What’s Being Said About Emerging College Star John Shurna

By Paul M. Banks

It’s another day and another game, and another career high in points for Northwestern forward John Shurna. Last night, Shurna’s 29 points against Central Connecticut State were a new benchmark. He finished just shy of becoming the fifth player in the Big Ten to score 30 points in a game this season. Two of those four are teammates Michael “Juice” Thompson and Drew Crawford. The trio has helped 10-1 NU become one of just four schools in the country who have posted four nonconference wins against BCS conference schools; joining Texas, Kentucky and Wisconsin.

And it’s Shurna who has become the Wildcats’ go-to guy, averaging over 15 points a game (second on the team behind Juice) and leading the squad with close to 8 boards per contest.

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