Big man Javian Fleming had a big day on Monday, racking up two Big East offers in one day.
Fleming received a boatload of offers from low to mid-major programs, but started catching the eye of some bigger names towards the end of last year—especially in the south.
He currently has over 20 schools reaching out with scholarships.
Apart from his Big East suitors, he holds offers from Alabama, TCU, Texas A&M, LSU, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Auburn, Cincinnati, FGCU, Iowa State, Jackson State, Louisiana Tech, Kennesaw State, UL-Monroe, Middle Tennessee, Mississippi Valley, Stephen F. Austin, South Florida, Grambling State and UAB.
Fleming is listed as a three-star center according to 247 Sports.
This offseason, Fleming made the switch to play AAU basketball with Team Thad (Tenn.) of the Under Armour Association.
Since then, he’s played in 15 games on the UAA circuit. He’s averaged just under five points per game and a team-high 6.5 rebounds per game. He also leads Team Thad in blocks, with 14 rejections so far in UAA play.
This past year, Fleming has put in a lot of work to get in better shape, appearing slimmer and leaner at the start of the UAA. He’s also put in work to improve as a post scorer that shines with his back-to-basket.
Defensively, he’s a bruiser down low. He’s physical and knows how to use his frame and body to his advantage—it carries over to this end of the court, too. Fleming is a solid rebounder.
One drawback for the big man is his free throw shooting, where he can be a liability.
While he’s listed as a center and the anchor in the middle for Team Thad, he can shift over to the power forward position.
DePaul is in much need of some size. The Blue Demons currently have only one player that’s 6-foot-9 or taller returning for the 2017-18 season: sophomore Levi Cook. They will welcome graduate transfer Marin Maric (Northern Illinois), but he would be gone by the time Fleming would start his senior season.
However, it might be difficult to supplant the big man from the south.