On Tuesday, Kendall Shives put ink to his intentions to play basketball for Murray State College.
He will join MSC coach Chris McGill and his new Aggie teammates in Tishomingo this fall.
The four-year Silo starter averaged 21.4 points per game during his senior season and finished his high-school career averaging nine rebounds per contest.
Shives’ list of accolades includes being named conference most valuable player, and making the Kingston and Okemah all-tournament teams his senior year.
As a junior, he made the Bryan County and Kingston all-tournament teams and all-conference.
Shives has been selected a Bryan County All-Star since his sophomore year and was named MVP this year. He also was picked as a Kiamichi All-Star.
“He is an outstanding kid,” said head coach Dax Simon. “Kendall has dedicated four years to our sports programs here at Silo. It’s nice to see him get rewarded for it at the college level.”
Shives said he plans to focus his higher education along a path to physical therapy. In the nearer future, he will be trying to help the Rebels win another state baseball championship this weekend.