Shavon Shields, a senior forward on the Nebraska men’s basketball team who graduated from Olathe Northwest, was one of five players chosen to the National Association of Basketball Coaches’ NCAA Division I “Good Works Team.”
Shields was honored along with Southern California junior Samer Dhillon and seniors Kyler Erickson of Nebraska-Omaha, Anthony Gill of Virginia and Jeff Laidig of Belmont for “bettering the lives of others through giving back to their communities,” according to a release from the NABC. Shields volunteered for kids’ basketball clinics and helped pediatric cancer research by shaving his head in support of a child with bone marrow cancer. He also encouraged fans and students to sign up for the bone marrow donor registry.
This season, Shields ranks second on the Huskers with 15.7 points per game. He’s questionable for Wednesday’s game at Wisconsin after sustaining a concussion in a hard fall Saturday during a game against Rutgers.