Javon Bess

Height: 6-6

Weight: 220

College: Saint Louis

Classification: Senior

Birthdate: 4/1/1996

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

Decent playmaker

Good rebounder

Decent defender

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.


RealGM Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile

MLive’s Article on Bess Being Named 2019 A-10’s DPOY