Jessie Govan

Jessie J. Govan (born July 25, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the NBA G League Ignite of the NBA G League. He also played college basketball for the Georgetown Hoyas.

Jessie Govan
Jessie Govan.jpg
No. 20 – NBA G League Ignite
PositionCenter
LeagueNBA G League
Personal information
Born (1997-07-25) July 25, 1997 (age 23)
New York City, New York
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight270 lb (122 kg)
Career information
High school
CollegeGeorgetown (2015–2019)
NBA draft2019 / Undrafted
Playing career2019–present
Career history
2019San-en NeoPhoenix
2019–2020Kyoto Hannaryz
2020Seoul Samsung Thunders
2021–presentNBA G League Ignite
Career highlights and awards

High school careerEdit

Govan attended St. Mary's High School before transferring to Wings Academy, playing under coach Billy Turnage. As a senior, Govan led Wings to the Bronx borough championship and PSAL Championship game. He was a McDonald's All American nominee.[1] Rated 44th in his class by Scout.com, Govan signed with Georgetown over offers from UConn, Stanford, Seton Hall, NC State, Syracuse and Miami (Fla.).[2]

College careerEdit

Govan was named to the Big East All-Freshman Team and averaged 6.8 points and 4.1 rebounds per game.[3] As a sophomore, Govan averaged 10.1 points and 5.0 rebounds per game.[4] Govan averaged 17.9 points and 10 rebounds per game as a junior. He declared for the 2018 NBA draft, but ultimately decided to return to Georgetown.[5] On January 11, 2019, Govan scored a career-high 33 points along with 14 rebounds in a 96-90 double overtime win over Providence.[6] Govan was named to the First Team All-Big East in his senior season.[7] As a senior, Govan averaged 17.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game, shooting 41.2 percent on three-pointers. He participated in the Reese's NABC College All-Star Game and Portsmouth Invitational Tournament. He graduated from Georgetown with a degree in sociology.[8]

Professional careerEdit

After going undrafted in the 2019 NBA draft, Govan played for the Toronto Raptors in the NBA Summer League. On August 7, 2019, Govan signed with the San-en NeoPhoenix of the Japanese league.[8] He averaged 18.5 points, 8.7 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game with the NeoPhoenix. After parting ways with the team, Govan signed with Kyoto Hannaryz on December 10.[9] He averaged 17 points and 11 rebounds per game for Kyoto. On July 16, 2020, Govan signed with Seoul Samsung Thunders of the Korean Basketball League.[10]

On February 1, 2021, Govan signed with the NBA G League Ignite.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Forrester, Nick (March 12, 2015). "Jessie Govan, Georgetown-bound forward at Wings, almost played HS basketball at Cardozo HS". New York Daily News. Retrieved February 15, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Braziller, Zach (March 13, 2014). "New York City's top rising senior commits to Georgetown". New York Post. Retrieved February 15, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Hawks to Face New-Look Hoyas in D.C." Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks. November 17, 2017. Retrieved February 15, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Brennan, Sean (November 24, 2017). "Govan Excited To Grow With Ewing As Teacher, Coach". Big East Conference. Retrieved February 15, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Byrum, Tyler (May 29, 2018). "Georgetown gets a boost with Jessie Govan returning to school". NBC Sports. Retrieved February 15, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Govan clutch as Georgetown trips Providence 96-90 in 2OT". WTOP. Associated Press. January 12, 2019. Retrieved February 15, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Howard, Powell, Booth, Paschall Named Unanimously to All-BIG EAST First Team". Big East Conference. March 10, 2019. Retrieved February 15, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ a b Odeven, Ed (August 8, 2019). "Many Japan alumni a part of marquee summer event". The Japan Times. Retrieved February 15, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Jessie Govan joins Kyoto Hannaryz". Sportando. December 10, 2019. Retrieved February 15, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "Isaiah Hicks and Jessie Govan sign with Seoul Samsung Thunders". Sportando. July 16, 2020. Retrieved July 16, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "NBA G League Ignite Roster". NBA.com. February 1, 2021. Retrieved April 28, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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