Mississippi State Bulldogs: 50 Greatest Athletes in School History

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Oct 24, 2015; Starkville, MS, USA; A bulldog statue outside of the stadium before the game between the Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Kentucky Wildcats at Davis Wade Stadium. Mississippi State won 42-16. Mandatory Credit: Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports

#30 Jamont Gordon, Basketball Guard (2006-2008)

Jamont Gordon was a player without a position. I still firmly believe that this is the only thing that kept Jamont Gordon from ever having a chance at the NBA. He was a little too big and not quite fast enough to play Point Guard in the NBA, and he was a little too short to play shooting guard. He was a classic “tweener”. Despite that, he was so much fun to watch on the court. He was not a natural point guard when he came to Mississippi State, but Rick Stansbury knew in the 2005-2006 season that the Bulldogs were going to have a major rebuild job on their hands after losing some of the best players that went to the NCAA Tournament from 2002 through 2005. So he told Jamont that he was going to play the point and take the lumps along the way. Gordon’s freshman season was full of turnovers, but it paid off in his sophomore and junior seasons. He led the Bulldogs to the NIT Semifinals in New York his sophomore season and a second round exit to the Tournament runner up Memphis in 2008. Gordon decided to turn pro after his junior season in the hopes of playing in the NBA, but that has yet to come to fruition. He has spent his time playing well overseas.

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