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Hope everyone is doing well! I had a little time before i went to practice here in Turkey and wanted to check in! Im happy to see the Dogs 7-0. Im hoping they can beat Bama this weekend! I will definitely be tuned in! Former Bama bball player Erwin Dudley is my teammate and we have a friendly bet going so i hope Msu pulls off the upset! We had our 2nd game this past Saturday and we won 79 – 67 but i didnt play that well. Im currently dealing with 2 bad ankles and its really hindering my explosiveness. Im just trying to get healthy so i can play play up to my full potential. I am taking all questions so if u guys have anything you want to ask me just let me know and i will respond! Again, thanks to everyone for their support over the years! #HailState Go Dawgs!
Any chance you ever get into the NBA? I know that's the goal, but how do you make the transition from over there back here?
Thanks Jamont and appreciate all you did for MSU. Any other former SEC players in your league outside of Dudley?
Istanbul is great. The people are very nice. There are a lot of religious people here but they are very friendly. I love the food and the shopping. The daily life for me is practice 2 times a day and after that im pretty much free to do what i want. I try my best to get out and enjoy the city as much as possible. They love Americans and i was totally surprised how many people knew english. I dont like the time difference. Its hard to get used to and being away from your family and friends. I dont like the little cars! im 6'4 and trying to drive a stick shift Fiat is pretty uncomfortable but usually i have a driver who takes me where i need and want to go. I love my salary but i dont like being paid once a month! Istanbul is the best city ive been to since playing overseas! Im loving the experience
I was fixated on trying to get to the NBA but the NBA is very political and vey hard to get into. Its about who you know and also about your game. Ive had a few opportunities but i decided to pass on the NBA. I just felt like the situation was better for me overseas. Why go to the NBA and make the league minimum which is $490,180 this season when i can make $1.4 million somewhere overseas. If i were to play in the NBA this year i would have made $490,180. After taxes are taken out you probably have 300,000 then u have to pay your agent 3-5 % which in most cases for an undrafted rookie you are paying 5% so that leaves you with 285,000. Then you have your on expenses such as car,house,utilities, and not to mention you are probably wanting to help your family. The money can run out very quickly! Getting 1.4 million overseas, you will most likely see all of your money because it is tax free plus the team pays your agent for you and they give you a car and a place to live. The only thing you pay for overseas is your food and gas in the car. The rest of the money is yours. For me it was just a business decision to play overseas and make more money but of course i would love to make it to the NBA and play in front of my friends and family. Im sure i will the time will be right for me to come and play in the states!
That makes sense. I don't blame you at all. I'm just being selfish because I'd like to watch you play.
The only ones that i know of is Charles Rhodes and JP Prince but there are a ton of good players like Kalin Lucas Preston Shumpert,Jordan Farmar,Sasha Vujacic,Isaiah Swann and get this.... There is a guy here in Turkey named Jamon Gordon lol. He played at Virginia Tech. Last year he was on the team im on now so everybody has me mixed up with him!
i have not but i plan on getting in touch with them real soon and im definitely plan on getting to a game when i come home for the holidays
lol, good stuff.
I dont have a question. Just wish you the best. Always been a Jamont fan. Cool of you to stop by the board
Did you ever consider football? The new thing in the NFL now is to find these basketball "tweeners" and utilize them in the passing game. I think you would be an animal on the football field with your size, strength and athletic ability.
You seem to have your finances in order which is good to see. Do you have a financial planner or someone who invests for you...I hate seeing these guys make all this money and lose it due to poor planning?
Thanks for coming by and providing input.
Yes you are correct about the players who are not investing their money and are broke. I have invested in different stock mutual funds that are paying me great dividends.As of right now i have some stock in Microsoft,Target,Verizion Communications,and Honda Motor Company and they all are doing pretty good. When basketball is over i still plan on being involved in the game as well maybe as a scout or coaching. i like to help development young talent or be an adviser.
i havent hired anyone as my official financial adviser because i like to have a say so in my own money but i do listen and ask questions! if my money goes down the drain i want it to be because i made the mistakes not because someone i hired stole money from me or didnt have my best interest at heart.
Great to hear. Wishing you the best in your career and future endeavors.
i played football up until my freshman yr of high school but i just made the decision to stick to bball and focus on that although i was being recruited by a few schools for football. I even got a lot of interest and feedback when i was at msu. they wanted me to walk on. they were trying to get me to be a tight end or line backer. i played line backer in school. back in high school i was about 6'4 230 i ran a 4.47 40 and my vertical was 38 inches. i think i could have done well playing football! ill just leave that for my little brother who now plays at tennessee.
thanks, i really appreciate all of the support
Jamont when is the last time you have been to msu?
-Did you run your mouth off to your brother about the UT game last week?
-if you could do it all over, would you declare for the draft early?
Jamont how bout some pics of the arena, streets around it or just something you think is cool. (This site now has the ability to upload pics from your mobile).
Wise decision considering our football program at that time, your talent would have been wasted and under used. Would have you thought more series about it if State football was as good then as it is today? Know the opportunities that could have come for someone with your frame/speed?
Is there a website to livestream your games?
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