Posted On: 05/3/18 1:00 PM
Jamon “Doc” Battle, a class of 2019 guard at LC Bird, is coming into his own this spring after a solid junior campaign in which he averaged 14 points and 6 rebounds per game. Old Dominion and Eastern Kentucky are among the schools to offer the versatile 6-foot-5 guard since the live period.
“I think what I do best is get to the paint, and create shots for teammates. When I’m on a bigger player I have ways of getting around and using him to my advantage,” Battle said of his overall game. “My pull-up is coming into my game as well. I have a good set and shot 3. My biggest improvement was my catch, and shoot 3. I’ve really been working on that a lot.”
Battle says he learned how to focus more on having a winning attitude over the course of the past high school season. He also said he needs to improve on different ways to create space for his shot. Battle’s HS and AAU Head Coach, Troy Manns, spoke highly of the potential he sees:
“For Doc it seems the light has finally gone off for him. He understands the importance of being a great basketball player. He has always been a hard worker, but it has taken a while to translate on the court. He is a big time athlete, and his game is starting to match his athleticism. The most important thing has been his motor. He LOVES the college coaches at games and he understands what this time for him is all about. He’s motivated, and for a motivated Doc the sky’s the limit.”
Battle currently holds scholarship offers from Old Dominion, Austin Peay, Eastern Kentucky, Central Connecticut State, Norfolk State, Hampton, Towson, James Madison, Canisius, and Maryland Eastern Shore. He says they have all been in touch consistently over the course of his recruitment. Battle stated that he aims to have the most options available in recruitment to set him up to have the best future possible. What can he bring to a college program?
“I think I can bring a good attitude and leadership to the team. A lot of energy, and good bonding outside of the locker room.”
Jamon Battle is ranked by Prep Hoops as a top-30 prospect in his class. To view the full ranking of Virginia’s 2019 class, click here.