Jordann Dumont Commits to Villanova, First Commit of 2023 Class

Colin Beazley, Co-Editor-in-Chief

Villanova received its first commitment of the Kyle Neptune era on Tuesday afternoon, as 6’8” 2023 forward Jordann Dumont committed to the Wildcats. He announced his decision with a post on his Twitter page.

“I chose Villanova because as soon as I stepped in the building, I knew it was the perfect place for me,” Dumont told On3 Sports. “I fit their system of play and they have a really good winning culture. It’s also a place where I know I will get better and develop to my full potential.”

Dumont goes to Hamilton Heights High in Chattanooga, Tennessee. However, he originally hails from Montreal, Canada. Dumont played for Team Canada in the 2022 U18 FIBA Americas Championship over the summer, averaging 8.5 points as Canada won bronze. Current Villanova freshmen Cam Whitmore and Mark Armstrong played for Team USA in the same event.

He averaged 23 points and eight rebounds per game during his junior year at Hamilton Heights. He’s a solid three point shooter, making 36% of his threes at the FIBA Championship.

Dumont’s recruitment moved quickly. Dumont was officially offered by the Wildcats only two weeks ago. He took an official visit to Villanova over the weekend, watching the team’s 68-64 loss to Temple from behind the bench.

For Villanova, Dumont is the first member of the 2023 recruiting class. The Wildcats struck out on many of their initial targets, including forwards Zayden High (North Carolina) and Justin Edwards (Kentucky).

While Dumont is someone who would not be projected to play straight away, the wing will be a position of need for the Wildcats. Current forward Brandon Slater is in his final year of eligibility, while freshman forward Cam Whitmore is projected by most as a lottery pick in the NBA Draft who will only be at Villanova for this season. 

Villanova was just one of two high-major offers Dumont received. Dumont had been offered by Oklahoma State as well as Jacksonville, Radford, Hampton, Chattanooga, Indiana State, USC Upstate, Drake and East Tennessee State.