Nevil Shed (born in Bronx, New York) attended Morris High school in 1962. He was a member of the Texas Western Miners (now named University of Texas at El Paso) team that won the 1966 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament National Championship. The team was coached by Don Haskins. The Miners made history for being the first team to start an all African-American lineup in the Championship game. Being 6 foot 8 inches, Shed was one of the starters in the lineup. His basketball nickname was, "the shadow". Glory Road (film), the Disney blockbuster, chronicles the team's outstanding journey; Shed is played by Al Shearer. After playing at Texas Western, Shed was drafted by the Boston Celtics. He was on the starting lineup of that team as well. His career ended with a bang when he tore up his leg while attempting a lay up at a game. He later became an assistant coach for his college coach, Don Haskins at Texas Western. Nevil Shed is currently working at a Spurs Camp in San Antonio, Texas. In the 2006 film Glory Road about the 1966 Championship team, Shed was portrayed by Al Shearer.
... Shed has lived in the San Antonio area for the last 25 years and served as a Coordinator for Student Activities at the University of Texas at San Antonio University Center ... Shed is also a coach at the San Antonio Spurs Basketball Camp. 20/23 Orsten Artis 24 Willie Worsley 32/33 Nevil Shed 42/43 Dave Lattin 44 Harry Flournoy Head Coach Don Haskins Assistant Coach Moe Iba ...
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