The state of Alabama has generally known as a place where football is the sport where much of the focus is zoned in on.  In the past few years, the state has become a place where basketball is beginning to take shape as a place where national basketball talent has been showcased.  2022 F/C Will Shaver is in line to become the next big recruit out of the state and he has quite the game to back it up.  The Oak Mountain High School standout in Birmingham, is up for the challenge and when it all said and done his imprint on the state could be one that has a lasting positive impact.  

Shaver’s game can be summed up in one word and that is consistent.  The minute that he steps on the floor he creates unbelievable matchup problems for his opponents.  Standing 6’10 and 245 pounds he is as an elite talent from a skill standpoint that you will find at his size.  He can catch and finish in the post with ease around the basket.  He has a natural feel for the game and does not force the issue when has the ball in his hands.  He understands how to keep the ball high and away from smaller defenders and can also spin baseline to avoid double teams.  He has a soft touch on his jump shot and has put in the work over the past year to increase his range on his jump shot.  He is now able to catch and face away from the basket and consistently knock down shots which makes it even more difficult to matchup against him.  He is a great passer out of the post.  He is big enough to see over the double teams and finds him teammates in scoring positions.  

He is just as good on the defensive end of the floor as he is offensively.  He plays extremely hard and takes pride in playing defense.  It is not uncommon to see him diving on the floor for loos balls as well as getting a key defensive rebound in a crucial part of the game.  He will do what ever is needed for his team to win.  He moves his feet well and does not gamble and get silly fouls.  He protects the rim very well and uses his body well from a defensive standpoint.  He has the skillset to compete at just about any high-level university and many of them are targeting him as a top priority for the 2022 recruiting class.  

His outstanding play over the past 6 months has landed him scholarship offers from a group of impressive universities.  Some of the schools that have targeted the standout players are Alabama, Florida St, Georgetown, Iowa St, and Samford.  Recently he has picked up scholarship offers from Stanford, UAB, Vanderbilt, and Virginia Tech.  We fully expect this list to continue to grow as he continues to improve his skills and prove that he belongs in the conversation of being top 50 recruit nationally.