Nebraska MBB: Shields Signs to Play in Germany

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Courtesy: NU Media Relations

Lincoln – The Fraport Skyliners announced the signing of former Husker standout Shavon Shields on Wednesday. The Skyliners are based in Frankfurt, Germany, and play in the Bundesliga.

Shields, a 6-foot-7 forward from Olathe, Kan., was a four-year starter for the Huskers during his career, finishing fifth on NU’s career scoring list with 1,630 points, while placing in the top-10 in field goals made (562, eighth) and attempted (1,236, sixth), free throws made (429, fourth) and attempted (565, fourth) and starts (112, second).

As a senior, Shields earned second-team All-Big Ten honors, averaging 16.8 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game. He finished the year fifth in the Big Ten in scoring and seventh in steals (1.3 spg) while ranking first or second on the team in scoring, rebounding and assists in 2015-16. He helped the Huskers to a pair of wins at the Big Ten Tournament, averaging 19.7 points 8.3 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game to help NU advance to the quarterfinals, including 20 points and nine rebounds in a win over Wisconsin. He totaled 10 games of at least 20 points, including a season-high 32 points on 11-of-19 shooting against No. 15 Purdue.

Shields was also one of the top student-athletes in college basketball during his career. He was a two-time first-team CoSIDA Academic All-American and was chosen as NU’s 2015-16 Male Student-Athlete of the Year and Nebraska’s Big Ten Medal of Honor winner. He was also selected to the NABC Allstate Good Works Team in 2015-16 for his efforts in the Huskers’ Life Skills program.