Just coming off a 25 point performance against the Australian National Team, Oak Hill (Va.) Academy's Jamont Gordon continues to improve as a basketball player, to the point that Coach Steve Smith deems him the best player on what is a loaded team. Still working to qualify, the 6-foot-3, 225-pound perimeter player told Rivals.com that he has a list of five schools that he is considering and that there is one school out there that he would love to have recruit him.
"It is still Tennessee and Alabama, Mississippi State, Pittsburgh and Illinois," said Gordon. "They have all pretty much offered me."
With the recent departure of Joe Crawford from the Kentucky program, talk around the Gordon camp is that perhaps the Wildcats will turn their attention to Gordon as a replacement for Crawford. Both have similar games, and a phone call from Kentucky would be much welcomed from Gordon.
"I haven't heard from Kentucky, but I would love to hear from them," he said. "They have been my favorite team since I was little."
Much of Gordon's recruitment depends on whether he qualifies academically. Presently, he is close to making it but has not yet cleared that hurdle.
"I have a 16 [on the ACT] right now, but I am still waiting on another test score from the one I took in Kentucky," he said. "I'm doing pretty good in school, and my grades are getting up there."
Averaging 18 points and 6 rebounds per game, Gordon has begun to thrive under the guidance of Coach Smith and the Oak Hill program.
"I'm getting used to everything and my teammates," he said. "I'm posting up a lot now and running off screens."