Jamont Gordon: NBA Draft Profile

May 28th, 2008

Jamont Gordon


College: Mississippi State

Class: Junior

Position: PG/SG/SF

Height: 6’4”

Weight: 230lbs


Accolades:  First Team All-SEC (08), First Team All-SEC (07), NIT All-Tournament Team (07), SEC All-Freshman Team (06), Second Team All-American – Parade – high school (05).


Scouting Report:  A versatile, “do-it-all” lefty. 


Strengths:  Extremely versatile – can play point guard, shooting guard or small forward.  Very athletic.  Nice lefty shooting stroke.  Very strong build.  Was “The Man” in college – his opponent’s defensive attention would be all on him.  A stat-sheet stuffer – fills up all the columns. A big-time scorer – hit the 20-point mark 16 times this year. Excellent rebounder for his size and position. Great assist man. Solid defender.  Good wingspan. Has three-point range on his jumper. Good experience – played big minutes all three years in college.


Weaknesses:  NBA “tweener” – no real projected NBA position on floor – not a true point guard, too short for the wing spots. Very inconsistent. Turns over the ball way too much. Shoots for a poor percentage. Needs to become a more consistent three-point shooter.


Projected 2008 Draft Range: Mid second round pick.


Consensus:  It makes no sense for Gordon to remain in this year’s draft if he is not going to be a first round pick.  He should head back to Mississippi State for his senior year and try to improve his stock.


Stats: http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/player/profile?playerId=27284



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