Stock rising for Bess

The stock is rising for Javon Bess, and the talented wing has made a few visits recently.

Three-star wing Javon Bess is putting together a very solid summer with All-Ohio Red. The Gahanna (Ohio) Lincoln standout recently added a scholarship offer and his stock continues to be on the rise.

"It is a new team this year so at first we were all getting used to each other, so I kind of started off slow, but then we started to pick it up," said Bess. "I had a big weekend at Spiece at the beginning of May, and since then I have been picking it up a lot."

At 6-foot-5 and 185 pounds with long arms and a passion for the game, Bess is very versatile on both ends of the floor. Bess says he is continuing to refine his game as well.

"Basically I have been trying to get better with my shot and my ball handling," said Bess. "I know if I can be a better ball handler and play point guard than my stock can rise a lot."

When it comes to his recruitment, Bess says things are getting a lot busier for him.

"The schools talking to me the most would be Dayton, Butler, Kent State, Akron, Xavier, Iowa, and Rutgers," listed Bess.

In the last week Bess has been on Dayton's campus for a team camp and an unofficial visit and he says he is building a very strong relationship with the Flyers.

"I am building a real strong relationship with them," Bess explained. "Coach (Kevin) Kuwik has been with me since the beginning and we have built a real strong relationship. Also guys like Jalen Robinson and Jordan Sibert played for All-Ohio, then Devon Scott is from Columbus so I know him real well also."

Bess has also made a visit to Butler in the past, and he says the Bulldogs will be taking a close look at him during July.

"I visited Butler as well, and they say they need a perimeter player so they are going to come to the Peach Jam and watch me play," said Bess.

For now Bess has no more visit plans, and says he will then take some trips after July before making a college decision.

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