Fit, Relationship & Damian Lilliard helped sell Tavian Percy on Weber State

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Former New Mexico sophomore guard Tavian Percy is headed to Weber State.

He chose the Wildcats over IUPUI, UT-Chattanooga, Southern Illinois and Radford.

“They were one of the first schools that reached out to me in the beginning and stayed consistent throughout the recruitment process,” Percy said. “The coaches are big on relationships and I liked the fact that they took the time to really make a good relationship with my family and I.”

The 6-foot-5 guard from Miami, Florida, played 46 games for the Lobos over the past two seasons but he averaged less than 10 minutes per game throughout his two years with the program. At Weber State, that will change because Percy feels like Weber State is a great place, both on-and-off the court.

“I think I’ll fit in great. The coaches felt like I was that missing wing piece,” Percy explained. “The overall atmosphere is great and I know for sure most of us have something to prove, and we all want to bring a Big Sky championship to Weber.”

Along with the fit, and relationship, was also another selling point for Percy. NBA All-Star Damian Lilliard’s track record at Weber State was another selling point that he will use a motivation to get him to where he wants to be in the future.

“It was definitely appealing,” he said. “But also motivational because you know how hard he worked to get where he’s at. So that’s the culture we’re going to have…’chip on our shoulder.'”

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