Lincoln – Shavon Shields helped Baskonia to its first Spanish ACB title in a decade with a 69-67 win over Barcalona Tuesday evening.
Shields finished with nine points and four rebounds in the final as Baskonia avenged an 81-75 loss to Barcelona during the first stage of the tournament. Baskonia, which went 5-2 since the Spanish ACB League returned to competition on June 17, won its final three games by a total of five points. It is Baskonia’s fourth Spanish ACB title and the first since 2010.
Shields averaged 10.7 points on 45 percent shooting and 3.1 rebounds per game during the seven games, including a 26-point effort in the initial meeting with Barcelona. Shields, who played for Nebraska from 2013 to 2016, concluded in his second season with Baskonia and averaged 11.5 points per game on 46 percent shooting, including 36 percent from 3-point range, and 4.0 rebounds per game in the Spanish League.
He enjoyed a decorated career at Nebraska, totaling 1,630 points while making a pair of All-Big Ten teams. As a senior, Shields was a second-team All-Big Ten pick, averaging 16.8 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game. He was also a two-time first-team Academic All-American and chosen as Nebraska’s Male Student-Athlete of the Year in 2016.