John Henry Shumate (born April 6, 1952) is a retired American professional basketball player and coach.
A 6'9" forward/center from the University of Notre Dame, Shumate played five seasons (1975–1978; 1979–1981) in the NBA as a member of the Phoenix Suns, Buffalo Braves, Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs and Seattle SuperSonics. He earned NBA All-Rookie Team honors in his first season after averaging 11.3 points per game and 5.6 rebounds per game. Over the course of his career, Shumate averaged 12.3 points and 7.5 rebounds.
Shumate later coached for the Southern Methodist University Mustangs and the Phoenix Mercury of the WNBA. He also appeared in a series of basketball training videos. In the summer of 2009 he was named as an assistant coach of the Phoenix Suns.
Shumate was the center on the Notre Dame team that ended UCLA's NCAA-record 88-game winning streak on January 19, 1974.
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