Four-Star Guard Is The First Mongolian Citizen To Earn D-I Basketball Scholarship
DAYTON – University of Dayton men’s basketball coach Anthony Grant has announced that Mike Sharavjamts (SHAR-uv-jaumts) has signed his letter of intent with the Flyers.
Sharavjamts, whose given name is Enkhiin-Od Michael Sharavjamts, is the first Mongolian citizen to earn a Division I athletic scholarship in basketball.
“We’re excited to announce the addition of Mike Sharavjamts to our program and welcome him to the Flyer family,” Grant said. “He brings a unique combination of size, skill, and versatility that will fit our system and style of play very well.”
Sharavjamts, a 6-foot-9, 182 pound guard, is a four-star recruit who just last week played for the World Team in the NIKE Hoop Summit. He is the first Dayton recruit to play in the Summit, which features the top high school players from the U.S. against the top international prospects. He played 11 minutes, with two points, two steals, two blocked shots and an assist.
He averaged 10.2 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.6 assists in 24 games this season for the International Sports Academy in Willoughby, Ohio, and shot 51.2% (44 of 86) from 3-point range.
Sharavjamts began his high school career at Legacy Christian in Xenia, Ohio, near Dayton. He averaged 10.5 points in 19 games in the 2018-19 season as a freshman. He then played as a sophomore at prep powerhouse Prolific Prep in Napa, Calif. in 2019-20. He returned to his home in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia for his junior year during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic before joining the ISA program for 2021-22.
Dayton returns all five starters from a team that finished 24-11, and tied for second in the A-10 with a 14-4 record. Included in those 24 wins was a win over eventual national champion Kansas. Headlining the returnees is DaRon Holmes II, who was the Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year, second team all-conference and on the A-10 All-Defensive team. Dayton returns 163 of a possible 175 starts, 90% of possible minutes played, 91% of the scoring and 92% of the rebounding from 2021-22.
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