Athletes Of The Week

ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

January 31, 2007

BOYS

Johnathan McCullum

Carver, basketball

The 6-foot-4 junior forward combined for 27 points, 33 rebounds and 11 blocks last week during two Baltimore City League games. The victories, over Reginald Lewis and then-No. 5 Walbrook, improved the Bears' record to 7-8. Carver had won six of its previous seven games before an 82-79 setback to City last night. In the 70-37 rout of Reginald Lewis on Jan. 23, McCullum scored 15 points and grabbed 20 rebounds. In Friday night's win over visiting Walbrook, McCullum had 12 points, 13 rebounds and 11 blocked shots. Also a cross country runner, McCullum is in only his second season of organized basketball, and in his first season on the Bears varsity. "I spotted him in physical education class and talked him out for the team," Carver coach Greg Warren said. "I thought his frame was just so long, and that he had some ability, and I'm glad he's proving that I was right."

Others considered --Tyler Bulger, Howard, wrestling; Abe Hunter, Broadneck, wrestling; Ryan Shea, Mount St. Joseph, swimming.

Girls

Shannel Shivers

Aberdeen, basketball

The 5-foot-11 senior forward-guard led the Eagles to two wins last week with 46 points, 41 rebounds, 11 blocks, 11 steals and seven assists. After missing the season's first three games, all losses, Shivers has helped the Eagles go 8-2. Last week, she had 21 points, 20 rebounds, six blocks and five steals in a 72-23 win over Harford Tech, and 25 points, 21 rebounds, five blocks and six steals in a 73-66 overtime victory against North Harford. An Amateur Athletic Union veteran of the Baltimore Cougars, Shivers averages 15.0 points, 12.4 rebounds, 4.2 blocks and 4.9 steals and shoots 55 percent from the field. Shivers, who has a 3.8 grade point average, also plays volleyball and was a second-team All-Metro selection last spring in track and field after winning the state Class 3A title in the shot put and finishing second in the discus.

Others considered --Michaele Dunn, Edgewood, basketball; Erica Harrigan, Milford Mill, basketball; Liz McCarter, Mount Hebron, track.

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