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2020-21 Valparaiso University Male Unsung Hero Award (ARC Awards)
2020-21: Appeared in all 28 games and made 26 starts while ranking second on the team in minutes per game at 29.0… Scored 6.8 points per game, shot 33.3 percent from the 3-point line and hit at a 39.6 percent clip from the floor… Ranked third on the team in steals with 22, third in blocks with 11 and third in assists with 45… Ranked second on the team with 5.1 rebounds per game, over doubling his rebounding average of 2.3 from the previous season… Averaged 7.1 points and 5.6 rebounds in conference play… Ranked sixth in the MVC in defensive rebounds per game at 4.8, second in the league among guards… Led the team in scoring on three occasions and rebounding 11 times after he did not pace the squad in rebounding at all the previous season… Posted eight double-figure scoring outputs including six in a seven-game stretch from Jan. 10-31… Registered seven or more rebounds on 11 occasions… Led the team on the glass for the first time in his Valpo career by squeezing a career-high eight rebounds in the Nov. 27 season opener at Vanderbilt... Made his first start of the season, his fifth overall at Valpo and his first since Jan. 29, 2020 at Bradley in the Dec. 4 game at Purdue... Posted the eighth double figure scoring output of his Valpo career and his first of the season with 10 points on Dec. 9 vs. SIUE... Shared the team lead with a season-high 13 points on Jan. 10 vs. Missouri State, pacing the squad in scoring for the first time in his Valpo career... Led the team in rebounding for the third straight game on Jan. 16 at DePaul, pulling down seven boards to go along with a team-high 12 points. He paced Valpo in scoring for the second straight game after not doing so at all in any of his first 44 career contests... Led the team in scoring for a third straight game and rebounding for a fourth straight game with five boards to go along with a season-high 14 points on Jan. 20 vs. Loyola... Posted his first career double-double by matching a season high with 14 points and pulling down a personal-best 10 rebounds in the Jan. 23 win at Illinois State... Named the Valparaiso University Male Unsung Hero as part of the athletic department's annual ARC Awards.
2019-20: Was one of two players on the team who appeared in all 35 games… Saw 17.8 minutes per game while making four starts… Averaged 5.2 points and 2.3 rebounds per game while adding 26 steals and shooting 42 percent (29-69) from beyond the 3-point arc… Scored in double figures on seven occasions… Made his Valpo debut on Nov. 5 vs. Toledo, seeing six minutes of action... Knocked down all three of his shot attempts and totaled nine points and three steals on Nov. 25 in an overtime loss vs. Cincinnati... Reached double figures for the first time in his Valpo career on Nov. 27 vs. Trinity Christian, scoring 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting while draining a pair of 3s... Had 14 points while going perfect from both the floor (4-for-4) and the foul line (4-for-4) in 20 quality minutes off the bench in a Dec. 8 victory over Central Michigan... Had his first five-rebound game in a Valpo uniform on Dec. 16 at Charlotte... Knocked down six 3-pointers and scored a season-high 20 points on Dec. 18 at High Point. He became just the sixth Missouri Valley Conference player to net six treys in a single game in 2019-20 and the first Valpo player with more than four in a contest during the campaign... Went 4-of-5 from the field and drained three 3s in an 11-point, five-rebound performance on Jan. 4 at Evansville. That allowed him to reach double figures for the fifth time in an eight-game span... Led the team with a personal-best four steals on Jan. 7 at Southern Illinois... Scored 12 points and handed out a season-high three assists despite playing much of the game with a bandage after suffering a cut to the head in the first half of the Jan. 18 game vs. Indiana State... Had his second four-steal game of the season on Jan. 23 at Missouri State... Went 4-for-4 from 3, all in the first half, to contribute to Valpo’s MVC record-setting 18 made 3s on Feb. 22 vs. Bradley. He finished with 13 points… Made the go-ahead layup with three seconds left in overtime in Valpo’s 74-73 upset win over Loyola in the MVC quarterfinal to help the Brown & Gold complete an 18-point rally. That was the 25th time since the start of the 1992-93 season that Valpo prevailed on a game-winner in the final five seconds… Became the third Valpo player to hit a game-winner in the final five seconds of a conference tournament or postseason game since 1992-93, joining Ryan Broekhoff (2013 vs. Green Bay) and Bryce Drew (1998 vs. Ole Miss).
2018-19: Joined the program as a transfer and sat out due to transfer rules... Has two seasons of eligibility remaining starting with the 2019-20 campaign.
Seton Hall: Appeared in 48 games over his two years (2016-18) as a Pirate, earning one starting assignment ... scored 69 points – including a career-best seven points as a sophomore against NJIT – grabbed 39 rebounds, and handed out 29 assists over his two seasons.
Prep: Standout in the Indianapolis area ... played his final two years at Cathedral H.S., where he averaged 24.5 points as a junior and 19.0 points as a senior ... an Indiana All-Star selection following his senior year ... finalist for Indiana’s Mr. Basketball award ... ranked #6 among Indiana Class of 2016 prospects ... previously played two years at North Central H.S., where he averaged 14 ppg as a sophomore.
Personal: Son of Denise and Eric 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 has played 11 seasons in the NBA... his second-oldest brother, Evan, scored over 1,300 points at the Division I level while playing for Liberty, Arizona State and Indiana... Enjoys filming and editing videos and podcasting... Enjoys travel and features his destinations on one of his YouTube channels... Future plans include playing professional basketball, pursuing broadcast journalism and contributing to the family business, E3 Basketball Academy... Graduated from Valpo in May 2020 with a degree in journalism... Pursuing a master's degree in sports administration.