Bess setting visits

Three-star wing Javon Bess was a top performer for All-Ohio Red during July, and now he is beginning to focus on his college decision.

No player from the state of Ohio saw his stock go up more than Gahanna (Ohio) Lincoln standout Javon Bess. Playing with All-Ohio Red, Bess began really opening eyes with his play, and now the 6-foot-5 wing is picking up offers and setting visits.

"I think July went okay," said Bess. "We could have done better as a team, especially at Peach Jam, but overall it was pretty cool."

In the spring Bess had mostly mid-major offers, and then Dayton offered in June. Along with the Flyers, several others have come in and joined the fray.

"Definitely Dayton, Texas Tech, Xavier, Toledo, and now Kansas State are the schools I am hearing from the most," said Bess.

Bess says he has a visit set up with Kansas State of October 12, and though the Wildcats haven't been recruiting him for too long, he is building a solid relationship with their coaching staff.

"Just talking to the coaches I just felt they were sincere and genuine in that I will have an opportunity to come in and play early," said Bess. "They really don't have a lot of guards my size, so I would have a good chance to come in right away and play."

The school that has been on Bess the most consistently is Dayton, and he has an excellent bond with the UD coaches already.

"I have a close relationship with every coach on the staff," said Bess. "I talk to Coach (Kevin) Kuwik a lot, and then I also talk to Coach (Archie) Miller a lot. They have a real good program, and they were at like all of my games in July."

Also Xavier is a program that has really turned up the heat on Bess, and he likes what they have to offer.

"Xavier is a real good program," explained Bess. "They go to the tournament like every year. I also feel I could fit in well there because they also don't have a lot of my guards my size, so I could come in and help right away."

For now the three-star small forward doesn't want to rush into anything, and says nothing is set in stone in terms of when he hopes to make a decision.

"Really I don't have a timeline right now, but these next few months I am going to start taking visits," explained Bess. "My parents and I have been talking, and we decided now is the time to take visits and see everything."


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