College: Saint Louis
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Can post up smaller players
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Above average athlete
Needs to improve his shooting
Can struggle to score in traffic
May not be outstanding at any one particular skill
May not be heavily scouted by NBA teams or scouts
Javon Bess is a tough, physical swingman that could project to be a 3 and D type of role player in the NBA. After playing his first two seasons at Michigan State, Bess elected to transfer to Saint Louis, and he has played very well for the Billikens throughout his collegiate career.
He has played a key role in helping his team get to the 2019 NCAA Tournament, as Bess and Tramaine Isabell have formed a solid backcourt tandem this year. Bess will still need to improve his jump shot, but he is a smart, skilled player that could end up making an NBA team’s summer league roster this year.