Shields named to NABC honors court

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Courtesy: NU Media Relations

Former Nebraska basketball player Shavon Shields was recognized for his efforts in the classroom Tuesday, as he named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court.

The honor is presented to players who are a junior or senior academically at an institution and posted a GPA of 3.20 or better at the conclusion of the 2015-16 academic year. This is the third straight year that Shields has been recognized by the NABC

As a senior, he earned second-team All-Big Ten honors this past season, 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.  A four-year starter, Shields finished fifth on NU’s career scoring list with 1,630 points, while finishing in the top-10 in field goals made (562, eighth) and attempted (1236, sixth), free throws made (429, fourth) and attempted (565, fourth) and starts (112, second).

In the classroom, Shields was NU’s 2015-16 Male Student-Athlete of the Year and 2016 Big Ten Medal of Honor winner. A two-time first-team Academic All-American, he graduated in May with a degree in biological sciences.