HORN GIRLS BASKETBALL JASMINE SHAVERS

Horn senior Jasmine Shavers recently announced her verbal commitment to play basketball at Mississippi State University.

Horn’s Jasmine Shavers has attracted the attention of opponents since the moment she stepped foot on the court as a freshman.

The players lining up to guard her have not been the only ones, as college programs from across the nation have also tried to get on Shavers’ radar.

Shavers entertained offers from all over the country, but she put the speculation of her future to an end on Friday, announcing on Twitter that she is committing to SEC powerhouse Mississippi State.

According to ESPN, Shavers is ranked as the fourth-best player in the state and 60th-best in the nation and also considered Arizona, Northwestern, Kentucky, North Carolina, Rutgers, Tennessee and Texas Tech.

Earlier this year, Shavers led Horn to its 18th consecutive playoff appearance and was named 11-6A offensive player of the year.

Shavers continued to be one of the most explosive scorers in the area, averaging 18.9 points per game, including a 37-point outing against Mansfield Summit and a 34-point effort against Irving MacArthur.

The 5-10 guard showed off her versatility, running the offense at point guard and averaging 5.6 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 3.5 steals per game as Horn posted a 18-14 record, including a 10-2 mark in 11-6A, where it finished second to Tyler Lee.

Shavers made an immediate impact as a freshman, scoring 8.1 points per game for the district champion Jaguars in earning first-team all-district honors.

There was no sophomore slump for Shavers, as she recorded 13.4 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists per contest to again be selected to the 11-6A first team.

Shavers is expected to join a loaded Mississippi State program under head coach Nikki McCray-Penson, who led the Lady Bulldogs to the NCAA state championship game in 2017 and 2018 and to the Elite Eight last year.

  

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