2021 point guard Javon Grant of Pittsburgh (KS) picked up his first Division I offer recently from Bryant.
Grant, a 5-foot-11 point guard, announced the scholarship offer on Twitter, and said it was a blessing for both him and his family.
“It was just a blessing knowing the work I put in paid off,” Grant said. “For my family, they were just as excited as me. I have some real good support and just a blessing for real with many more to come.”
Along with Bryant, Southeast Missouri State, SIU-Edwardsville, VMI, Rogers State and Emporia State are also recruiting him, and many of them like his game on both sides of the floor.
“Coaches usually like the style of how I play just fast, uptempo and playing defense,” he said. “And they usually say on my film how I can create shots for myself or any other players on my team.”
Grant, so far in his career, checks a lot of boxes for college basketball coaches, but improving his pick-and-roll reads should help his recruitment moving forward and that’s been a focus of his going forward.
“I’ve been working on my pick and rolls…like reading the defense while coming off a ball screen,” Grant explained. “So many options through that. So I’ve been trying to master that and I’ve also been trying to get my mid-range better, and just getting stronger.”
Right now, Grant remains open in the recruiting process and doesn’t have any plans to narrow down or decide soon. He does, however, have a good idea of what kind of school he’s looking for when he does decide to commit.
“Just really got to get a good vibe from the coaching staff, my playing time coming in and just like what’s their plan for my future and stuff like that,” he said. “And obviously, who they already have on the team or what kind of team they are bringing in.”