Honors & Awards

  • WNBA Draft Pick (3rd Round, 29th Overall, Phoenix Mercury)
  • Naismith Trophy Watch List (2022-23, 2023-24)
  • Wooden Award Watch List (2023-24)
  • Ann Meyers Drysdale Award Watch List (2023, 2024)
  • Women's College All-Star Game Watch List (2024)
  • All-Big Ten (First Team, 2023; Second Team, 2022, 2024)
  • Big Ten All-Tournament Team (2024)
  • Preseason First-Team All-Big Ten (2024)
  • Big Ten All-Defensive Team (Media, 2022)
  • Nebraska Team MVP (2023, 2024)
  • Nebraska Big Ten Tournament Record, Points (82, 2024)
  • Nebraska Big Ten Tournament Record, Assists (34, 2024)
  • Nebraska Big Ten Tournament Record, 3FGM (16, 2024)
  • Nebraska & Big Ten Tournament 3FGM Game Record vs. Illinois (9, March 3, 2022)
  • Only Husker in History with Two Triple-Doubles
          vs. UNC Wilmington (19 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists, Dec. 5, 2023)
          vs. North Carolina Central (14 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists, Nov. 21, 2021)
  • 13 Double-Doubles (3, 2023-24; 4, 2022-23; 6, 2021-22)
  • AP National Player of the Week (Feb. 13, 2024)
  • Big Ten Player of the Week (Feb. 12, 2024)
  • Big Ten Weekly Honor Roll (Nov. 22, Nov. 29, 2021; Dec. 12, Dec. 27, 2022; Feb. 27, Dec. 11, 2023)
  • No. 4 Nebraska Career 3FG Made (244)
  • No. 5 Nebraska Career Assists (565)
  • No. 16 Nebraska Career Points (1,364)
  • NBA Student-Athlete Summit (2022, 2023)
  • Australian National Team (2020-Present)
  • Australian FIBA Asia Cup Team (Bronze, 2021)
  • Australian U19 National Team (2017)
  • Australian FIBA U17 World Championship Team (Gold, 2016)
  • Australian U18 National Team (2016)
  • Australian U17 National Team (2016)
  • Australian U16 National Team (2015)
  • Pac-12 Freshman of the Week (Oregon, Dec. 23, 2019)
  • CSC Academic All-District (2023, 2024)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2023, 2024)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2021, 2022, 2023; Spring 2022, 2023)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2022, 2023, 2024)

Graduate (2023-24)
Jaz Shelley fueled Nebraska's run to the second round of the NCAA Tournament after returning for her fifth college season and third at Nebraska. The preseason All-Big Ten selection was one of 20 shooting guards on the Ann Meyers-Drysdale Watch List for the second straight year.

The Australian National Team member was a key to Nebraska's run to the 2024 Big Ten Championship Game, averaging 21.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 8.5 assists over four games to earn a spot on the Big Ten All-Tournament Team. She added second-team All-Big Ten honors for the season, averaging 13.4 points, 4.3 rebounds while leading the Huskers with 5.7 assists and 1.6 steals. 

She finished her three-year Nebraska career ranked No. 16 in school history in points (1,364), No. 5 in assists (565) and No. 4 in three-pointer field goals made (244). Her 83 threes in 2023-24 marked the fourth-highest total in school history, while her 199 assists ranked No. 3 on the Husker single-season charts. Shelley's 405 assists combined in the 2022-23 and 2023-24 seasons were the most in school history in any two-year span, while her 244 threes were the most by any Husker over any three seasons in the Husker record book.

The 5-9 guard from Moe, Australia (pronounced MO-ee) capped her collegiate career by being chosen with the 29th overall pick in the third round of the 2024 WNBA Draft by the Phoenix Mercury (April 15).

During her senior season, Shelley became the first Husker in history to record two career triple-doubles, producing 19 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists against UNCW (Dec. 5). She notched her first triple-double with 14 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists against NC Central (Nov. 20, 2021).

She erupted for a season-high 30 points, including a season-high six threes, to go with nine assists in a Big Ten Tournament semifinal win over Maryland (March 9). It eclipsed a 23-point effort that included 10 in the fourth quarter to lead NU back from a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit in an 82-79 win over No. 2 Iowa (Feb. 11). She was named Nebraska’s first AP National Player of the Week and the Big Ten Player of the Week (Feb. 12). 

Shelley also had 23 points at Illinois (March 3), when she added five rebounds and eight assists.

She followed with 19 points, seven rebounds and seven assists in a Big Ten Tournament win over Purdue (March 7). She added 17 points and five assists in a quarterfinal win over Michigan State (March 8). She closed the Big Ten Tournament with her third double-double of the season with 16 points and 13 assists against No. 3 Iowa (March 10).

Shelley had an 18-point, eight-rebound, six-assist effort in Nebraska’s win at Purdue (Feb. 17). She had game highs of 16 points and seven assists in NU’s win over Minnesota (Feb. 24).

