Gordon talks about his NBA decision


I just talked with Jamont Gordon, who said he still hasn’t made a decision on his future.

Of course, he’s got three options.

First, he can return for his senior season at Mississippi State. Second, he can leave for the NBA. Third, he can test the waters, not hire an agent and return to MSU if he feels he needs another year.

As for why he hasn’t yet determined his future, he said, “It’s a big decision. It will change everything about me. Do I go to school, or do I leave school to get ready for the draft? It’s tough.”

He has until April 27 to enter the draft, while the deadline to remove his name is June 16 – 10 days prior to the draft.

“It may come down to the 26th,” he said. “So, I still got a little time to think things over.”

He’s currently at home in Nashville working out, and he’s not sure when he’ll return to Starkville.


15 Responses to “Gordon talks about his NBA decision”

  1. bigdraws Says:

    So he’s not going to school? He can’t play if he flunks those classes. How does that work?

  2. imabulldog Says:

    maybe he’s working out at Vandy with Hansbrough- because they have practice facilities 🙂

    I think Gordon will stay

  3. Gregg Ellis Says:

    If he has the required hours and GPA, then he’ll be fine. He somewhat indicated he’ll be back either at the end of the week or the beginning of next week.

  4. lollipopkid Says:

    Most basketball players take a lot of hours in the summer and fall and then take 12 hours of easy stuff in the spring. I’m sure he’ll get back in time to pass that grueling racketball final. Jamont should stay, which means he probably won’t.

  5. Gregg Ellis Says:

    For those of you that are interested, Grant Pate was just named the new head coach at Tupelo High School.

  6. 2thdoc Says:

    He still is not going to class as if he is worried about the school part of it. I will say Gordon is gone…overseas with a very mediocre draft pick. Why not? It’s not like anyone else has made a very bright decision in Starkville lately. Waiting to complete the sweep of disappointments with the new baseball hire.

  7. imabulldog Says:

    Holy crap, that guy, are you freakin kidding me, what!?

    I don’t even know who that I’d just playing

  8. imabulldog Says:

    who that is- sorry, joke ruined

  9. carwwest Says:

    hey gregg,
    i heard this rumor on another board that benock and turner were also thinking about tranferring… please tell me this is NOT true!! i will freak out if anyone else decides to leave….

  10. bedgood Says:

    I see some posters are positive that Gordon is staying. Are these the same posters that were so sure that Hopson was coming to Starkville and that Ben was not leaving?

    BTW, as a alum, baseball season ticket holder, football season ticket holder and occasional basketball attendee (when my buddy lets me have his tickets), I am very disappointed in our university. A player transferring for the reason that we do not have adequate practice facilities is almost as bad as SMU getting the death penalty in football. I have read his statements in a Knoxville paper, ESPN web site, St. Louis paper, San Jose and the list goes on. This is embarrassing. And what has changed since Ben and Tyler was recruited? Has our athletic program lost some buildings along the way?

    Also, Ben’s dad told the St. Louis paper that he thinks his son wants to play at a competitive program. Just FYI.

    What is going on with Shira Fieldhouse? (Have I missed that?)

  11. dqdawg Says:

    Wants to play for a competitive program? Let’s see. His son’s team lost by three to a team that went to the NCAA finals and played into an overtime? There must be a different meaning of the word ‘competitive’ in St. Louis.

  12. maroon3 Says:

    All this bad news is depressing, but being a State fan means having your heart broken regularly. When it comes down to it, I will root for whoever puts on the uniform and plays. Hail State!

  13. corinthdawg Says:

    I never have understood how basketball and football players always seem to go home after their seasons are over. Apparantly, school doesn’t mean anything to them. Just look at Joey Dorsey. This was his comment on the Memphis news before the NCAA championship game:

    “Everyone pickin’ Kansas cause dey got all dem bannerses (that’s banners, Joey). Nobody pickin’ us, cause Memphis don’t has none.

    What!! My five year old daughter looked at me and laughed at him when he said that. Even she knew he was retarded. He’s a 24 year old senior that might actually graduate with a degree in something (interdisciplinary studies, I’m sure).

    I played college baseball and we were monitored by our coaches very closely. It’s no wonder that baseball players have higher GPA’s than Bball or Football. Somewhere along the way, priorities have changed. It’s all about “ME” and no one is accountable for anything.

  14. judwe Says:

    I think in the long run it doesn’t matter how “good” Ben, Scotty and Chris (Garrett) would become at “better” programs. They need to learn about commitment and the concept of “we”. These people have basic CHARACTER deficiencies.

    What about patrolling the streets of Basra…. of course in their self absorbed state they probably thin “Basra” is a supplement from down at the GNC.

  15. dc31 Says:

    Some of the dumbest guys that I went to State with were baseball players…you just don’t hear about it

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