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Shea Seals
  Shea Seals

Sport (year):
Men's Basketball, 1993-97


TU Lettermen's Association Hosted the Spring Letter Award Presentation

59 student-athletes lettered for the first time this past fall semester

Class of 2011

A 6'5" All-America basketball player who stayed in his hometown after a brilliant prep career at Tulsa McLain High School and ended his collegiate career with his jersey (21) being retired. Led Tulsa to four-year record of 93-34 and four consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances. Led Tulsa to the school's first-ever "Sweet Sixteen" appearance in 1994 and duplicating that feat a year later in 1995. Was also a part of two Missouri Valley Conference regular season titles (1994, 1995) and the 1996 MVC Tournament Championship. Was named the 1994 MVC Newcomer and Freshman of the Year and was a three-time first-team all-conference performer. Earned first-team all-MVC honors in 1995 and 1996 as well as Western Athletic Conference first team accolades in 1997. Completed his career as Tulsa's all-time leading scorer with 2,288 points for an 18.5 average. Ended his career ranked among the top-five in school history for rebounding, assists and steals. Earned third-team Associated Press All-America honors as a senior in 1996-97. Was a top-12 finalist for the Boost Naismith College Player of the Year Award and a candidate for the John Wooden Award as a senior. In the summer of 1996, Seals led the Under-22 USA Select team with a game-high 20 points against the U.S. Olympic "Dream Team" in an exhibition contest. Seals played in 124 career games and had 115 double-figure scoring games. Led Tulsa in scoring 73 times, rebounding 38 times and assists in 39 games. Also scored over 20 points in 52 games. Inducted into the TU Athletic Hall of Fame in 2011.