Jessie Govan

  • Forward
  • 6-9 / 206 cms
  •  225 lbs / 116
  •  St. Mary’s H.S. ‘15
  • Queens Village, N.Y.

USA Basketball Notes

  • Named to the 2013-14 USA Basketball Men’s Developmental National Team on May 28, 2013.
  • Participated in the October 2012 USA Developmental National Team mini-camp, held in Colorado Springs, Colo.

High School Honors

  • 2013 Catholic High School Athletic Association (CHSAA) All-Conference.
  • 2012 and 2013 CHSAA All-Academic.
  • 2012 Long Island All-Freshman Team.

High School Notes

  • Attends St. Mary’s High School (N.Y.), where as a sophomore in 2012-13 he averaged 20.3 ppg., 11.2 rpg., 2.0 spg. and 1.0 spg.
  • As a freshman in 2011-12, averaged 16.0 ppg. and 10.0 rpg.
  • Competes in the summer for New York Lightning.

Personal Notes

  • Born on July 25, 1997, in Harlem, N.Y.

Son of Deanna and Jessie Govan.

Father and five uncles served in the U.S. Army.

Father played basketball at the University of South Carolina.

Started playing when he was 3 years od.

Tweets under the handle @JGovan15.

The Inside Scoop

  • Top memories from the 2012 Olympics include watching Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh, Usain Bolt and the U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team win gold medals.
  • Favorite player on the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team: LeBron James.
  • Plans on majoring in: sports management.
  • If he could drive anything, it would be: a Lamborghini
  • Favorite Twitter account to follow: @Shaq.
  • Top four movies of all time: Think Like a Man, Vantage Point, Spider-Man 2 and Are We There Yet.
  • Favorite sports magazine: SLAM.
  • Favorite app: Instagram.
  • Favorite sport other than basketball: football.
  • Favorite class: math.
  • Favorite basketball player of all time: Magic Johnson.
  • Favorite team: Miami Heat.
  • Favorite Olympian: Michael Jordan.
  • Most played song on his iPod: “Power Trip” by J. Cole.
  • Best players ever faced: the Harrison twins.
  • Most impressive person ever met: Carmelo Anthony because, “He has a lot of accomplishments, he’s a great basketball player and he’s very humble.”
  • Would compare his game to: Tim Duncan.
  • This right-hander wears No. 15 because: he likes to think he’s the No. 1 5-player on the court at all times.
  • Away from the court, enjoys: watching movies.
  • Most people don’t know: he sings.
  • Has traveled to Canada.