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Chivers keeps college D-I basketball connections alive

Detroit Lakes native Jim Chivers (52)?plays his senior year at Loyola University.

Detroit Lakes native Jim Chivers' college playing days on the hardwood for Division I Loyola University have been done for a while now, but he still has strong connections with the Greyhound program.

Chivers has been calling the Greyhound basketball games as a color analyst over the Internet via

The former Laker basketball scoring leader will be doing a broadcast Wednesday, Dec. 31, for the Greyhound at Duke game, which will be played inside Cameron Arena in North Carolina.

The broadcast will be carried by Baltimore's ESPN 1200 flagship radio station, as well at

Chivers started 15 games his senior season, including the last eight games of the season.

He played in all 28 games, averaging 19.2 minutes per contest, and matched his career-high point total with 11 points at Siena.

In 2002-03, he played in all 28 games for the Greyhounds, while averaging 2.9 points and 2.5 rebounds in 14.3 minutes per game.

He registered a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds versus Iona and went 4-for-4 from the field that game, adding an assist and a blocked shot.

Chivers also finished with 10 blocked shots, had eight steals, including a career-high three steals versus Rider.

In 2001-02, the former Laker played in every game but one as a freshman, and started versus Loyola in a victory at Fairleigh Dickinson.

He hit first career three-pointer in that game, which Loyola won 74-63.

Before Loyola, Chivers attended St. Thomas More Preparatory School in Connecticut as a postgraduate, during the 2000-01 academic year.

His team won the New England Prep School championship in 2001.

Chivers was a four-year letterwinner at Detroit Lakes High School, and finished as the school's all-time leading scorer and rebounder, with Adam Thielen since becoming the Lakers' all-time leading scorer.

Chivers was a two-time all-conference player and an preseason all-state pick his senior year, and set a school record with 39 points in a game in 1999.