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Jamont Gordon
SI Rank
3
Position: Class:
Jr
School: Conference: Ht., Wt.:
6'4, 230

BIOGRAPHY: Gordon declared for the draft after three seasons at Mississippi State, but has not hired an agent, leaving him the option of returning to college if he chooses. Gordon's remarkable versatility makes him a potential late first-round selection, but the more likely scenario has him going early in the second. An all-Southeastern Conference pick this season, Gordon just lost out to Vanderbilt's Shan Foster for league player of the year. Gordon and Foster were the only two unanimous selections to the all-conference first team. Finished second on the Bulldogs in scoring (17.2), first in assists (4.9) and was third in rebounding (6.6) despite playing most of the season at the point. Gordon played four positions for Mississippi State and has always presented difficult matchup problems for opposing defenses. Unusually large for a point guard, Gordon's muscular build allows him to grab many more rebounds than the average floor general. One of the most versatile players in the nation, he was the only Division I player in the country during his sophomore season to average more than 16 points, seven rebounds and five assists per game. His scoring ability and aggressiveness at both ends of the floor make him an ideal candidate for a sparkplug role off the bench at the next level. Gordon's perimeter shooting needs a lot of work, but he can get hot and hit several 3-pointers in a row. Although he can score and contribute in many ways, Gordon is far from a polished player and could benefit from another college season.

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