Agra’s Casey McIver: Character Counts Presented By Central Electric Cooperative

Even as an underclassman, Agra senior Casey McIver has been the Bearcats leader on the basketball court.

McIver leads the Bearcats at the point guard position, where he has started the past three seasons. At 7-8 this season, the Bearcats have fallen into a rough patch in the past few games, but McIver is ready for the challenge to bring them up to speed come postseason play. “We started off good, but we kind of lost ourselves the past couple of weeks,” McIver said. “But I know we’re going to find it soon.”

McIver has been named to the All-Conference team two years in a row and describes his game as facilitating the ball to his team and, when needed, using his speed and athleticism to score.

McIver also plays baseball in the Fall and Spring for the Bearcats, where he has started since his freshman year. The past two seasons, he’s started at catcher and is excited for his final season with a new coach. “We’re a lot more put together,” McIver said. “I expect us to do pretty good and make it to the Area Tournament at the least.”

Once McIver’s career at Agra is over, he wants to continue playing basketball, which is by far his favorite sport. “My getaway is basketball,” McIver said. “I love it. I’m always watching it.”

McIver has a couple of tryouts with teams in March, and he’s committed to trying to walk on if need be. Whether he’s playing basketball or not, he wants to stick around sports and the game of basketball. “Being a physical therapist or personal trainer and working with college players would be sweet,” McIver said. “My sister has her own business in personal training, so I’d be following her footsteps.”

McIver credits his older brother, Dalton, for his continued success on the court and consistent work ethic off the court. “He played several sports at Agra, and he was super good and went to college to play basketball,” McIver said. “I’ve just always looked up to him. He’s been teaching me ever since I was little and comes to several of my games every year.”