LINCOLN, Neb. - For the second time this year, freshman Shavon Shields has won Big Ten Freshman of the Week, for his play against Iowa on Saturday.
Shields finished with 17 points, scoring 12 of them in the second half of the Huskers' 19-point comeback. He also pulled down seven rebounds.
“He's been really impressive to me. I really like him,” said Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery on Saturday. “He's consistently gotten better. He's very versatile. He can post. He can handle it. He can make a three; can hot a runner. He offensive rebounds. He's got length. He was a guy that we were really locked into in the first half; did a good job on him. Second half, obviously we did a very poor job on him. Credit him.”
Shields is averaging 8.3 points and 5.1 rebounds per game, including 18.0 ppg and 10.0 rpg over the Huskers last two contests.
"It was probably one of the most fun games I have ever played,” said Shields. "The way we came out in the second half and the way the crowd got into it made it so fun. It was a great atmosphere"
The son of former Husker football great Will Shields, Shavon continues to impress after being ranked a three-star prospect out of high school.
Look for a feature on the true freshman in next month's Big Red Report magazine.