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Pittsburg’s Grant commits to Sam Houston State; aims to prove himself at Division I level

PITTSBURG, Kan. – Pittsburg High School standout Javon Grant has made his college decision – announcing on Saturday he will continue his basketball career at Sam Houston State.

“Coach Bailey and coach Hooten…they were on me even before they offered me,” Grant says, “I had zoom calls with them and felt great vibes. They came to watch me in Indianapolis at an AAU tournament, and that was big for me.”

Grant was one of the best players in Kansas at Pittsburg High School. He was named the “Sports in Kansas” 5A Player of the Year as a senior.

He received numerous offers to play junior college ball and two Division I offers; Bryant University and Sam Houston State.

“I most definitely felt under-recruited,” Grant says, “It definitely motivates me. All I needed was the right offer, and I got it from Sam Houston State.”

The 5A Player of the Year had a monster senior season at Pittsburg last winter, posting 29.8 points-per-game. He also added 5.7 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 2.8 steals per contest. He finished the season with eleven 30-point games and three 40-point games.

In other words, he can score.

“That was another thing that drew me to Sam Houston State,” Grant says, “Talking with the coaching staff…they told me what they thought of my game and talked to me about the offense they ran. I really think I can thrive there.”

He’s already proven himself at the high school level. Now, Grant wants to do the same at the highest level in the college game.

“I just want to help the team win and get to the tournament. That’s my goal,” Grant finishes, “I don’t remember having a losing record, and I’ve been playing for a long time. I want to have an impact. Maybe I can break some records and win some awards, too. I want everybody to remember me, from the fans to the coaching staff and everybody else, but at the end of the day, I just want to keep winning.”

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