She had 22 points and eight assists in a win over Georgia Tech (Dec. 2). She scored her 1,000th point as a Husker on a bank, three-point hook shot as the shot clock expired late in the fourth quarter. 

Shelley notched her second double-double of the year with 13 points and 11 assists in NU’s first-ever home win over Maryland (Dec. 31).

She added a game-high 17 points, five rebounds, six assists and five steals in a win over Illinois (Jan. 11). Shelley contributed 12 points and eight assists at Minnesota (Jan. 14), before getting 10 points and a game-high nine rebounds in a win over Purdue (Jan. 31).

Shelley opened Big Ten play with 11 points, seven rebounds and nine assists in a win over Michigan State (Dec. 9).

Shelley tipped the 2023-24 season with game highs of 17 points, six assists and three steals, while adding five rebounds in a win over Northwestern State (Nov. 6). She added 15 points and game highs of seven assists and three steals in a win at Wyoming (Nov. 10).

She played less than three minutes in a win over Alcorn State (Nov. 14), before suffering a lower leg injury and leaving the game. Shelley did not start because of the injury against No. 22 Creighton, but she did play 32 minutes against the Jays, managing seven points and five assists.

Shelley closed her Husker career with 10 points, six rebounds and seven assists in a loss at No. 12 Oregon State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in Corvallis, Ore. (March 24).

Senior (2022-23)
Shelley became Nebraska’s first first-team All-Big Ten selection under Coach Amy Williams in 2023. She led the Huskers with 14.5 points, 6.2 assists and 1.7 steals per game, while adding 4.8 rebounds. Shelley's 206 assists marked the second-best total in school history, trailing only Rachel Theriot's 234 in 2013-14. Shelley's 79 threes also ranked on Nebraska's top-10 in a season.

Shelley earned her third spot on the Big Ten Weekly Honor Roll after notching her 10th career double-double and fourth of the year with 19 points and a career-high 13 rebounds to go with six assists in a win over Northwestern (Feb. 26). It followed 26 points and six assists in a 90-57 win at No. 25 Illinois (Feb. 22) - Nebraska’s largest victory margin ever over a top-25 team. She added a 24-point effort against Michigan State in the Big Ten Tournament (March 2) - her eighth 20-point performance of the season.

Shelley erupted for a career-high 37 points at Minnesota (Feb. 15). She matched her previous career high with 32 points while adding eight assists in an overtime win over Mississippi State in Puerto Rico (Nov. 26). She hit a season-high seven threes in both games, and matched that number with 7-of-12 shooting in a Big Ten win over Wisconsin (Dec. 7), when she scored 31 points. Shelley added a big effort in NU’s first-ever win over Maryland (Dec. 4). She scored 22 of her game-high 29 points in an 11-minute span in the second and third quarters to turn a 10-point Nebraska deficit into a 60-56 lead heading to the fourth. The Huskers pulled away for a 90-67 win over the No. 20 Terrapins in College Park. Shelley hit 6-of-10 threes at Maryland.

Shelley came through huge in another win over a ranked foe, scoring a team-high 24 points while adding six rebounds and six assists against No. 20 Kansas (Dec. 21). Shelley scored 22 points after halftime, including 10 in overtime against the unbeaten Jayhawks. Her two threes in triple overtime shot the Huskers to their fifth consecutive win.

Shelley nearly notched a triple-double with 10 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds in a win over Penn State (Jan. 11). It was her first double-double of the season. She added her second double-double of the year with 10 points and 11 assists at No. 10 Iowa (Jan. 28), before getting a third double-double with 14 points and 10 assists at No. 12 Michigan (Feb. 12).

After earning her second spot of the month on the Big Ten Weekly Honor Roll (Dec. 12, Dec. 27), Shelley led NU with 21 points against No. 14 Michigan (Dec. 28). She also dished out five assists.

Junior (2021-22)
Shelley led Nebraska in scoring (13.1 ppg), assists (5.0 apg), steals (1.8 spg) and blocks (0.9 bpg) while ranking second in rebounding (6.3 rpg). She was the only Big Ten player to rank among the top 20 in all five statistical categories in 2021-22.

She erupted for a career-high 32 points (11-16 FG) with a Nebraska and Big Ten Tournament record-tying nine threes in a win over Illinois (March 3). She added seven assists. It was her second 30-point and fifth 20-point performance of the season.
Shelley poured in 30 points in a 65-53 win over Drexel (Nov. 26). She added seven boards and a career-high four blocks. She added 16 points and a career-high four steals in a win at San Diego (Nov. 27).
Shelley had 21 points and five threes at Illinois (Feb. 12). She scored 20 in a win at Wisconsin (Feb. 23) and led NU with 18 points, six rebounds and six assists in a win at Wake Forest (Dec. 1). She closed Big Ten play with 17 points in a win over Northwestern (Feb. 27). She added 15 points, five assists, three blocks and three steals in a win at Minnesota (Dec. 6) and 17 points in a win over Indiana State (Dec. 11).
Shelley produced her first triple-double with 14 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in 20 minutes in a win over NC Central (Nov. 20). She had her first career double-double with 22 points and 11 boards against Prairie View A&M (Nov. 11), when she connected on 6-of-9 threes. Shelley added points-rebounds double-doubles vs. Wyoming (12-11), No. 8 Michigan (12-12) and No. 22 Iowa (14-11).
Shelley had a double-double with 12 points and a career-high-tying 12 boards in a 79-58 win over No. 8 Michigan (Jan. 4), before getting a double-double with 12 rebounds and 11 assists in a win over Penn State (Feb. 3). She also had 15 points and nine rebounds at No. 6 Indiana (Jan. 13).
Shelley and Isabelle Bourne were teammates for the silver-medal winning Gems at the 2019 FIBA U19 World Championships.

