Pearl River fills big need with latest signee

Pearl River fills big need with latest signee

POPLARVILLE, Miss. — Pearl River's 2020 signing class just got a big boost with the Wildcats' latest signee.

Coach Scotty Fletcher announced on Tuesday that his staff has signed 6-foot-3 Biloxi standout Marcavia Shavers.

Shavers joins a signing class that already includes Pearl's Keshunti Nichols, Puckett's Alliyah Gray and Meridian's Tymesha Reed.

"I am beyond excited about the signing of Marcavia. She is a proven winner who comes from a great program and Coach Devin Hill does a phenomenal job with his program," Fletcher said. "Marcavia and her family will have a huge impact on our campus, community and program."

Shavers was a difference maker for the BHS Indians as a senior. Shavers averaged 13.4 points and nine rebounds a night for the Indians and finished the year with 17 double doubles.

She was named the Region 7-6A Offensive Player of the Year.

Shavers averaged 10.8 ppg and 11.2 rpg as a junior and was selected to the Sun Herald All-South Mississippi Team.

For her prep career, Shavers eclipsed 1,000 points and nearly 900 rebounds.

Shavers was also named to the Mississippi Association of Coaches North-South All-Star Game and the South Mississippi All-Star Game.

"Her playing resume speaks for itself and we can't wait to get her on campus," Fletcher said. "She is someone we identified early on and knew she was the type of person and player that we wanted to join the Wildcat Family. Coach Caroline Lumpkin did a good job developing a strong relationship early on."

Shavers will help fill the void left by graduating forwards Meah Monroe (Reserve, La.; East St. John) and Shania Wright (Clinton).

"She will impact the game on both ends of the floor with her scoring ability and rebounding and we feel certain the Wildcat Nation will enjoy watching her play," Fletcher said.

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