Govan has strong showing at EYBL

Jessie Govan had a strong weekend at EYBL Sacramento. His offense was on display and his effort led to two new scholarship offers.

One of the players that confirmed his legitimacy as a top 50 player at the Nike EYBL Sacramento event this past weekend was 6-foot-10 big man Jessie Govan.

Playing for the New York Lightning, Govan, a standout at Bronx (N.Y.) Wings Academy, flashed his offensive ability on the block.

"I've gotten tougher, more athletic and my game has improved," Govan told

"When I'm on, I'm on," he added. "My low post game, I think I have a lot of moves out of the post. I feel like I can lead my team when necessary. I'm a good passer and I just try to lead my team."

When Govan gets post touches, he favors a jump hook.

"I haven't seen anyone stop it consistently," Govan said about his go-to move.

Govan told that Connecticut, Georgetown, Seton Hall and Miami are recruiting him the hardest. All four have offered him a scholarship.

Following his strong performance this past weekend, Syracuse and N.C. State offered him a scholarship.

"They're a great school," he said about Syracuse. "It's good to have them on the east coast and relatively close to home. Coach [Jim] Boeheim is a great coach. He has a winning tradition. [Syracuse] is always up in the rankings every year. To have them offer is a real honor."

"N.C. State is also a great school," Govan said. "They play in probably the best conference in college basketball in the ACC, so if I would decide to go there I would be tested each game, they're also at a good range to home, which is a plus."

Govan also cited interest from Arizona, Ohio State, Louisville, Cincinnati, Notre Dame and Kansas State.

"I'm wide open," he said. "I'm going to take it slow and enjoy my recruiting process and hopefully make my decision by my senior year."

"I'm going to cut down my list at the end of the summer and when I feel 100-percent comfortable I'm going to commit," Govan added.

To date, Govan has taken visits to Seton Hall and Connecticut. He's planning to visit Georgetown this coming weekend.

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