Javon Small Officially Signs with West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — Moments ago, Javon Small officially became a Mountaineer! Small, 6’3 guard from South Bend, Indiana, committed to West Virginia weeks ago, but didn’t actually sign with the team until today, which fueled rumors online.

Michael Swain of Kansas website PHOG said the following yesterday: “People close to WVU commit Javon Small are still ‘looking around’ and Small may end up not playing for the Mountaineers next season.” Swaint went on to say, “I have heard Kansas is back in the mix and is making a run at him. KU ramped up its recruiting efforts for Small in the week or so before his decision. I’ve heard some murmurs that a visit to KU has been discussed.”

However, Small visited Morgantown today and made it official that he will play for the Mountaineers next season!

Small averaged 15.1 points, 4.7 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game for the Oklahoma State Cowboys last season. In addition, he shot 44.1% from the field, 37.4% from three point range and 86.6% from the foul line. Small will almost certainly be in the starting lineup and the team’s #2 scoring option next season.

West Virginia’s 2024 Transfer Class: 

Tucker DeVries, who has played the last year years at Drake and is the two-time Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year, averaged 21.8 points, 6.9 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game this season while leading the Bulldogs to a 27-6 record this season. Tucker DeVries has one year of eligibility remaining and is considerd by many to be a legit NBA prospect.

Sencire Harris,  a 6’3 guard from Akron, Ohio, is known for his energy and effort defensively, and was ranked as high as the #62 prospect in the nation out of high school across different media outlets. As a freshman at Illinois, Harris averaged 3.7 points and 2.1 rebounds per game, and then redshirted last season.

Amani Hansberry,  a 6’8 forward from Baltimore, Maryland, is also a former four star recruit and was the 2023 Maryland Player of the Year. He averaged 2.4 points and 2.1 rebounds per game as a freshman in limited minutes last season, but he has huge upside and could potentially develop into a star player at West Virginia.

Toby Okani began his career at Duquesne before transferring to UIC, where he has been a consistent starter for the last two seasons. During the 2023-2024 season, Okani averaged 11.1 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. He shot 32.0% from three point range, 39.4% from the field, and 57.1% from the free throw line.

Eduardo Andre, a 6’11 senior from Luanda, Angola, averaged 7.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.1 block per game while shooting 60.4% from the field for the Fresno State Bulldogs last season.

Joseph Yesufu, a 6’0 guard from Bolingbrook, Illinois, averaged 6.2 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game in an injury-shortened season last year at Washington State.