LACKAWANNA COUNTY, Pa. — In the district championship game Jason Shields finished with 17 points and his last home game 28. It was that kind of season for the Scranton Knight guard leading his team to an overall record of (23-3) and just recently signing to play Division II basketball in state at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.
"I'm definitely excited.Obviously with everything going on to be able to move on to the next level is a blessing," said Jason.
Shields a phenomenal Little League baseball player chose the court over the diamond. Looking back he is glad he did.
"I always knew that I wanted to play basketball in college. That was what I was going to go for. I think right as COVID hit and all the baseball things we're canceled. They canceled the whole school season so I think that was really when I think basketball. I think basketball I have to focus in on basketball," added Jason.
Jason spent a lot of time here at Riverfront Sports in Scranton training for those tough games in the Lackawanna League Division I and all that hard work here at Riverfront Sports paid off for Shields his senior season. And Shields have some classic moments inside Scranton's gym leading the Knights and Shields finishing 2nd team all state in 6A.
"I couldn't of done it without you know without the help of my teammates and my coaches," again said Jason.
Shields averaged over 21 PPG this past season, won the Lynett, a league title and districts. And went over a 1,000 points in his career. His name already on a banner inside the gym at Scranton High.
Steve Lloyd Newswatch 16 sports Lackawanna County.