Another in-state product will join the Valparaiso University men’s basketball program, as Indianapolis native Eron Gordon announced Friday evening that he will transfer to Valpo from Seton Hall for his final two seasons of collegiate eligibility. Gordon will sit out the 2018-19 campaign due to transfer regulations and will be eligible for the Crusaders starting with the 2019-20 season.
“Eron is a great addition to the Valparaiso community,” said Crusader head coach Matt Lottich. “He comes from a great family and has excelled socially, academically and athletically for a long time. Eron had a great career as an Indiana high school basketball player, and I know he is excited to continue his collegiate career in his home state. On the court, Eron will provide a great scoring option and will fit in with the long tradition of success with Valpo athletics. Crusader fans will enjoy cheering on Eron for years to come!”
Gordon spent his first two seasons of collegiate basketball as a reserve guard for the Seton Hall program, appearing in 48 games over his two years as a Pirate and starting once. The 6’3” guard scored 69 points – including a career-best seven points as a sophomore against NJIU – grabbed 39 rebounds, and handed out 29 assists over his two seasons.
Gordon was a prep standout in the Indianapolis area, playing his final two years at Cathedral High School, where he averaged 24.5 points as a junior and 19.0 points as a senior. He was an Indiana All-Star selection following his senior year, was a finalist for Indiana’s Mr. Basketball award and was ranked #6 among Indiana Class of 2016 prospects. Prior to his two seasons at Cathedral, he played two years at North Central High School, where he averaged 14 ppg as a sophomore.
Gordon comes from a family of basketball standouts. His father, Eric, is one of the top-20 scorers all-time at Liberty. His oldest brother, Eric, was the seventh pick in the 2008 NBA Draft and is in his tenth season in the NBA, currently playing for the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference Finals. His second-oldest brother, Evan, scored over 1,300 points at the Division I level while playing for Liberty, Arizona State and Indiana.
The addition of Gordon to the program means the Crusaders currently have six Indiana natives on the team entering the 2018-19 season.