Javon Grant has been lighting up the scoreboard for Pittsburg this year, helping lead them to a 13-6 record and 9-2 in league play. Grant is a 5’11” point guard with scoring prowess and incredible playmaking ability. Grant is currently averaging 25 PPG on 58% shooting and 44% shooting from three. One of the best scorers in the state of Kansas, Grant has been starting to hear from Division Two and Division One schools. We were able to catch up with Javon for a quick QnA to discuss how his season has been going.
RLH: How has the season been going for you at Pittsburg?
This season has been fun , we’ve had some ups and downs. I’ve learned how to be a better playmaker.
RLH: You guys are currently 11-6 overall. You guys have had some close games with some really good teams, how are you handling the pressure of the success from last season to this season and those close games?
We are 12-6 overall , 8-2 in league play . I’ve got to play varsity since freshman year and we have had very good runs both my freshman and sophomore season so the seniors that have passed have already helped me for those times and I just kind of got used to the big game and success and the downs .
RLH: You’re one of your teams go-to scorer’s. How are you handling the defenses knowing that you’re the go-to guy on offense?
I feel like every team I step on the court with one of the players ahead I kill and play defense . I’m a good playmaker that can do whatever you need to win , shoot , pass , etc .
RLH: You’ve got a talented teammate in Gavyn, what’s it like knowing you two are one of the top guard duos in Kansas and how’s it like playing with him?
Gavyn and I have been playing ever since I moved to Pittsburg , so I know his strengths and weaknesses and he knows mine . He’s easy to play with . And he’s helped me get better and with everything else .
RLH: If a college coach asked what are the strong parts of your game? What would you say?
I would say that my strong parts are my playmaking ability . I can shoot it well and get my players involved . I’m athletic and very fast with good defense.
RLH: What are you doing to improve as a basketball player?
I’m trying to improve on my pick and roll offense by just getting my mid range way better .
RLH: Are there any updates on your college recruitment? What schools are contacting you the most? Any offers?
Northwestern St , Sioux Falls , Neb-Omaha , Emporia St , and others are in contact with me but no offers yet .