Shivers scored a team high 17 points in the Capital Classic preliminary game on April 21.
Henry A. Wise High School senior Keith Shivers lead the Suburban All-Stars in a 109-101 victory over the District All-Stars in Saturday’s preliminary game of the 39th Annual Capital Classic basketball tourney, reported the Gazette. “In my opinion, he was the MVP tonight,” said Wise’s Suburban All-Stars coach Rob Garner. Shivers, who has already garnered the interest of basketball programs at Morgan State, Howard, Hampton, Delaware, Mount St. Mary’s and Loyola, is hoping his play during the classic will draw even more college recruits to his doorstep, reported the Gazette. “That’s what my intentions were, to promote myself and get schools to say, ‘Hey, I want that kid,’” said Shivers. Read the full story at the Gazette.
Bowie girls get a bye, the boys will play Oxon Hill in the first round.
The Maryland basketball state playoff seeding draw was held at Columbia’s Long Reach High School on Sunday, officially announcing first-round playoff match-ups for all boys and girls teams in every division, 1A through 4A. In Maryland, every team is eligible for post-season play. Playoffs are broken up by Class A designation, and then further bracketed by state location (north, south, east and west). Generally in each location (for example 3A West), the teams with the four best records are given the top four seeds and receive a bye in first-round play. The rest of the teams are seeded at random and matched up against one another in the first round. The Bowie girls team finished first in their division, and will enjoy a bye for the first …