Honors & Awards
- Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012)
One of two Kansas City metro prospects signed by the Huskers, Shavon Sheids (prounounced sha-VON) has the potential to be an impact performer for the Huskers early in his career. The 6-foot-6 wing was a first-team all-state performer at Olathe Northwest (Kan.) High School last season, averaging 21.2 points, 8.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists per contest.
Shields, the son of former Nebraska and Kansas City Chiefs great Will Shields, has impressed the coaching staff with not only his all-around game, but also a high basketball IQ and a poise not seen often from a freshman. Shields is one of the top contenders to start on the wing, a position where the Huskers lost starters Toney McCray and Caleb Walker.
Shields came to Nebraska after being one of the top players in the Kansas City area throughout his prep career. Shields, who joined Kentucky signee Willie Cauley- as Olathe Northwest's first-ever Division I signees in November of 2011, totaled 1,068 points in his three-year career at the school and finished as the school's all-time leader in points, rebounds, free throws, field goals, steals and rebounds.
As a senior, the 6-foot-6 guard was a consensus first-team Class 6A selection in Kansas after averaging 21.2 points, 8.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game for Coach Michael Grove at Olathe Northwest High School. He shot 60 percent from the floor, including 43 percent from 3-point range, in helping the Ravens to a 20-2 record and an appearance in the sub-state finals. Shields helped Olathe Northwest to an unblemished record in league play, earning Sunflower Conference MVP honors. In addition, he earned second-team all-class honors from the Topeka Capital Journal and Wichita Eagle, a first-team all-metro selection by the Kansas City Star and was a finalist for the DiRenna Award finalist, signifying the top player in the Kansas City metro area.
As a junior, he was a second-team all-Class 6A honoree and a first-team All-Sunflower Conference selection, as he averaged 17 points and six rebounds a game. His efforts helped the Ravens finish 17-5 and fall one game shy of reaching the 2011 state tournament. A three-star selection by Rivals, he was rated as the No. 6 prospect in the state of Kansas by ESPN.com. Shields transferred into Olathe Northwest for his sophomore year, earning Sunflower League Newcomer-of-the-Year accolades. He also starred playing AAU ball for the MoKan Elite and Coach Rodney Perry.
An outstanding student with a 4.0 GPA, Shields was on the honor roll throughout high school and a National Honor Society member.
Shavon is the son of Will and Senia Shields and was born on June 5, 1994, in Overland Park., Kan. Shavon earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll with a perfect 4.0 GPA semester in the fall of 2012.
Shavon's father, Will, was one of the greatest linemen in Nebraska and NFL history, as he was a 12-time Pro Bowl selection and was one of 15 finalists in the NFL Hall of Fame Class of 2012. At Nebraska, Shields won the Outland Trophy in 1992 and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2012. He has one older sister, Sanayika, who plays basketball at Drury, and a younger brother, Solomon. Shavon selected Nebraska over Texas Tech, Oregon State, Weber State, Long Beach State and Wyoming.