Exhale, Nova Nation, the Wildcats have finally secured their first commit in the Class of 2023.
Jordann Dumont has committed to Villanova. Dumont chose the Wildcats over a list of schools including Tennessee, Oklahoma State, Utah and Jacksonville.
Breaking: Jordann Dumont, a 6-foot-8 small forward in the class of 2023, has committed to Villanova and Kyle Neptune.— Joe Tipton (@TiptonEdits) November 15, 2022
“I chose Villanova because as soon that I stepped in the building, I knew it was the perfect place for me.”
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Dumont, a native of Montreal, Canada, played most of his high school ball at Hamilton Heights Christian Academy in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
As an international player, he flew under the radar, but had been catching the eye of many Division I programs since the start of the New Year. He is rated a three-star recruit according to On3.com.
Last season, Dumont averaged 23 points, nine rebounds and three assists per game. Dumont also competed in the FIBA U18 Americas Cup representing Team Canada.
Unfortunately, Dumont did not get to face off against Team USA and eventual Wildcats Mark Armstrong and Cam Whitmore in that tournament.
Dumont is a three-level scorer, who is incredibly fluid and smooth, especially for his size at 6-foot-8.
Stop if you have heard this before, but he’s an incoming Villanova recruit can shoot the ball from deep as well.
Dumont is incredibly smart and has a beautiful combination of size strength and athleticism. He is fluid enough to hang with guards on the perimeter and strong enough to hold his own on the low block as well.
With the first commit of the Kyle Neptune era and the 2023 class, who is next for the Wildcats? Keep your eye on another 6-foot-8 recruit by the name of Kris Parker (Quincy, Fla./Crossroad Academy), a four-star prospect that was on the same recruiting trip as Dumont this past weekend, and was seen proudly sporting Villanova blue and white on his social media accounts on Saturday.