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
PositionPoint guard / Shooting guard
Personal information
Born (1987-03-16) March 16, 1987 (age 31)
Nashville, Tennessee
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High schoolOak Hill Academy
(Mouth of Wilson, Virginia)
CollegeMississippi State (2005–2008)
NBA draft2008 / Undrafted
Playing career2008–present
Career history
2008–2009Fortitudo Bologna
2009–2010Cibona Zagreb
2010–2012CSKA Moscow
2012–2014Galatasaray Liv Hospital
2015Tofaş
2017Partizan
Career highlights and awards

Jamont Gordon (born March 16, 1987) is an American professional basketball player who last played for Partizan Belgrade of the ABA League and the Basketball League of Serbia. 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 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 225 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 July 2012, he signed a two-year contract with Galatasaray Medical Park.[7]

On January 22, 2015, he signed with Tofaş for the rest of the season.[8]

On 20 January 2017, Gordon signed with Serbian club Partizan Belgrade for the rest of the season.[9]

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: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

Euroleague[edit]

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 Moscow 10 6 26.8 .480 .212 .684 4.8 3.7 .9 .6 13.1 15.9
2011–12 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jamont Gordon.
  2. ^ AP All-SEC Men's Basketball Team Announced Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ MSU Men's Basketnall Quick Facts[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Gordon Removes Name From NBA Pool Archived 2011-07-16 at the Wayback Machine., April 27, 2007
  5. ^ Draft Express
  6. ^ CSKA MOSCOW lands Jamont Gordon, July 19, 2010
  7. ^ Jamont Gordon signed a 2-year, $2.8M deal with Galatasaray
  8. ^ Jamont Gordon headed to Tofas Bursa for Lance Harris
  9. ^ "Džamont Gordon je novo pojačanje Partizana". kkpartizan.rs (in Serbian). January 20, 2017. Retrieved January 20, 2017.

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