Star rises as Shields impresses NU, foes
Nebraska's Shavon Shields, right, gets a pass around Michigan State's Gary Harris. Shields had his first double-double against the Spartans.
Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2013 12:00 am
LINCOLN — In one of those before-the-season meetings college basketball coaches have with their players, Nebraska’s Tim Miles told freshman Shavon Shields he wanted him to play this season, not redshirt, and that his first job was “to help the team.’’
“I figured I’d just have a small role and do whatever I could,’’ Shields said. “But as the season has progressed, that role has grown.’’
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Thursday, February 21, 2013 12:00 am.