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Shane Larkin

Shane Larkin came to Dr. Phillips High School as an undersized freshman point guard in 2007 and graduated four years later as one of the preeminent players in the nation. Larkin became a full-time starter as a sophomore and was a First Team All-State selection at Dr. Phillips as well as the runner-up for the Class 6A Player of the Year in 2010 and 2011 behind Austin Rivers of Winter Shane Larkin Park. Larkin is second on the all-time scoring list for DP and led the Panthers to back-to-back State Runner-Up finishes in 2010 and 2011. He also earned the prestigious Bob Noyes Sportsmanship Award for Dr. Phillips High School which recognizes the one individual who embodies all the qualities you expect from a leader, particularly one that knows the value of winning and losing with class. At the University of Miami, Larkin was named to the First Team All-ACC Freshmen team and as a sophomore, an Associated Press All-American, Lute Olson National Player of the Year, ACC Player of the Year, First Team All-ACC, runner-up for ACC Defensive Player of the Year and was the ACC Tournament’s Most Valuable Player in 2013. In the 2013 NBA Draft, Shane Larkin was drafted in the first round by the Dallas Mavericks with the 18th overall pick becoming the first Panther graduate to be drafted in the first round and the second player in school history to make the league. Larkin was traded to the New York Knicks in 2014 and has become one of the NBA's up and coming young stars.

 

An outstanding student, an exceptional athlete and a true gentlemen that always represented Dr. Phillips High School with a tremendous amount of pride. In April 2014, Larkin was elected to the Metro Conference Hall of Fame and followed up that honor with his induction into the elite ranks of the Dr. Phillips High School Hall of Fame in June 2014.

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