Recruiting Report: Grant Shivvers (2016)
An intriguing 6-foot-5 wing out of Dallas Center-Grimes, Grant Shivvers is a rangy and versatile prospect, who hasn’t yet come close to reaching his full potential as a player. After a summer with Iowa Battlers 17U, and a year…
An intriguing 6-foot-5 wing out of Dallas Center-Grimes, Grant Shivvers is a rangy and versatile prospect, who hasn’t yet come close to reaching his full potential as a player.
After a summer with Iowa Battlers 17U, and a year of varsity on a state tournament qualifier under his belt, he has seen some — albeit slight — interest roll in.
“My coach said a few colleges have looked at me, but just mostly D3 so far,” said Shivvers. “Honestly I don't know what schools.”
The lengthy prospect says his summer with Iowa Battlers was beneficial for him, and most importantly he learned to become a more physical player.
“They helped improve my confidence and taught me to be more physical when attacking the hoop. I formed great bonds with the players as well, and loved spending time with them on and off the court,” he said. “I think I did my best in passing and moving the ball around and then cutting and moving without the ball.”
With great size and length, Shivvers is able to play nearly all positions at the high school level, but projects as more of a wing at the college level.
“Its hard to describe my position, I say I'm a wing but I play big for high school ball because I'm the tallest, but I also can bring the ball up and push on the fast breaks,” said Shivvers. “I like to describe myself as more of a slasher. My strengths as a player is my length and sharing the ball, always looking for my open teammate.”
Last season with the Mustangs, Shivvers came off the bench and averaged 2.3 points and 3.3 rebounds, he also chipped in with just north of a steal per game. This season he looks to have a much-increased role.
“My role at DCG will be to rebound, put up a consistent amount of points per game and play as hard as I can for as long as I can,” he said. “It'll be different from last season because I'll be starting, and I wasn't asked to score a lot last year, just go in and play hard as my coach told me.”
“My goals for this season are to make it back to state. I also think it'd be cool to get my name out there a little and get recognized by colleges. Overall I wanna have a year to remember and just to have fun playing in front of our whole school and fans.”