HUNTSVILLE – Sam Houston State men’s basketball head coach Jason Hooten announced the signing of Xavier Bryant to a National Letter of Intent on Monday.

Bryant, who signed on the first day of the fall signing period with the Bearkats, is a 6-0 point guard from Greenhill High School in Addison, Texas. As a junior he led the Hornets in scoring (20.3 ppg), assists (6.1 apg) and steals (4.3 spg) on his way to being named first team all-Southwest Preparatory Conference and the team MVP.

He led the Hornets to a third-place finish among SPC schools in the championship tournament.

“Xavier was a player that I loved the first time we saw him,” Hooten said. “We knew that he was our main target due to us losing so many guards at the end of next year.”  

He also played for Texas Impact on the AAU scene, leading his team to a 49-12 record.

“He is a very talented young man that has a great feel, plays with tremendous pace and can both score and distribute,” Hooten said. “We feel like he has a chance to be one of the better guards we've had here.” 

Bryant is ranked as the No. 31 player in all of Texas by and among the state’s top five point guards.