The Missouri Western men's basketball team received a verabal committment Tuesday from Johnson County Community College guard JaQuaylon Mays.
The Lincoln, Nebraska native spent two seasons at JCCC and was named the Jayhawk Conference Division II Player of the Year this past season. Mays, who is 6'2" and 155 pounds, led the Cavaliers to a 25-7 record as he averaged 16.9 points, 6.4 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 2.2 steals per game. He shot 53.0 percent from the field, 37.9 percent from the three-point line and 71.9 percent on his free throws.
Mays ranked second in the Jayhawk Conference in scoring, second in made free throws, second in assists, sixth in field goal percentage and eighth in free throw percentage. He scored in double figures a team-best 27 times, including 11 games of 20 or more points.
Mays has two years of eligibility left and he'll join a Griffon team that went 18-14 this past season and finished fourth in the MIAA with a 13-6 league mark.