Nebraska MBB: Shields Named to Senior CLASS Award List

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Shields Named to Senior CLASS Award List

Nebraska senior Shavon Shields was one of 30 Division I men’s basketball players honored Tuesday, as he was named a candidate for the Senior CLASS Award.

An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School ®, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.

A three-year captain, Shields has started 101 consecutive games dating back to his freshman year. This year, he is averaging 15.4 points, 5.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists, as he ranks 10th in the Big Ten in scoring and first or second on the team in scoring, rebounding, assists and steals.

For his career, he is closing in on NU’s top-10 scoring list with 1,420 points and has 617 career rebounds, and is one of only seven players in school history with 1,400 points and 600 rebounds. In the

classroom, Shields was a first-team CoSIDA Academic All-American in 2015 and a two-time academic All-Big Ten pick and is a nominee for the NABC Allstate Good Works team for his work in the community.

The list will be narrowed to 10 finalists in February, and those 10 names will be placed on the official ballot. Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, coaches and fans, who will select one male who best exemplify excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition. The Senior CLASS Award winners will be announced during the 2016 NCAA Men’s Final Four®

Nebraska is one of only four schools (Oklahoma, Gonzaga and Albany) with both a men’s and women’s candidate, as Husker women’s basketball standout Rachel Theriot was one of 30 women’s players on the Senior CLASS Award.

Shields and the Huskers return to action Wednesday evening, as the Huskers take on No. 11 Michigan State. Tipoff is at 5:30 p.m. and the game will be televised on BTN and carried on the Husker Sports Radio Network.

MEN’S BASKETBALL CANDIDATES:

Ryan Arcidiacono

Villanova

Cedric Kuakumensah

Brown

Craig Bradshaw

Belmont

Egidijus Mockevicius

Evansville

Malcolm Brogdon

Virginia

Nic Moore

SMU

John Brown

High Point

Georges Niang

Iowa State

Kyle Collinsworth

BYU

Ethan O’Day

Vermont

Rapheal Davis

Purdue

Marcus Paige

North Carolina

Perry Ellis

Kansas

Alex Poythress

Kentucky

Obi Emegano

Oral Roberts

James Robinson

Pittsburgh

Phil Forte

Oklahoma State

Justin Sears

Yale

Chris Fowler

Central Michigan

Shavon Shields

Nebraska

Mike Gesell

Iowa

Denzel Valentine

Michigan State

Shaq Goodwin

Memphis

Fred VanVleet

Wichita State

Buddy Hield

Oklahoma

Thoams Walkup

Stephen F. Austin

Peter Hooley

Albany

Jameel Warney

Stony Brook

Amile Jefferson

Duke

Kyle Wiltjer

Gonzaga