A new SEC school is now recruiting Jamont Gordon, the No. 9 player in the Rivals100 for the class of 2005. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound combo guard led Glencliff (Tenn.) High School to a hard fought region quarter final victory last night.
Playing with a heavily taped right hand after hyper-extending several fingers on that hand, the left handed Gordon struggled with his shot, finishing 15 points below his average with 12 points, but made the plays necessary to win the game by a margin of two.
Watching him play was Assistant Coach Phil Cunningham of Mississippi State.
“We are hearing the most from Tennessee, Kansas, Mississippi State, and Oklahoma right now,” said Glencliff head coach Steve Wright. “Oklahoma sends a fax pretty much everyday. Kentucky is just sending a lot of mail right now.”
Gordon, who played the point guard position the entire game, should find out soon if he will be accepted into Oak Hill Academy.
“Coach Smith is supposed to call me sometime this week to let me know,” said Coach Wright. “I hate to see him go. But I know deep down that if he goes there, he will qualify academically.”