Jahnathan Lamothe is a 6-foot-4 guard out of Baltimore, Maryland. He currently attends St. Frances Academy (MD), one of the better basketball programs in the country.
I had a chance to speak with Lamothe regarding his choice on Maryland, his senior season, and more recently.
He held offers from schools like LSU, Ohio State, Illinois, Marquette, Georgetown, Creighton, DePaul, Maryland, Pittsburgh, Penn State, Rutgers, and more. He recently decided to commit to Maryland and I asked him why he chose the Terps over the other schools?
“The bond with the whole coaching staff. Being a hometown kid and that just feels like the best school for me to come in and have an impact.” He answered.
Jahnathan is a high quality guard that is capable of doing multiple things when he is on the floor. He has positional size, a knockdown perimeter shooter, can finish drives, make plays with the ball, defend, and effective the glass as a rebounder.
“I think I can bring competitiveness, IQ, shot making, and versatility on both ends.” Jahnathan tells me after asking him what does he think he can bring to the table when he gets to Maryland as a freshman.
He is going into his senior season at St. Frances Academy (MD) as of now he says. Lamothe holds a 96-15 overall record as a player on the roster at the Baltimore powerhouse.
I asked him what are the expectations for this upcoming season and what are some of his personal goals coming into his senior year?
“As a team the main goal is winning and finishing the season strong. Personally, I want to be the best player in the state and also get my name back at the top while winning championships and awards, but before anything, I just want to win.” He replied.
Lamothe runs with Team Durant (MD) on the Nike EYBL circuit, one of the toughest grassroots basketball leagues. This is the same program who made a deep Nike Peach Jam run last summer, making it all the way to the Elite 8.
I asked him to just talk about his squad’s chances this year to making another Nike Peach Jam run come late July in North Augusta, South Carolina.
“Just playing together and doing the necessary roles to win basketball games, so I like our chances to win (Peach Jam).” He told me.
Jahnathan has a passion for the game and wants to always continue to develop as he grows. The last question I asked him is what do you feel like you need to work and improve on the most as you develop your overall game?
“My ball handling, getting stronger, getting quicker, more consistent on my shot , and more active on defense. I feel like everything in my game could be better.” He tells me.