The state of North Carolina is blessed with an overabundance of talent. In the North Carolina 2018 class, 60 plus players signed with D1 schools and another 40 plus signed to play at the D2, D3, NAIA or Juco level. Quite impressive numbers! This year, the 2019 class is on the same course to have 100 plus players continue to play at the collegiate level. In our unsigned senior spotlight, we want to take a closer look at 6’3 Javon Outlaw of Wayne Country Day in Goldsboro, North Carolina, and is someone that we strongly feel is a scholarship-worthy player.
There are numerous prospects that seem to do everything possible, yet still don’t receive the appropriate attention from college coaches, which certainly includes Outlaw at this point. He’s long, wiry, and understands how to maximize his skillset quite well. Outlaw is more of a traditional slasher with the ability to knock down jumpers whenever necessary, though his length allows him to essentially extend past any contesting defender. He’s a willing passer and unselfish overall player, but is also capable of taking over and getting a bucket when needed. This season, Outlaw is posting nightly averages of 10 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals while shooting a strong 47% from the floor.
We’ve seen Outlaw thrive in virtually every basketball setting possible, from camps to travel tournaments to high school showcases, and he simply knows how to make his presence felt on both ends of the floor. After seeing him at our fall camps, we stated “He’s a wing that does a number of things at a solid level; he has laid the foundation for what he will become. Offensively, Outlaw knocks down shots on all three levels, but doesn’t force the action. Instead, he can spot up or play as a secondary creator, both of which he does at a quality level. On the other end, Outlaw does everything possible to make life undesirable for his opponent by constantly staying right in front and allowing for no space to operate” Outlaw then proceeded to be among the most productive all-around players for his high school team, as mentioned above. We spoke to his high school coach, David Flowers, and he said, “Javon is a perfect example of what a coachable player should be. Javon is a hard worker that does everything possible to win. Javon is one of the best defenders we have and uses his length to make it very difficult for anyone to get a good shot off. On the offensive side, Javon has one of the quickest first steps I’ve seen. His ability to get to the basket is one of his strong points.” We genuinely believe that Outlaw could be an underrated piece for numerous D2 or D3 programs, given his calm demeanor, smooth/intelligent tendencies, and team-first approach.
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