Jamont Gordon

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Jamont Gordon
Jamont Gordon at all-star PBL game 2011.JPG
Gordon at PBL All-Star Game.
Free agent
Point guard / Shooting guard
Personal information
Born (1987-03-16) March 16, 1987 (age 27)
Nashville, Tennessee
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school Oak Hill Academy
(Mouth of Wilson, Virginia)
College Mississippi State (2005–2008)
NBA draft 2008 / Undrafted
Pro career 2008–present
Career history
2008–2009 Fortitudo Bologna
2009–2010 Cibona Zagreb
2010–2012 CSKA Moscow
2012–2014 Galatasaray Liv Hospital
Career highlights and awards

Jamont Gordon (born March 16, 1987) is an American professional basketball player who last played 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[edit]

Jamont was heavily recruited coming out of high school, being rated as high as 16th in the nation by Rivals.com[1] 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.

College career[edit]

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[2] as well as the Coaches ALL-SEC first team.[3]

After his sophomore season, Jamont declared for the 2007 NBA Draft only to withdraw a week later.[4] He was projected as an early second-round draft pick for the 2008 NBA Draft.[5] 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.

Professional career[edit]

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.

After his brief stint in the NBA, Gordon spent time playing for Fortitudo Bologna of the Italian League and KK Cibona of the Croatian Basketball League.

On July 19, 2010, he signed a three-year contract with CSKA Moscow.[6]

In the July of 2012, he signed a two-year contract with Galatasaray Medical Park.[7]

Euroleague career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: Euroleague is not the only competition in which player participated for the team during the season.


Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2009–10 Cibona 15 14 30.4 .431 .314 .731 4.9 3.8 1.8 .9 13.9 16.1
2010–11 CSKA 10 6 26.8 .480 .212 .684 4.8 3.7 .9 .6 13.1 15.9
2011–12 CSKA 21 5 17.9 .446 .348 .773 1.9 2.0 .8 .2 6.7 5.8
2013–14 Galatasaray 4 4 34.2 .341 .389 .909 4.3 4.5 .8 .0 11.3 14.0
Career 50 29 24.7 .439 .311 .739 3.6 3.1 1.1 .5 10.5 11.6

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