Gordon at PBL All-Star Game.
|No. 5 – Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul|
|Position||Point guard / Shooting guard|
|League||Turkish Basketball League
March 16, 1987 |
|Listed height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Listed weight||225 lb (102 kg)|
|High school||Oak Hill Academy
(Mouth of Wilson, Virginia)
|College||Mississippi State (2005–2008)|
|NBA draft||2008 / Undrafted|
|Pro playing career||2008–present|
|2012–present||Galatasaray Liv Hospital|
|Career highlights and awards|
Jamont Gordon (born March 16, 1987) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for Galatasaray Liv Hospital of the Turkish Basketball League. He played for the Mississippi State Bulldogs. At Glencliff Comprehensive High School, Gordon was named 2004 TSSAA class 3A Mr. Basketball. He plays the point guard and shooting guard positions.
High school career
Jamont was heavily recruited coming out of high school, being rated as high as 16th in the nation by Rivals.com He was named a second-team Parade Magazine All-American while at the basketball elite Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Virginia after previously attending Glencliff Complex High School in Nashville, Tennessee. Jamont's college decision came down to the University of Tennessee and Mississippi State University.
In his freshman season, he paced the Mississippi State Bulldogs in both scoring (13.8 ppg) and assists (4.3 apg). In addition to being a Freshman All-American by various publications, he was also a unanimous All-SEC Freshman selection in 2006.
As a sophomore, Jamont became the starting point forward and led the team in scoring (16.0 ppg), rebounding (7.1 rpg) and assists (5.3). He was named to the AP All-SEC second team as well as the Coaches ALL-SEC first team.
After his sophomore season, Jamont declared for the 2007 NBA Draft only to withdraw a week later. He was projected as an early second-round draft pick for the 2008 NBA Draft. Gordon is unusually large for a point guard, standing 6 feet 4 inches, and weighing 230 lbs. His muscular build allows him to grab many more rebounds than the average point guard.
In 2008, he decided to forgo his senior season at MSU to enter the 2008 NBA draft.
On June 26, 2008, Gordon was not selected in the NBA draft. He joined the Philadelphia 76ers summer league team and hired Mike Conley, Sr. as his agent.
Euroleague career statistics
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