Texas has been known for its reliable point guards, since early in the Rick Barnes era.
Javan Felix, St. Augustine High School senior and point guard, committed to the Texas Longhorns on Tuesday. Felix had a lifelong dream of playing basketball at the University of Texas. Felix joins 6-foot-10 Cameron Ridley of Richmond, Texas, as the Texas Longhorns’ second committed recruit, and he was Texas’ first choice at point guard. “Texas is my dream school,” Felix told the New Orleans Times-Picayune. “It has always been my dream school. For me to get a chance to go there, I just felt like I had to do it.”
Felix is the reigning Class 5A Player of the Year in Louisiana and a two-time All-State selection. The shooting guard-turned-point is ranked 71 on the ESPN Top 100 recruits, and he is listed as the ninth best at his position. Felix is a full academic qualifier as well. “They’re getting a smart kid and one that’s a true point guard,” St. Augustine head coach Clifford Barthé said. “He’s a leader. He understands how to play the game. Rick Barnes will probably do the same thing I did with him and that’s give him the keys to the car and let him drive it because he knows how to run a team.”