Javarez "Bean" Willis played in 27 games last season for the Red Raiders, averaging 3.6 points and 1.5 assists per game as a freshman ... recorded a career-high 18 points against Georgia Southern ... also scored in double figures against Texas (10) and Missouri (10) during freshman season ... added a career best six assists against North Texas last season ... attended Dallas Pinkston High School ... rated as the No. 12 recruit in Texas by Rivals.com in the class of 2009 ... opted to attend Humble Life Christian Academy before attending Texas Tech.
PRIOR TO TEXAS TECH Played basketball for Nick Smith at Pinkston High School in Dallas and graduated in 2009 ... attended a post graduate year at Christian Life Academy in Humble, Texas ... played for Carlos Wilson at CLA ... ranked No. 12 in Texas among Class of 2009 players ... had 38-point game that included 10 three-pointers at Denton Great American Shoot-Out ... went 18-for-23 from three-point line and tallied 56 points in a CLA game.
PERSONAL Javarez D'Ante Willis ... born October 2, 1989 in Irving, Texas ... son of Gavin Hay and Jill Willis ... has four siblings, Crystal (20), Jalesia (18), Jadavius (18) and Aaryn Sophus (5) ... uncle is former NBA All-Star Karl Malone ... currently undecided about major.