Jordan Montgomery | #13 | 6’5” | 170 | Freshman | Guard/Forward | Orlando Christian Prep | Orlando FLFollow @KSUOwlHowl
Jordan Montgomery is a 6’5″ 170 pound shooting guard/small forward from Orlando Christian Prep (OCP) in Orlando Florida. He won three state championships in four years while at OCP. Before signing at Kennesaw State, Montgomery had offers from Coastal Carolina, Long Island and Northwestern State.
Upon committing to Kennesaw State, Montgomery told SourceHoops.com: “I really like the fact that it is 20 minutes from Atlanta, in a growing community and the campus is beautiful,” Montgomery said when asked about what impressed him most. “The players are very accepting and willing to help me make the transition along with the coaching staff and the administration.”
“They want me to come in and play the 2 (shooting guard),” said Montgomery. “They see me being an all around guard that can catch and shoot, rebound from the guard spot and defend multiple positions.”
Cory Rollins says “Montgomery should become a very good player for Kennesaw State. He has a nice mid range game and is an athletic scorer in transition. Preston sees Montgomery as a multi dimensional threat.”
Here are Coach Lewis Preston‘s exact words from the official KSU press release: “Jordan is a young man who I think flew under the radar in how he was recruited, and that will be a very big plus for us. He is a long, athletic player who can play a variety of positions. He’s won a pair of state titles at Orlando Christian Prep, so he’s been around winning and we look forward to him bringing that championship attitude here to Kennesaw State.”
Here is Montgomery’s ESPN Recruiting Profile
As we mentioned before, Montgomery won three state titles in his four years in high school. The one year that he didn’t win, he was out with an injury for the championship game.
He averaged 12 points and 5.6 rebounds per game his junior year.
We haven’t seen Montgomery play live, but we have a hunch that he will make a quicker transition than Cole Hobbs or Nigel Pruitt will. We would not be surprised at all if he snuck into the starting lineup from day one.
Montgomery is a very long 6’5″ with nice athletic ability and should be able to give opposing guards nightmares with his wingspan. He is a guy who can help a team by doing a little bit of everything and filling the stat sheet. His mid-range game will be an asset right away, and he is working on his three point shot.
KSU has three players who almost definitely will play major minutes this year at the point guard, shooting guard and small forward positions, so look for Montgomery to take the extra minutes when those guys aren’t in the game if he can beat out Hobbs and Pruitt.Follow @KSUOwlHowl