Louisville Recruit Shines In IS8 Fall League

A look at the individual game of future Louisville player Lamont Jones ...

Lamont Jones was quickly recognized by the many basketball fans in the New York City area as a likely high major prospect. So it was no surprise during his 2006-2007 season his recruiting process skyrocketed.

Currently, the 2009 recruit is firmly committed to the Louisville basketball program. "I really like their style of play and how they allow their guards to create," Jones said. "It was one of many reasons why I committed there."

Since day one of his recruiting process, Lamont had made it clear he wanted to play for Louisville head coach Rick Pitino, who still possesses a shiny reputation here in the New York City area after helping revive the New York Knicks over a decade ago.

At 6-foot and 175 pounds, Jones has shown he can make major contributions on both ends of the court. He is a strong defender, quick, and has the ability to utilize his hands in the passing lane.

On the offensive side of the ball, Jones has the capability to drain three-pointers as well as rotate the ball properly to spot open teammates for better shots.

Here is a recent evaluation report by Frank Mantesta of the high school New York Scout.com website:

Lamont is working on his shot to become more of a consistent shooter. Coaches have compared him to a Chris Lofton type according to his high school coach, Tony Bergeron, at American Christian Academy in Aston PA.

Coach Bergeron added that Rick Pitino believes Lamont can be utilized at the lead guard slot or the shooting guard position when he reaches the college level.

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