With all the news recently of players leaving Indiana, it is nice to see a player coming in. Several sources have reported through social media that Evan Gordon, younger brother to Eric Gordon, will finish up his college eligibility at Indiana.
IndyStar.com had this to say about the transfer:
Former North Central guard and Arizona State transfer Evan Gordon committed to Indiana on Wednesday morning.
Evan Gordon committed to Indiana on Wednesday. The Arizona State transfer will have one year to play.
The 6-3 Gordon, who has graduated from Arizona State, will be eligible to play right away at Indiana. He averaged 10.1 points for the Sun Devils as a junior after transferring from Liberty.
Gordon’s older brother, Eric, played at IU in 2007-08 and is now in the NBA with New Orleans. Evan Gordon said he will enroll in the sports administration Masters program at IU.
“There’s nothing like an Indiana kid playing for IU,” Gordon said. “Coach (Tom) Crean has that program rocking and rolling.”
Gordon visited Butler on Tuesday and said he strongly considered the Bulldogs. When he first considered transferring from Arizona State to get closer to home, he said Butler was actually his first thought.
“It seemed like a great opportunity at Butler and it would be a great opportunity,” he said. “They have a Masters program where I could have earned my teaching license and it’s obviously a winning program that is going into the Big East. That made it a tough decision.”
Gordon transferred to Hargrave Military Academy (Va.) after his junior year at North Central. He averaged 12.0 points as a freshman at Liberty and 14.1 points as a sophomore before transferring to Arizona State.
“It’s kind of crazy how I ended up back here (at Indiana),” he said. “When I left Liberty the reason was to play on a bigger stage and it was a better opportunity to do that. This chance at IU just kind of came about and was hard to turn down.”
Gordon said he is headed back to Arizona for a couple of days before returning home on Friday. He’ll start summer classes on June 10 in Bloomington.
On his visit to Indiana on Saturday, Gordon said Crean talked about him providing a scoring punch.
“They have a lack of guards coming back and need somebody with experience who can make an impact this coming season,” he said. “He talked about me being a scorer and also being a combo guard who can help out Yogi (Ferrell).”
Evan’s younger brother Eron will be a sophomore at North Central this season. He averaged more than 19 points a game as a freshman and has offers from Indiana, Purdue, Nebraska and Arizona State.