Tennessee is still in a strong position to land Oak Hill Academy’s Jamont Gordon, the No. 15 ranked player in the Rivals150, but two new schools are back in the hunt for the 6-foot-3, 225-pound shooting guard from Nashville, Tenn. If Gordon qualifies academically, look for even more schools to begin a pursuit of the physically gifted Gordon.
“Alabama and Illinois are looking at me now,” said Gordon at the Marshall County (Ky.) Hoopfest. “I think I’ll look at them, but I still like Tennessee, too. I am wide open right now.”
Gordon, who does not want to play college ball too far from his Nashville home, is happy about his transferring to Oak Hill although it was not an easy transition.
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“I’m doing pretty good in school, making A’s and B’s,” he said. “I’m learning more because of the smaller classes.
“On the court, Coach Smith is teaching me a lot. He is making me work on my jump shot and is turning me into a better defender.”
Although he struggled to guard Monta Ellis, Gordon has made huge strides as a defender. Prior to playing at Oak Hill and for the Tennessee Travelers this past summer, Gordon had no experience playing man-to-man defense.
An exceptional rebounder for his position, Gordon needs to continue to improve his decision making with the ball and his catch and shoot from behind the arc.