Pictured: Mo-Mo 1st Headed to L'ville
By Dave Telep
National Recruiting Director
Combo guard Lamont Jones is no longer committed to Virginia Tech. The standout guard from Oak Hill Academy by way of New York, de-committed from Virginia Tech on Tuesday.
For “MoMo,” who is 38-0 this season with Oak Hill, the decision to rescind his commitment stemmed from not enough information the first time around. “It felt like it was a premature decision," Jones said. It’s a lot of pressure and I didn’t know (Oak Hill would) be national champs and play for a championship. There’s a lot of pressure right now and I want to make sure I’m making the right decision.”
Jones said he hadn’t thought about a league preference and hasn’t had time to give thought to a school list. “I’m looking for a family and somewhere that’s going to accept me for who I am. (Tech) was a great situation, they took some heartbreaking losses. I can go in there and bring a lot to the table. But, it was a little early and I didn’t know what to expect. No disrespect to anybody, I just want to make sure I’m making the right decision.”
Jones, who was once committed to Louisville, will play for a shot at the national title in 10 days and then participate in the Jordan Game. Upon conclusion of the season, it’ll be visitation time.
“This is just to make sure that I’m making the right choice. Virginia Tech was my only official visit. I never took an official visit to any other school. There may still be opportunities out there that I haven’t seen yet.”
Jones should quickly become a commodity for programs looking to add scoring punch to their backcourt profile.