Iman Asante Shumpert is an American professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Shumpert attended Oak Park and River Forest High School and was named first team all-state player and was one of the nation's top 30 seniors. He helped Oak Park and River Forest to win three conference titles and was named conference MVP as a junior and senior.
Shumpert attended Georgia Tech College. As a freshman, Shumpert was the team's fourth-leading scorer for the season, averaging 10.5 points per game and hitting 34.5 percent of his three-point attempts. He finished the season as the team's third-leading scorer with 10.0 points per game. In the 2010–11 season, Shumpert led his team in scoring (17.3 points per game), rebounding and assists, becoming only the seventh player in ACC history to do so. For his contribution, Shumpert was selected on the All-ACC second team and was named in the conference's all-defensive team. He also holds the record for most steals per game in the history of Georgia Tech.
Shumpert was drafted as the 17th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. During the first round of the 2012 NBA Playoffs against the Miami Heat, Shumpert suffered a knee injury while dribbling in the midcourt and was immediately helped off the court which ended his rookie season. He was the only rookie to receive votes for the Defensive Player of the Year award.
Shumpert was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers at the start of the 2014-2015 NBA Season which involved a three-team trade. Coming off the bench, Shumpert bolstered the perimeter defense and was mostly a 3-and-D guy for the Cavaliers. The Cavaliers went onto reach the 2015 NBA Finals but lost to the Golden State Warriors in six games. Shumpert re-signed with the Cavaliers to a four-year, $40 million contract. After suffering from a left knee injury late into the 2015-16 season, Shumpert returned to the 2016 Playoffs as the Cavaliers reached their second consecutive Finals. Facing the Warriors once again, the Cavaliers would go on to make history as the only team to come back from a 3-1 deficit to win the Championship.
Shumpert started playing the role of backup point guard at the start of the 2016-17 season.
He helped the Cavaliers go 12-1 in the 2017 NBA Finals as the Cavaliers reached their third consecutive NBA Finals where they lost to the Warriors in 5 games. Shumpert was traded to the Sacramento Kings in a three-team trade that involved the Utah Jazz. Even though Shumpert didn’t play for Kings in the 2017-18 season, he has opted in for the final year in his contract.