After winning Mr. Basketball in Tennessee’s highest classification as a junior, Jamont Gordon will be leaving Glencliff High School in Nashville to attend Oak Hill Academy for his senior year. The No. 9 player in the class of 2005 also spoke to RivalsHoops.com about his top colleges and the one that is his favorite.
“Right now I am working on my game and going to the YMCA and playing,” said the 6-foot-4, 215-pound Gordon. “I will be going to Oak Hill next year. Coach Smith just talked to my mom, and they want me to come up there in the summer to get used to the school.”
Some new schools called Gordon during March and have worked their way into his recruiting process. Gordon listed Mississippi State, Tennessee, Maryland, and Illinois as schools that had called recently. Both Tennessee and Illinois are coming to Nashville next week to meet with Gordon at his school.
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Gordon gave this list of schools as his top schools.
“Right now my top schools are Kentucky, Memphis, Tennessee, Illinois, Alabama, and Mississippi State,” he said. “Tennessee is probably the leader right now. I like them because I could get a lot of minutes there and I like how they play.”
A fast style of play is one of the main aspects Gordon is looking for in a college program.
On Kentucky: “I like Coach Smith, but I don’t really like the way they hold up the ball on offense.”
On Memphis: “I like the way they play fast, and I think I could get some minutes there.”
On Mississippi State: “They play fast also.”
Gordon, who averaged 26 points, 16 rebounds, 7 assists, and 3 steals per game this year, will play for the Tennessee Travelers this summer.