Nebraska basketball players Shavon Shields and Trevor Menke were recognized for their efforts in the classroom Monday, as both players were named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court.
Shields, who majors in biological sciences, has played a major role in the Huskers resurgence under Tim Miles. Last season, he earned honorable-mention All-Big Ten honors, averaging 12.8 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. A two-time Big Ten Player of the Week, Shields reached double figures 21 times, including a career-high 33 point effort against Illinois. One of three Husker co-captains in 2013-14, Shields has started the Huskers’ last 51 games dating back to the 2012-13 season.
Menke makes his second appearance on the NABC Honors court, as the rising senior received his undergraduate degree in social science education last May. A walk-on, Menke played in five games as a junior, hitting a 3-pointer in the win over Purdue. Over his last two seasons, he has committed just one turnover in 20 appearances. He was chosen as the Huskers’ Scout Team Player of the Year in 2013-14, as Nebraska went 19-13 and reached the NCAA Tournament.
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 2013-14 academic year.