Shider signs with USI​​​​​​​


EVANSVILLE, Ind. – University of Southern Indiana Men’s Basketball announced the signing of junior forward Jadyn Shider (Albany, Georgia) for the 2024-25 season. Shider is the third player to sign with USI and Head Coach Stan Gouard this spring.

“When I think about Jayden, I think about toughness,” said Gouard. “He has the ability to face up to 15 in the post or play with his back to the basket. 
“Jayden brings grit to the team and will have an opportunity to make an impact on both ends of the floor with a terrific combination of length, strength, and toughness,” concluded Gouard.
Shider comes to USI after a two-year stint at Northwest Florida State College where he was named second-team All-Panhandle Conference in 2023-24. The 6-foot-8 forward posted 8.6 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 1.0 assists during his second season with Northwest Florida. He also recorded a season-high 22 points and 19 rebounds versus East Central Community College.
During his freshman season with Northwest Florida, Shider posted 3.1 points and 2.5 rebounds 34 games. He recorded a season-high 12 points twice and seven rebounds versus John A. Logan College.  
Prior to playing at Northwest Florida, Shider lettered in basketball, football, and cross country at Dougherty High School (Albany, Georgia). He was named first-team All-Region in 2020-21 and second-team All-Region in 2019-20.  
The Screaming Eagles reached the Ohio Valley Conference Championship post-season in 2023-24 marking the second-straight season since USI made the transition to NCAA Division I. USI appeared in the 2023 College Basketball Invitational during its first transition year.