Comments on Ja’Vier Francis and his commitment to Houston :
Marcus Sloan , President / Scout, OTR Exposure, says of Francis: "7’4 wingspan. ELITE timing on blocked shots and tip dunks. He can contribute immediately as a rebounder, defender, shot blocker.
Sloan continued, “Just turned 17. Still young; raw. I think it’s great for UH. If he stayed at Westbury Christian, he’s the #1 player in the city. UH basically got the #1 and #2 (Walker and Francis) players in the city.”
Jim Hicks , of RCS Sports says of Francis: "He’s a looooong drink of water! Arguably the best shot blocker in Texas this past season. In order to really appreciate Ja’Vier, you have to focus on his defensive presence. His arms are very long; and, he maximizes every inch of that length.
Hicks added, “He is reliable from mid-range inward. The offense is rapidly improving but currently a bit on the raw side for most Power 7 interior prospects. (Ja’Vier’s) decision (verbal to Houston) is a very smart move considering the direction of Houston’s program.”
Herb Baker of 1st Option Sports commented, “He’s a 6’7” rim running big that blocks shots, rebounds, and dunks everything around the basket. I’m not sure how soon he will play at UH; but, he’s a good kid that will work hard and do the right thing. He just turned 17 a couple of months ago; so, his best basketball is definitely ahead of him."