Considering he is the son of a soon-to-be Hall of Fame NFL player, it’s not a surprise that Shavon Shields is headed to college on a sports scholarship. It also shouldn’t be much of a surprise he’s headed to his father’s alma mater of Nebraska. But it’s not the gridiron the younger Shields is excelling on, but rather the hardwood.
Back in September, the Olathe Northwest star committed to play for the Cornhuskers starting in the fall and has continued his solid play this season. On Thursday Shields’ squad opened the January Jam with a convincing 68-43 victory over Seaman.
Shields is ranked by ESPN as the sixth best prospect in Kansas.
Can we agree you officially start feeling old when the sons and daughters of the players you grew up watching every Sunday are ready to head off to college? It first happened when Derrick Thomas’ son Derrion went off to play football at Missouri and it’s not any better the second time!