Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Update on . . . Lamont Jones

Lamont "MoMo" Jones of American Christian Academy (PA) de-committed from Louisville soon after the Prime Time Shootout. I talked to Lamont, a 6'0 junior point guard, yesterday about where he currently stands in the recruiting process. Commenting on my question regarding scholarship offers, Jones told me that he has "none right now. [He] hasn't spoken to any schools." The reason why Lamont has not been talking to coaches lately is that he is being told "to worry about school and basketball . . . now." Lamont let me know that he "maybe [has a scholarship offer from] Arizona, [but he's] not really sure," which is likely because he has not been talking to coaches lately. On the topic of Arizona, "MoMo" informed me that they are right now the number one school on his list, with the current list of the schools he is interested in as follows: "Arizona, Texas, Memphis, [Florida State], Duke, [and] Kansas," and the is, in fact, his ranking of the schools on his list from most to least interested. All of these schools were "at one point in time" showing interest in Lamont. I asked Lamont is Louisville is entirely out of the running, and here is what his response was: "I wouldn't say that." Lamont, who told me he committed to Rick Pitino's squad when he was in "ninth grade," de-committed from the Cardinals because he "just wanted to enjoy the recruiting process." Jones did not have a chance to do this, due to his early pledge to Louisville. The recruitment of Lamont "MoMo" Jones should be an interesting one, and I'll keep you all posted on how it's going.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Momo is a beast and any college team would be lucky to have him.