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Jeff Withey
College Kansas University
Conference Big 12
Sport Basketball
Position Center
Jersey # 5
Class Junior
Height 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Nationality American
Born (1990-03-07) March 7, 1990 (age 27)
San Diego, California, U.S. [1]
High school Horizon High School [2]

| college = Kansas | conference =Big 12 | sport = Basketball | jersey = 5| position = Forward | class = Junior | career_start = 2010 | height_ft = 6 | height_in = 8 | weight_lb = 237 | nationality = American | birth_date = (1991-03-18) March 18, 1991 (age 26) | birth_place = Washington, D.C | highschool = Horizon High School }} Thomas Earl Robinson (born March 17, 1991) is a college basketball player for the Kansas Jayhawks.

Don Shields (born in 1915) was an All American college basketball player for the Temple Owls men's basketball team. He was also a professional basketball player for the Phillips 66ers, and later became a head coach for the Tulsa Golden Hurricane men's basketball team, and an NCAA referee.

College Basketball Career[edit]

Temple Owls (1935-1938)[edit]

Shields was a college basketball player for the Temple Owls men's basketball team under coach Jim Usilton. He was nicknamed the 'spectacular splinter', and in 1938 led the Owls to victory in the inaugural NIT (National Invitation Tournament) championship game.[3] He was voted as the 'most valuable player' of the tournament, and in 1969 was inducted into the Temple basketball Hall of Fame. During his tenure, Shields achieved All-American honors in 35-36', and again in 37-38', and his Owls compiled a record of 58-14.[4]

Professional career[edit]

Phillips 66ers[edit]

After college, Shields played with the Phillips 66ers (also known as the Phillips Oilers; from Bartlesville, Oklahoma) of the Amateur Athletic Union and the National Industrial Basketball League. His squad won the National AAU Championship in 1940 and 1942.[5]

Coaching career[edit]

Tulsa Golden Hurricanes[edit]

In 1945 through 1947, Don Shields coached the Tulsa Golden Hurricane men's basketball team.[6]

Later career[edit]

Shields later became a college basketball referee and officiated in an NCAA tournament Final four game. He was also the general manager at Mid-Continent Pipeline Co. (which would later be known as Sun Oil Co. and which eventually would become Sunoco.) [7] Don Shields passed away on March 30, 1993.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kansas Jayhawks Men's Basketball". CBS Interactive. 2012. 
  2. ^ "Jeff Withey Profile". ESPN Internet Ventures. 2012. 
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