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Jayden Lemond talks his recruitment, move into 2023

January 5, 2021

New Jersey is absolutely stacked with talent, from current high school seniors, all the way to guys in the 2023 and 2024 classes. One of those names is Jayden Lemond, a 6-foot-4 guard who will now be attending Blair Academy in New Jersey.

Lemond was one of the youngest players in the entire 2022 class but he has opted to move into the 2023 class, a move he alerted about last night. He starred at Dwight-Englewood and will add an extra year of AAU ball with the PSA Cardinals.

His recruitment will likely skyrocket. Already has proven himself as a 2022 prospect playing against high-level talent. Now, he joins another talented class that he will likely find himself in a lot of the rankings. Lemond already holds a handful of high-major offers and I expect those to remain on the board for 2023.

He discussed his recruitment which includes schools involved, new schools, and he broke down his move to the 2023 class with

First off, breakdown your long-awaited move into the 2023 class?

“The move to the 2023 class has been something my family and I have always talked about. Making it official now was the best thing for me and my family, I would say. I can work on elevating my game on all levels and get ready for the next chapter.”

Now, which programs are heavily involved in your recruitment?

“The programs heavily involved right now are Stanford, UConn, Auburn, Vanderbilt, Michigan, and Hofstra.”

What are your thoughts on UConn’s squad? They have been on you hard.

“UConn is a guard-heavy team, they push with the guards and you have to be able to defend if you want to stay on the court. Their guards are what makes them go and you can even see that from how they have been playing this year.”

You also zoomed with Stanford recently, discuss your thoughts on their program?

“Stanford is a team that shares the ball very well, they make the extra pass, cuts to the rim, they try to make the game as simple as possible. They defend very well and their help-side defense is tremendous.”

How about a newer team in the mix, Georgia Tech? 

“Georgia Tech is a team that I’ve enjoyed watching a lot as well. They are a guard-heavy team as well. They share the ball very well and when their guards are aggressive they can be very hard to stop. Guards like [Jose] Alvarado make it easy for his teammates to get open shots and I’ve enjoyed watching his playstyle this year.”

Breakdown your game.

“If I could describe my game in one word I would say versatile. I can play on both sides of the ball and even play off the ball. I am a pass-first guard but can score as well. I am a playmaker, if I need to score I’ll score, If I need a stop I’ll get a stop, If we're looking to get an open shot for the shooter, I’m going to get him the ball. Whatever the coach needs me to do I will do it.”

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