Recently, as a result of a new staff taking over at UC-Santa Barbara, Shadow Mountain High School's talented and gifted 6-foot-1 senior point guard Marcus Shaver decided to re-open his college recruitment and go back on the recruiting board. This weekend, Shaver has decided to take an official recruiting visit to a rising program in the West Coast Conference (WCC).
This weekend, Shavers will take an official recruiting visit to the University of Portland, where former NBA player and head coach Terry Porter and his staff will host the superb guard prospect - looking to reel in Shaver to the program.
Shaver originally signed this fall with UC-Santa Barbara, but when the current staff's contract was not extended, Shaver decided to re-open his college recruitment. UC-Santa Barbara long-time head coach Bob Williams was released from his contract with the UCSB program at the end of this season.
Shaver moved back to the state of Arizona this fall after playing as a junior in the state of Texas. Shaver played his freshman and sophomore seasons at St. Mary's High School, before leaving the state to transfer high schools.
Shaver is among the best available guards in the West. I expect many more programs to get involved with him the longer he is on the recruiting board. Shavers is a definite hot prospect for college programs in pursuit of a high-powered division-I guard prospect. Shaver is a big-time athletic talent with a superb skillset.
I will keep you posted as this story continues to unfold, and bring you any updates as they continue to develop.
Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report: Shaver is a big-time athletic talent at the guard position, and is capable of playing both guard positions, as a result, of his ability to score the basketball at a very high rate. He plays above the rim in the open floor and is a superb athletic talent that has excellent work ethic on and off the basketball court. A big-time scorer with the basketball in his hands, Shaver is able to make plays for himself and others almost at will. A very good shooter of the basketball with excellent range on his shot, Shaver is difficult to defend one-on-one, as a result of his ability to score off the dribble and make plays in the paint, where he is an excellent finisher. A very good rebounder for his size. He pushjes the basketball on the break at a high rate and applies serious pressure on opposing defenses. An excellent on-the-ball defender that also plays passing lanes. A potential lock-down defender at the next level. An excellent ball handler and passer that sees the floor. An excellent sleeper prospect that should become an immediate contributor - regardless of the level he lands at. Has gotten it done nationally against the countries top competition.