Gordon likes Memphis

One of the South's top basketball prospect says Memphis is leading Tennessee for his services.

Jamont Gordon, a 6-4, 215-pound rising senior, grew up in Nashville and has been considered a Tennessee ''lean'' in recent months. He has transferred from Glencliff High to Oak Hill (Va.) Academy, however, and now says the Memphis Tigers have a slight lead over the Volunteers.

''I've been watching Memphis a lot and I really like Coach (John) Calipari," Gordon told Jeff Goodman of TheInsiders.com. ''I like their offense. I like Tennessee's program but, to me, they don't have as many good players as Memphis.''

Gordon, profiled in the June issue of Rocky Top News, also said he is considering Alabama and Texas. The muscular guard has a long way to go to become academically eligible, so he says he won't set up official visits until he takes the ACT test in September.

Gordon averaged 28 points per game as a junior at Glencliff and is generally ranked among the top 25 rising seniors in America.

On a positive note, Pulaski's Tyler Smith -- also profiled in the June issue of RTN -- says he will make Tennessee his first official visit. That visit is tentatively set for the first weekend in September. Smith, a 6-7 forward, is rated a top-50 player nationally.

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