Lovan Lands Offer
Wednesday afternoon Tavin Lovan gained an offer from Southeast Missouri. The Redhawks follow Winthrop, Eastern Kentucky, Toledo, and Western Kentucky in offering the 6-foot-4 guard.
Lovan had a strong summer with The Travelers 17u. In fact, Lovan was the only Class of 2017 player to start for the Kentucky-based AAU program.
Package deals are very, very rare. Still both Tavin and AAU teammate Peyton Broughton share a few offers. WKU, EKU, Toldeo, and Southeast Missouri have all offered both. They kind of play the same position. Lovan is more of a combo guard, while Broughton definitely projects as a college off-guard.
Broughton will likely wind up lower-tier SEC or ACC by this time next year. Lovan will get to decide between countless OVC, MAC, and potentially MVC offers. Perhaps he will add on a few high-majors too.
Lovan will be tough to evaluate during the high school campaign. He plays for Franklin Simpson High School, a relatively invisible program in rural Kentucky.
For Lovan the next AAU season will mean everything. Fortunately, he already has a Southeast Missouri offer to provide the foundation for his recruitment.
UPDATE: According to Zach Greenwell of Bowling Green Daily News, “on the first day of The Hilltoppers were at the home of the 2017 guard out of nearby Franklin-Simpson High School at midnight Wednesday (September 9th) as coaches became able to make in-home visits, according to Lovan’s father.”
Murray State offered Lovan September 25th.