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Another Gordon headed to IU

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Evan Gordon, the younger brother of All-American Eric Gordon, will transfer from Arizona State to Indiana University for his final season.

One day after Gordon tweeted the news, Indiana University men's basketball coach Tom Crean announced the move.

Gordon is a 6-2, 195 lb. guard who has scored 1,186 points in the first three seasons of his collegiate career. He will enroll in graduate school and play one season with the Hoosiers.  He will be eligible to play immediately.

Gordon graduated from ASU last week with a bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Business and Communication).  He played one year with the Sun Devils and averaged 10.1 points, 2.9 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.3 steals.  Four times last season he scored 20 points or better including a career-high 29 points against Sacramento State and a 28-point effort against USC.  He started 25 of 35 games for the Sun Devils and had a 76 to 45 assist to turnover ratio in his one season in the PAC-12.

He began his collegiate career during the 2009-10 season at Liberty (Virginia) where he left ranked 26th all-time in career scoring for the Flames with 832 career points.  As a sophomore, he finished eighth in the Big South in scoring at 14.4 points and also averaged 2.9 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.6 steals.  As a freshman, he was a member of the Big South All-Freshman team when he averaged 12.0 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.1 steals.

During his three seasons of college basketball, he has made 173 three pointers and shot 74.2 percent from the free throw line, averaging 95.6 free throw attempts per season.

Gordon attended North Central High School in Indianapolis, was a three-year starter for Coach Doug Mitchell and helped the Panthers to the Indiana 4A title game in 2007.  He went on to graduate in 2009 from Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Virginia.  He helped the Tigers to a 27-2 record and a runner-up finish in the National Prep Showcase Finals.  During that year, he averaged 13.0 points and 6.0 assists per game for Coach Kevin Keatts.

Gordon's older brother, Eric, played one season at Indiana (2007-08) earning Big Ten Freshman of the Year and All-American honors after leading the conference and setting a Hoosier freshman record in scoring at 20.9 points per game.  He later was selected seventh in the 2008 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Clippers, where he played three seasons before joining the New Orleans Pelicans two years ago.  He has averaged 18 points per game in five NBA seasons.

Evan is the son of Eric Sr., and Denise Gordon and also has a younger brother, Eron. Eric, Sr., was a three-year standout at Liberty from 1982-84 and currently ranks 16th all-time at Liberty with 1,154 points.  Evan will pursue a master's degree in athletic administration/sports management. Evan's younger brother Eron already has offers from IU, Purdue and other D-1 schools. Eron is a freshman at North Central.

The Gordon brothers will be the first siblings to have played for the Hoosiers since Phil Isenbarger suited up for the Hoosiers from 1978-81 and his brother, John, played three games in 1967-68.  The Niles Brothers, Mike and Ben both played in the late sixties and in 1970.

Gordon had also considered Butler. 

Gordon is one of three basketball brothers.  His older brother Eric played at IU in 2007-08 and now plays for the New Orleans Hornets in the NBA.  Evan's younger brother Eron already has offers from IU, Purdue and other D-1 schools.  Eron is a freshman at North Central.

See how Gordon's arrival could affect the team.

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