Govan adds offers

Jessie Govan keeps pulling in high level offers, and is hoping to make big strides this high school season.

One of the best low post scorers in the 2015 class is Jessie Govan. The 6-foot-9 space eater had a good summer with the New York Lightning, and now he is looking to follow it up with another solid high school season. College coaches have been dropping by all fall, and Govan continues to pick up offers.

Playing a solid role on a team that qualified for Peach Jam, Govan got a good experience at the highest level of AAU basketball.

"It was a great experience playing in the EYBL," said Govan. "You are playing against a great player or few players every game so there is great competition. I think I had a good AAU season, and I just want to keep on improving."

Given his size, good hands, and scoring touch, it is no surprise that a lot of schools have made their way out to see him already.

"Seton Hall, Connecticut, Louisville, Hofstra, St. John's, Pittsburgh, and Fordham have been by the school," said Govan. "I talk to Seton Hall, Connecticut, Louisville, and Miami a lot."

When it comes to unofficial visits, Govan says two are coming up next month.

"I haven't made any visits yet but I am going to Seton Hall on October 12 and Connecticut on October 18 for their Midnight Madness event," Govan explained.

Seton Hall already has two of Govan's AAU teammates as well as five-star Isaiah Whitehad in the fold for 2014, and they are hoping to follow it up with Govan as the centerpiece of their 2015 haul.

"They are a great program in the Big East, and they recruit the New York area well," Govan explained. "They already have a few guys that played with me during the summer with Khadeen (Carrington) and Angel (Delgado). It would be comfortable for me if I was to go there since I would know people there."

Under longtime coach Jim Calhoun, Connecticut seemed to make New York City a second home, and now Kevin Ollie is hoping to do the same thing.

"I just want to see the campus and the practice facility," said Govan of the Huskies. "Also I want to see the atmosphere because Midnight Madness should be really loud and energetic. I have been in touch with Coach Ollie and Coach (Ricky) Moore a lot. We text a lot and stay in contact."

Louisville is one of Govan's latest offers, and Coach Rick Pitino has been showing him significant attention recently.

"It has been an honor because they are national champions," said Govan of hearing from Louisville. "Coach Pitino came to my open gym last week and offered me then. It was a great session and he had a great presentation. It was great talking to him."

For now Govan is in no hurry to make a decision, however he does know what he is looking for in a school.

"I am just looking for great coaches and teammates," said Govan. "Also I want to go to a good academic school. I am also looking for a place that uses their big guys a lot."

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