Starting out his career in the shadow of older brother and Barnstable football and basketball star Mickey Fein, Shaun Fein quickly made it known that the Red Raider basketball spotlight belonged on him.
A three-year starter for BHS coaches Mark Sullivan and Kevin Turner, the younger Fein established himself as the premier point guard in the Old Colony League, three times named an OCL all-star and in his senior season, the Old Colony League Most Valuable Player.
In both his junior and senior seasons, Fein paced the Raider five-man attack with a blistering outside shot, netting as many as 40 points in one game versus Quincy on February 9, 1996 and culminating with his 1,000th career point in a 68-53 victory over Harwich on February 19, 1996. Few other Red Raiders in school history possessed the deep-range shooting acumen that belonged to this lanky but cool-handed Red Raider sharpshooter.
When the dust settled on Fein’s Red Raider career, he had accumulated 1,057 career points, placing him today as the ninth all-time leading scorer in BHS varsity basketball and the fourth all-time greatest scorer in boys varsity basketball.
Fein matriculated to Stonehill College following graduation, where he averaged 17.3 points per game over two seasons before transferring to Division I powerhouse Georgia Tech. At Tech, Fein started at guard for two seasons under rookie Yellowjacket helmsman, Paul Hewitt, finishing his collegiate career with 12.0 points per game.
From his native Centerville, Massachusetts, to the Yellowjackets’ storied parquet history in Atlanta, Georgia, to the professional ranks in Europe, Shaun Fein never truly lived in the shadow of any person when it came to the game of basketball, and his point-scoring exploits will remain, in perpetuity, the stuff of pure legend.