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Javon Bess
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Javon Bess 2825243
Position: Guard/Forward
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 220
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Columbus, Ohio
High School: Gahanna Lincoln
Other College: Michigan State
Major: Communication

2017-18 • Junior | Game-by-Game Stats
• One of two Billikens who started all 33 games.
• A-10 All-Defensive team honoree.
• Led the Billikens in scoring (13.3 ppg) and total rebounds (244).
• Finished seventh in the A-10 in rebounding and 22nd in scoring.
• Led the A-10 in free throws made (160) and free throws attempted (211).
• Was eighth in the A-10 in minutes played with 1,195 (36.2 mpg), which ranks among the most in a single season in SLU history.
• Shot 75.8 percent (160-211) from the charity stripe.
• Second on the Billikens in assists (72) and steals (41).
• Recorded seven double-doubles on the year.
• Named to the 2K Classic All-Tournament team after scoring 22 points against Virginia Tech and 16 points against Providence at Madison Square Garden.
• Led the Billikens with 22 points and added 10 boards for a double-double at Butler.
• Turned in 20 points and posted a career-high five steals in the win over Murray State.
• Posted a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds against SEMO.
• Had four-straight double-doubles in the A-10 season against Fordham, St. Bonaventure, La Salle and Richmond.
• Grabbed a career-best 16 rebounds at St. Bonaventure.
• Scored 13 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for another double-double against George Washington.

2015-16 • Sophomore (Michigan State University)
• Appeared in 32 games (13 starts).
• Was a 43.1 percent shooter from the field while averaging 2.9 ppg.
• Scored a career-high 16 points against Arkansas Pine-Bluff on 6-of-7 shooting from the floor.
• Pulled down a career-best nine rebounds against Boise State.
• Scored 13 points thanks in part to a 9-of-12 performance from the stripe against Eastern Michigan.

2014-15 • Freshman (Michigan State University)
• Appeared in all 12 games (three starts).
• Missed 27 games due to an injured foot, including the first 10 games and the final 17 games of the season.
• Started three-consecutive Big Ten games against Maryland, Penn State and Nebraska and averaged 5.0 ppg during that stretch.
• Posted a season-high nine points at Nebraska.
• Hit both of his shots from the field en route to eight points against The Citadel.
• Grabbed a season-high eight rebounds against Texas Southern.

• Named Ohio’s Division I co-Player of the Year at Gahanna Lincoln High School.
• Associated Press Division I first-team selection and was the 2014 Central District Player of the Year.
• Averaged 22 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists as a senior while shooting a remarkable 65 percent from the field.
• Helped team to an 18-5 record his senior season.
• As a junior, turned in 18.5 ppg, 7.5 rpg and 2.5 apg.
• Picked up honorable-mention All-State honors his junior season after helping team to the regional finals.
• Over the final 16 games of the season, averaged a double-double with 18 ppg and 10 rpg.
• Played at Pinkerington Central as a sophomore and helped team to the state championship.
• Played AAU for All-Ohio Red, helping team capture the 2013 Spiece Run and Slam Classic.

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