Bess taking his time

The three-star prospect has several offers on the table, including Western Kentucky.

Class of 2014 All Ohio standout Javon Bess is taking his time with his college decision.

Western Kentucky, Dayton, Richmond, UMass, Duqeusne, Cleveland State, Saint Joseph's and Indiana State among others have all extended offers to the three-star prospect.

But he hasn't narrowed his list of schools down just yet.

"Everything's still open right now," Bess said. "I'll probably forsure visit Dayton, I've already taken an unofficial there and I liked it a lot.

"I'm not sure where else I'll visit yet."

Playing on the EYBL circuit against some of the top competition in the country was a unique experience for the rising senior.

He averaged 9.6 points per game at the 2013 EYBL Finals, shooting 41 percent from the field and 36 percent from 3-point range while also contributing 6.2 rebounds a game for All Ohio Red.

"It was amazing," Bess said. "Every game is like a championship game.

"When you go to a lot of tournaments, sometimes the first couple of games aren't so good. But at EYBL, you have to bring it every single game."

While he's taking his time right now in recruiting process, the 6-foot-5 prospect has already thought about one factor he's looking for in a school.

"I'm looking for a school that's guard-oriented," he said. "Using their guards a lot and getting up and down the court."

Scout national recruiting analyst Brian Snow watched Bess play at the AAU Super Showcase in Orlando, Fla.

"A do it all type of wing, Bess had a good showing in an evening win," said Snow, in a recap from the tournament. "Bess was getting to the rim and making plays off the bounce.

"Though clearly not a point guard, Bess does have pretty decent floor vision and is someone who can make plays with the pass for teammates."

Bess said he currently doesn't have any type of timeline set for his decision.

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