Javan Felix entered the NBPA Top 100 camp in June looking for exposure.
He came out of the summer as a Texas Longhorn.
“I visited the campus and everything just felt right,” Felix told CBSSports.com.
Felix, a 5-foot-11 point guard from Saint Augustine (La.), impressed onlookers throughout July, especially at the Adidas Super 64 in Las Vegas. He is not overly quick, but he knows how to use screens and he can knock down shots when left open. Felix can score at the rim because of his strength and finishing ability.
Texas became involved in Felix’s recruitment after head coach Rick Barnes saw him play in Indianapolis at the Adidas Invitational.
“He contacted my dad about me,” Felix said. “That meant a lot, that he reached out to my father before me.”
The Louisiana-to-Texas move is not unprecedented – D.J. Augustin starred in Austin, catapulting him to an NBA career. Interestingly, Felix has known Augustin since the eighth grade.
“He didn’t push me anywhere,” Felix said. “But I asked him questions about the recruiting process, and when I knew I wanted to go to Texas, I asked him questions about coach Barnes, coach Springmann, coach Lanier. He told me everything I needed to know.”
Oregon, Virginia, Baylor and LSU were also in the mix for Felix down the stretch. While he was not ranked in the top 100 going into the summer, don’t be surprised to see him sneak into the updated rankings later this week.
Felix is looking forward to being a major part of Texas’ year-in, year-out success.
“I want to make some noise in the tournament,” Felix said. “I want to win a national championship.”