Sophomore (Oregon, 2020-21)
Shelley played 22 games with 11 starts. She missed Oregon's first two NCAA Tourney games with injury before facing No. 8 Louisville. She had an assist and a steal in five minutes.

Shelley averaged 4.0 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.9 assists. She had a season-high 13 points in a win over USC (Jan. 1) when she tied a then-career high with five assists. She added 11 points vs. Utah (Dec. 6) and Washington State (Dec. 21).

Freshman (Oregon, 2019-20)
Shelley averaged 6.3 points, 1.5 assists and 1.0 rebound over 33 games to help Oregon to a pair of Pac-12 titles. In her only start, Shelley had 32 points and set the Oregon record by going 10-for-14 from three-point range in a win over UC Riverside (Dec. 16, 2019). She was the Pac-12 Freshman of the Week. She scored double figures six times, including 17 points (5-8 3FG) at Long Beach State. She added 14 points (4-4 3FG) in a win over Arizona State (Feb. 9), and had 10 points in a Pac-12 Tourney win over Utah (March 6).

High School
Shelley was chosen to the 23-player Australian Senior National Team (Opals) in 2020. She played at the 2017 FIBA U19 Women's World Cup, averaging 10.6 points and 3.6 assists, including a tournament-best 26 points on 9-of-18 shooting with five threes in a win over Russia. She led Australia to a semifinal upset of the USA at the 2016 FIBA U17 World Championship with a game-high 23 points, eight rebounds and five assists. Australia won gold at the 2016 FIBA U17 World Championship for the first time in history. She also played for Australia at the 2016 FIBA U18 Oceania Championship and the 2015 FIBA U16 Oceania Championship.

The daughter of Phil and Carolyn (Caz) Shelley, Jaz has a sister, Sam, and two brothers, Luke and Austin. Jaz was born May 13, 2000. 

Both her parents played basketball competitively in Australia and Jaz's father was her shooting coach. Her older brother, Luke, played basketball at NCAA Div. II Kentucky Wesleyan, where he was a senior in 2013-14. Her younger brother, Austin, was a freshman guard at West Texas A&M in 2021-22.

An advertising and public relations major, Shelley earned her bachelor's degree from Nebraska in May 2023. She is seeking a master's degree in journalism and mass communications. Shelley was a CSC Academic All-District honoree and claimed Academic All-Big Ten honors in both 2023 and 2024. She is a five-time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll selection. She was a three-time member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team. She attended the NBA Student-Athlete Summit during the summers of both 2022 and 2023.

Jaz Shelley's Career Bests
Points - 37 at Minnesota, Feb. 15, 2023 
Rebounds - 13, vs. Northwestern, Feb. 26, 2023
Assists - 13 vs. Iowa, March 10, 2024 
Steals - 6 at Penn State, Jan. 21, 2024
Blocks - 4 vs. Northwestern, Feb. 6, 2023; vs. Drexel, Nov. 26, 2021 
FGM - 12 vs. Wisconsin, Dec. 7, 2022 
FGA - 21 at Minnesota, Feb. 15, 2023 
3FGM - 10 vs. UC Riverside, Dec. 16, 2019 
3FGA - 14 vs. UC Riverside, Dec. 16, 2019
FTM - 10 at Purdue, Feb. 17, 2024; vs. Illinois, Feb. 9, 2023
FTA - 11 vs. Michigan State, March 2, 2023

Shelley's Career Stats

Year G-GS FG-FGA Pct. 3FG-3FGA Pct. FT-FTA Pct. TRB-Avg. PF-D A TO Blk ST Pts-Avg.
2019-20 33-1 71-167 .425 47-112 .420 20-32 .625 33-1.0 24-0 50 24 2 23 209-6.3
2020-21 22-11 35-99 .354 14-46 .304 3-8 .375 37-1.7 28-0 42 26 4 22 87-4.0
2021-22 32-32 139-327 .425 82-202 .406 58-75 .773 201-6.3 55-0 160 82 30 56 418-13.1
2022-23 33-33 154-396 .389 79-219 .361 91-111 .820 160-4.8 49-1 206 115 22 57 478-14.5
2023-24 35-34 142-369 .385 83-246 .337 101-116 .871 151-4.3 71-1 199 97 10 57 468-13.4
Career 155-111 541-1,358 .398 305-825 .370 273-342 .798 582-3.8 227-2 657 344 68 215 1,660-10.7