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Former Northwest men's basketball standout to be honored for service in Chicago

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Former Northwest guard Shawn “Shakey” Harrington goes up for a jump shot in a regular season conference game at Bearcat Arena during the 1997-98 season.

MARYVILLE, Mo. — Chicago is a city built by basketball and marred with violence. For former Northwest Missouri State University men’s basketball player Shawn “Shakey” Harrington he had experienced the best and the worst the city had to offer.

Harrington, who was featured in the 1994 award-winning documentary “Hoop Dreams,” was a star in high school for his Marshall Metropolitan High School basketball team, leading it to a deep playoff run.

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Shawn “Shakey” Harrington sizes up a defender in a 93-75 win over the No. 16-ranked Washburn Ichabods during the 1997-98 season.

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Shawn “Shakey” Harrington  moves the ball up the court in Northwest’s 79-67 victory over Missouri-Rolla during the 1997-98 season.