career-high 6 rebounds against Kentucky ... 16 points on 6-15 shooting at LSU, with the 6 made field goals a career-high ... 12 points on a career-high-tying 5 field goals at South Carolina ... Career-high 17 points at Mississippi State, including 6-7 from the free throw line ... 6 points, 3 assists, 0 turnovers against Florida ... Lobbed the alley oop to Chris Denson that was a SportsCenter Top 10 play (Jan. 18) ... 10 points on 4-8 shooting, including 2-4 from 3, at Tennessee ... 13 points and a game-high 6 assists against Missouri ... Had a career-high 8 assists against 0 turnovers against Arkansas-Pine Bluff ... Scored 14 points on 5-for-7 shooting against Boston College, tying his career-high for made field goals ... 5 points and a career-high 4 rebounds against Clemson ... Scored 13 points, all in the second half, against Illinois, going 4-for-8 from the floor and 3-for-6 from 3 ... Had a career-high 16 points against Tennessee State, scoring 14 in the first half ... Had a then-career-high 11 points against Murray State, which included a pair of 3-pointers ... Had 9 points and 4 assists against Northwestern State ... Became the first Auburn freshman to start a season-opener since Earnest Ross in 2009-10 and the first freshman to start the season-opener at the point since Quantez Robertson in 2005-06 when he got the nod against Nicholls ... Finished the game with 5 points and a team-high 4 assists against Nicholls ... Starting poing guard in both exhibition wins ... Averaged 13.5 ppg and 5.5 apg during the exhibition season ... Scored 11 points and dished out 7 assists against Paine ... Also had two steals ... Finished with 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting (4-for-5 from 3-point range) and also had four assists against Victory.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Attended Columbia High School ... Team was 19-1 with him as a starter in the state playoffs ... Three-time Atlanta Journal-Consitution Class AAA Player of the Year selection ... Led Columbia to a 27-4 record as a senior ... Ranked No. 91 in the MaxPreps Class of 2013 ... Helped lead Columbia to three-straight Class AAA state titles and one runer-up finish ... Columbia went 31-1 and finished the season ranked 10th nationally during his junior year ... Averaged 14 points, 10 assists and three steals as a junior at Columbia ... Born May 26, 1995 in Atlanta, Ga. ... Son of Vincent and Stacey Shamsid-Deen ... Majoring in pre-business.