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Top-30 sophomore Jayden Lemond updates his recruitment

February 15, 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 during its occurrence this winter. He starred at Dwight-Englewood last season and the one prior and will add an extra year of AAU ball with the PSA Cardinals.

Wanted to backtrack to this statement I made after he made his move into the 2023 class:

‘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

Which programs have remained heavily involved after your move into the 2023 class?

“The programs heavily involved right now are UConn, Seton Hall, St. John’s, Michigan, Vanderbilt, and Auburn.”

Have any newer programs entered the mix recently, if so, which programs?

“The newer schools are Creighton, Georgetown, and Providence.”

Discuss your 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.”

How would you best describe your game and where it stands now?

”My game is very versatile. I play both on and off the ball. I am able to create for myself as well as my teammates. I believe I’m a point guard who can’t just score, but, someone who can make his teammates better, and most importantly I can defend.”

How has the move to Blair Academy been so far?

“I think my game has improved a lot since I’ve been at Blair. I think I’ve become a more vocal point guard. I’ve been better with on and off the ball defense as well as reading defenses on offense which have improved my scoring.”

And what have been the most positive parts about reclassifying?

“My move to the 2023 class has been good. It gives me time to really see what I need to work on to get to the next level. I feel like it benefits my recruiting and that there’s no need to rush anything.”

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