Javon Grant signs to play Division I basketball at Sam Houston State

Pittsburg's Grant makes his commitment official on Sunday, signing his letter of intent

PITTSBURG, Ks. – Pittsburg standout Javon Grant signs to play DI basketball at Sam Houston State.

“I feel good. I’m just ready to get to work,” Grant says. “I’m ready to get to Texas and get to college and see how the environment is.”

Grant received multiple offers to play junior college ball and two Division I offers. He chooses to make Huntsville, Texas his new home.

“[The coaching staff] hit me with some zoom calls and texts and a lot of facetimes,” Grant says. “They came at me real good, so it just felt like a good fit for me.”

One call, in particular, made the difference.

“I got on [Zoom] with their head coach, Coach Hooten, and the assistant coach, Bailey, and we talked for about 30 minutes to an hour and it was just a really good talk,” Grant says.
“They told me how the offense was run and how’d they put me in the offense and it just felt really good.”‘

Grant’s senior season at Pittsburg High School was very memorable. He was named the “Sports in Kansas” 5A Player of the Year last winter.

“[The coaches] said I’d have a great impact if I came in do what I did, but they also didn’t guarantee me anything,” Grant says. “They said if I came in and did my job, I could make a great impact on the team my freshman year.”

Grant averaged 29.8 points per game at Pittsburg. He finished with eleven 30-point games and three 40-point games. His goals continue to be big, but he is confident.

“I’m trying to get to March Madness,” Grant says. “That’s really my goal. I play basketball and I love it. I don’t feel like I have any pressure.”