Rumors regarding Javon Small's uncertain future with West Virginia basketball likely to prove false

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Within the past 24 hours, rumors have begun to circulate that a piece of West Virginia’s incoming transfer portal class may still have his recruitment open, and that a prominent Big 12 rival has been making inroads on swaying him to change his commitment. However, according to an interview last week with incoming senior Tucker DeVries and a post today from Smalls’ social media, it shouldn’t be much of a concern.

The news was initially broken by Michael Swain to VIP followers of PHOG, the Kansas Jayhawks’ 247Sports site, and reported to WVU fans by media outlet The Voice of Motown that sources close to former Oklahoma State standout Javon Small, who averaged 15.1 points and 4.7 rebounds per game last season in the Big 12 and committed to WVU earlier this month, was still “looking around” and may back out of his commitment to the Mountaineers. Kansas was named as the main school in the running.

However, as reported here earlier today, DeVries mentioned in an interview with WVU media outlet Hoops from the Hills last week that he was “not worried” about the lack of official signing from Small. 

Then today, Small himself was seen in a post on social media visiting Morgantown, confirming that it is still likely Small will be joining the WVU program.

Obviously, this is a fluid situation and until an official letter of intent is signed, things can change. But at this point, it feels fairly likely that Small will be a Mountaineer next season.