A 6’4 guard out of Baltimore, Maryland, 2023 Jahnathan Lamothe has been a big name this summer and one that has really seen his recruitment take a significant jump this summer as several big schools have entered his recruitment early on. Nearly holding double-digit offers already, Phenom Hoops reached out to Lamothe to check in and see how his summer went and who could be the next schools to offer his way.
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PHR: First off, how did this summer go for you in your eyes? What were you able to show with your game?
Lamothe: Well, the summer went great for me, even though I wish we could have played EYBL Team Durant. Still kept in touch daily certainly made sure we were running every day and Coach Wayne Pratt just made sure we were staying on top of our game. When we got back in July, we were a great team and I felt like we were the best team in 2023. For me personally, I did a lot this summer working out 3x a day during quarantine and basically changing my body so I could be the best version of me. Since the stop and beginning of play, I have received nine D1 offers, so the work I did has really paid off.
PHR: How would you best describe your game on the court?
Lamothe: I am a big combo guard who can shoot it from long range and also get to the rim whenever. I am also a gifted passer and a winner.
PHR: What ares of your game are you looking to focus on to improve in?
Lamothe: Just becoming a better defender, rebounder, and offensively. I want to add more to my game such as pull-ups and more finishes around the rim.
PHR: You mentioned you have had a big summer as far as offers coming in. What schools have officially offered you?
Lamothe: Austin Peay, Bryant, Georgetown, DePaul, Mississippi State, VCU, Coastal Carolina, Pittsburgh, and Seton Hall.
PHR: When the schools offered, what all did they have to say that they liked about your game and how they could use you?
Lamothe: First, they liked the big adjustments I did to my body and they loved my game and just feel. They like what I can bring with my ability to the college level.
PHR: I know it is early but was there an offer that really excited you at first or caught your attention?
Lamothe: VCU and Seton Hall. The coaches seemed really excited to offer me, so that excited me and caught my attention. Also Pittsburgh.
PHR: DO you know what other schools have been showing interest your way?
Lamothe: LSU, Maryland, Viginia Tech, and UConn.
PHR: What kind of style of play would you best suit you do you think at the next level?
Lamothe: One I can get out and run, a team that uses a lot of screen and rolls, as well as drive and kick