Evan Gordon, the younger brother of current New Orleans’ Pelicans‘ guard, Eric Gordon has announced Tuesday morning that he will transfer to Indiana from Arizona State.
Arizona State transfer Evan Gordon has committed to Indiana. Also considered Butler. "Nothing like an Indiana kid playing for IU," he said.
— Kyle Neddenriep (@KyleNeddenriep) May 15, 2013
According to Kyle Neddenriep of The Indianapolis Star, Gordon would join his brother as the second member of his family to play a season as a Hooiser. He will play his fifth and final season in college there. The 6’3″ shooting guard already has a degree from Arizona State and is planning to enroll in the Sports Administration masters program at Indiana.
Before attending Arizona State, Gordon played on season at North Central and two seasons at Liberty University . Gordon, an Indianapolis native, also considered Butler before finally deciding on Indiana because it was closer to home.
“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.”
“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.”
As a junior at Arizona State, Gordon averaged 10 points per game. At Liberty, he averaged 12 points per game as a freshman and 14 points per game as a sophomore.
Tom Crean, head coach of the Hoosiers, emphasized the number of guards they’re losing next season. Jordy Hulls, Remy Abell and Maurice Creek have graduated while Victor Oldipo transitioned to a professional.
“They have a lack of guards coming back and need somebody with experience who can make an impact this coming season,” he said. “He (Creen) talked about me being a scorer and also being a combo guard who can help out Yogi (Ferrell).”
The Gordons have another young brother, Eron Gordon, who will play at North Central this season. He averaged more than 19 points as a freshman and has pending offers from Indiana, Purdue, Nebraska and Arizona State.