Greenway High School's sharp-shooting 6-foot-3, 170-pound senior guard Scotty Shaver is mulling over his options for college, especially after receiving another scholarship offer for himself this week. With several offers on the table for himself, Shaver received an offer from a new local college program in the valley.
This week, after taking a visit to the school, Shaver received an offer from Ottawa University and their new head coach Matt Heeley. Heely has been a very successful coach in his career, and he made the decision to leave a successful program to take over a new program in Arizona. Heeley has been busy since arriving to the state, in preparation for his first season at the new college program.
In the process of building his team for next fall, Heeley saw fit to offer Shaver as one of his first recruits to the new program.
"It is really an honor," said Shaver. "I really liked my visit to the school and it gives me a chance to stay close to home."
Shaver currently possesses offers from Monmouth University, North Central University and Sagu University. He is also still receiving strong interest from Arizona Christian University.
Shaver advised me that he is still unsure of what he will do, but he is happy to have options for himself.
Shaver is a hard-nosed guard prospect that plays to win and will do whatever it takes to lead his team to victory. Shaver handles the basketball and makes plays for himself and others with very good court vision. He also has excellent range on his shot.
Shaver had a challenging senior season at Greenway as the team failed to qualify for the state playoffs, and also lost their assistant coach and former Iowa State star college guard Gary Thompkins just before the high school season to an untimely death.
"It was a tough season for me," said Shaver. "I am really looking forward to the future."
Shaver is the son of another long-time coach in the valley, his father Scott Shaver. As a result, the younger Shaver has been around the game all of his life - a feature that benefits him nicely as he is a gym rat. Shaver loves the game of basketball and works very hard on his game to progress as a player.
Shaver is also a bright young man with a great attitude on and off the floor. He is also a very good student and carries a 3.5 CUM GPA.
Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report: Shaver is a big-time competitor from the point guard position on the floor - a floor general and leader for his team. He is a very good ball handler and passer that sees plays before they happen. He is also an excellent shooter of the basketball, his best asset as a player. He has a pure shooting stroke and has nice range on his shot. He is able to stretch the defense nicely and is a threat from anywhere on the floor. At 6-3, Shaver is able to play either guard spot on the floor. He is very crafty as a player, and also is effective as a scorer as well - capable of creating scoring opportunities for himself off the dribble as well. He still needs to improve his overall quickness as a player on both ends of the floor to reach his maximum potential as a player. A fiery competitor, Shaver competes hard on both ends of the floor, and takes pride in his play and is a winner. This young man has won at every level he has played growing up, and he has also competed against the state's best prospects over time - helping him to develop as a player.