After recently re-opening his college recruitment, Shadow Mountain High School's highly skilled and high powered 6-foot-2 unsigned senior point guard prospect Marcus Shaver has now emerged as the top overall unsigned 2017 prospect in the West after his stellar performance this weekend in Las Vegas.
While playing in the West Coast Elite Unsigned Senior/JUCO Showcase event in Vegas this past weekend, Shaver electrified the coaches, scouts and media in attendance with his superior overall play - turning in an amazing peformance that put everyone in attendance in amazement.
Shaver showcased his new and improve physical frame which he has developed through many hours of hard work and weigthlifting. He also showed off his superb ability to score and pass the basketball with excellent efficiency from anywhere on the floor. Shaver scored almost at will against older competition and proved that he is almost unguardable one-on-one.
This young man's terrific prowess as a guard prospect is glaring, and he has proven that he will be an immediate impact guard at any level of college. As a result, it will be very interesting to see where he lands for college.
The majority of college coaches in attendance for the unsigned player event were there to see Shaver perform, and he did not disappoint them - earning Tournament MVP honors from everyone in attendance this weekend.
Shaver was followed all weekend by University of Portland head coach Terry Porter and his staff. Shaver has already visited the Portland program, and advised me that he really likes the idea of playing for someone like Porter, an NBA legend at the point guard position.
For his efforts this weekend, Shaver received a scholarship offer from Fordham University. He also has an offer from Eastern Michigan and Hawaii. Seton Hall, Boise State University and New Mexico have also expressed serious interest in Shaver, with many more schools in hot pursuit now.
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.
I will keep you posted as Shaver's college recruitment 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.