Honors & Awards
- Naismith Trophy Watch List (2022-23)
- Ann Meyers Drysdale Award Watch List (2023, 2024)
- All-Big Ten (First Team, 2023; Second Team, 2022)
- Big Ten All-Defensive Team (Media, 2022)
- Nebraska Team MVP (2023)
- Nebraska & Big Ten Tournament 3FGM Game Record vs. Illinois (9, March 3, 2022)
- Triple-Double vs. North Carolina Central
- (14 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists, Nov. 21, 2021)
- 10 Double-Doubles (4, 2022-23; 6, 2021-22)
- Big Ten Weekly Honor Roll (Nov. 22, Nov. 29, 2021; Dec. 12, Dec. 27, 2022; Feb. 27, 2023)
- 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)
- Academic All-Big Ten (2023)
- Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2021, 2022; Spring 2022, 2023)
- Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2022, 2023)
Jaz Shelley returns for her fifth college season and third at Nebraska hoping to lead the Huskers to the 2024 NCAA Tournament.
The Australian National Team member captured first-team All-Big Ten honors last season after averaging 14.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and 6.2 assists while also ranking among the Big Ten's best three-point shooters for the second straight season.
Shelley's 161 made threes in her two seasons as a Husker rank sixth on Nebraska's career list entering 2023-24. She also needs just 26 assists to join NU's career top 10 in that category, while she is just 104 points away from entering Nebraska's 1,000-point club.
A standout in the classroom and community, Shelley was a College Sports Communicators Academic All-District VII selection in 2023. She was also an Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
During Nebraska's three-game summer tour of Greece, Shelley averaged 15.3 points, 2.7 rebounds and 4.3 assists.
Shelley became Nebraska’s first first-team All-Big Ten selection under Coach Amy Williams in 2023. The 5-9 guard from Moe, Australia (pronounced MO-ee) led the Huskers with 14.5 points, 6.2 assists and 1.7 steals per game, while adding 4.8 rebounds.
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.
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.
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).
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 2023. She is a four-time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll selection. She was a member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2022 and 2023. 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 - 12 vs. Tarleton, Nov. 11, 2022; vs. Minnesota, Feb. 20, 2022
Steals - 5 vs. Ohio State, Jan. 14, 2023; vs. Houston Christian, Nov. 11, 2022
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 vs. Illinois, Feb. 9, 2023
FTA - 10 vs. Michigan State, March 2, 2023
Shelley's Career Stats