Phoenix Shadow Mountain senior point guard Marcus Shaver is looking for another Division I college after being released from his letter of intent with UC Santa Barbara after Gauchos coach Bob Williams didn’t have his contract renewed.
Shaver, 6-foot-3, who signed with the Gauchos in November, made azcentral sports’ All-Arizona basketball team after helping Shadow Mountain go 27-0 and capture its third state championship in four years.
He is getting ready with his Shadow Mountain teammates for next week’s Dick’s Sporting Goods High School Nationals eight-team tournament in New York.
UC Santa Barbara went 6-22 this season but had been to the NCAA Tournament three times since 2002 under the 63-year-old Williams.
“As for right now, I am not looking at any particular schools,” said Shaver, who averaged 22.4 points, 2.5 assists and 2.7 steals for the Matadors. “I am focused on the Dick’s Nationals next week. When I get back, I will focus on recruiting.”
Shaver said he is speaking with a number of schools that are interested.
Assistant coach Mike Warren said that he heard that Utah, Colorado and Clemson have shown interest.
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