Shavar Bernier, Connecticut College
Throughout his basketball career, Shavar Bernier turned heads with his prolific play in the backcourt. Now his name is etched in the Connecticut College record books.
This past January, the 6-foot-1 sharp-shooter became just the 16th Camel to surpass the 1,000 point barrier. In his final game in a Camel uniform at Bowdoin, Bernier buried six three-pointers to set the school's career record with 203 triples while vaulting his way into 10ht place on the all-time scoring list with 1,187 points. He closed out his career with 343 rebounds, 220 assists and 154 steals.
Connecticut College Head coach Tom Satran will miss Bernier's presence on and off the court.
"Shavar is a tremendous talent, as his career accomplishments suggest, but his substantial ability is exceeded by his dedication, toughness, and unselfishness," Satran said. "I am very lucky to have been associated with him for the past four years."
Bernier, who received his degree in human development in 2010, is the first man in his family to attend college. While he takes pride in his on-court accomplishments and flashy numbers, it's the people at Connecticut College that he will miss the most.
"Coach has been like a father to me since I've been here," Bernier said. "I've talked to him about many things. It's a relief to have that-I haven't always had that. I'm so lucky to have him as my coach."