2005 prospect Jamont Gordon is torching the nets in metro Nashville for Glencliff High School. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound shooting guard is averaging 37 points per game through the first four games of the season.
His high school coach Steve Wright is convinced he is one of the best juniors in the country.
“Right now he is hearing from Illinois, Tennessee, Indiana, Ole Miss, Alabama, and Connecticut,” Coach Wright said. “Tennessee, Ole Miss, and Alabama are on him the hardest right now. Jamont can do it all. He has to be one of the top five juniors in the country. I would be shocked if there were five players better than him.”
The big bodied Gordon is a lefty who can score any way on the court. He has tremendous range on his jumper, both off the pass and the dribble, although he is more of a streaky shooter from behind the arc than a pure shooter. He can put it on the floor and finish with power as well a pull up for the quick mid-range jumper.
Perhaps his best asset is his ability to see the court, especially the long diagonal pass, and deliver the ball quickly and accurately.
Other than his streaky shooting from behind the arc and his tendency to disappear at times on the defensive end, the major issue concerning him as a prospect is whether or not he will qualify.
“I think he will qualify,” said Coach Wright. “His GPA is not what it should be, but he is a capable student and his working hard to bring it up. He is also doing a lot pf pretesting for the SAT.”
RivalsHoops.com watched Gordon pile up 38 points on 9 of 12 shooting from the free throw line and 14 of 22 shooting from the field in a 81 to 67 victory over Whites Creek High School. Gordon also had 13 rebounds and 6 assists.