2005 prospect Jamont Gordon has his Glencliff (TN) High School team in the finals of the Father Ryan Christmas Tournament in Nashville, TN. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound shooting guard should soon pick up an offer from one SEC school and another SEC school is coming on hard according to his high school coach Steve Wright.
“This week Tennessee said they want him,” said Coach Wright. “The last couple weeks Arkansas has been calling a lot. They want to get up soon to watch a game.”
Other sources close to the situation indicate that an official offer from Tennessee is immanent.
Gordon scored 36 points and made four three pointers in last night’s semifinal win over Blackman High School (9-2) from Murfreesboro, TN.
“Jamont had a great game,” said Coach Wright. “He got us off to a good start. He had 17 points in the second quarter. He had 11 rebounds. He played the point a lot for us and handled the ball well. He had a good all around floor game.”
He had 21 points and three three pointers in a first round blowout on Saturday night in front off Tennessee assistant coach Chuck Benson.
Tonight his 8-3 Glencliff team faces 8-3 Stratford for the third time this young season. Glencliff lost two close games in the previous meetings of the two best teams in Nashville.
Stratford is led by 6-foot-1, 158-pound point guard Henry Harris and 6-foot-5 junior combo forward Eric Orr. Harris had 29 points and Orr had 20 points in Stratford’s semifinal victory.
“They’re a good one-two combination,” Stratford Coach James Winrow told The Tennessean newspaper. “Eric may be the best big man in town, and I think Henry is definitely the best point man in town. With them, we can go all the way.”
The other big men that Orr is in competition with are 2005 prospect David Palmer and 2006 prospect Brandon Wright.
Wright scored 30 points in his game last night.
Wright and Orr actually faced each other in the first round of the tournament. Wright scored 25 points, but the more physical Orr scored 14 points as Stratford handed Wright’s Brentwood Academy team their first loss of the year.