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D’Shawn Schwartz

George Mason
Business Administration


Schwartz graduated from Colorado in May, earning his degree in business administration. He carried a 3.18 GPA and was named a 2020 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar. Diverse Magazine created the award to honor students of color who exemplify the standards set by the the great Arthur Ashe Jr. In addition, Schwartz was named to the 2018-19 Pac-12 All-Academic second team.

He is currently enrolled in George Mason’s Master’s in Business Analytics program.

Schwartz hopes to pursue a career as a music producer when his playing career has finished.


Schwartz is of extremely high character and leads by example. He as only missed one practice in five years, which was due to a broken nose. Schwartz’s sense of determination is inspirational to his teammates and motivates them to work even harder.

Since arriving at George Mason, Schwartz has adapted from his quiet, lead by example style to become more vocal in an effort to help the coaching staff build their culture and uphold their standards to the program. He knows what needs to be done and is willing to step out of his comfort zone to do it.

Schwartz has the ability to engage with all types of people and has been quick to build good relationships at George Mason.


Schwartz was selected as one of only four recipients of the Byron R. White Leadership and Initiative Award at Colorado. It’s given to student-athletes who have exhibited outstanding initiative and demonstrated a strong commitment to service to the CU and Boulder communities.

He also worked with Colorado’s Academic Futures Department to submit a Community White Paper called “Building a Community via a Recording Space,” where he asked the university to create a studio and recording space for students.

In his time at George Mason, Schwartz has served the greater Fairfax and Washington D.C., area at basketball clinics and town festivals.


Schwartz has made a tremendous impact in his first season in Fairfax. He ranks second on the team in scoring and 3-pointers made and third in rebounding. He led Mason with 26 points in the program’s first ever road win over a ranked team – a 71-66 win at #21 Maryland on Nov. 17. He also tallied a career-best 29 points in Mason’s game vs. South Dakota State in the Crossover Classic. 

Schwartz enjoyed four years of on-court success at Colorado before joining the Patriots. In his last three seasons with the Buffaloes, he started 95 of a possible 97 games.

Last season, Schwartz averaged 9.3 points per game and ranked eighth in the conference in three-point percentage (.400). He averaged 15.0 points per game while making a nice run with Colorado in the NCAA Tournament. For his career with the Buffaloes, Schwartz recorded 1,026 points. He ranked seventh in program history in three-pointers made (156) and ninth in games played (129).