Evan Gordon commits to Indiana

  • 05/15/2013 9:16 am in


After a Saturday visit to Bloomington and a Tuesday stop at Butler, Arizona State transfer Evan Gordon has decided where he’ll play his final season of college basketball.

As first reported by Kyle Neddenriep of The Indianapolis Star and then confirmed by Gordon himself on Twitter, the 6-foot-1, 170-pound guard will play for Indiana next season.

“I have decided to become a Hoosier this coming season,” Gordon said on Twitter this morning.

Gordon, the younger brother of former IU All-American Eric Gordon, averaged 10.1 points in 32 minutes per game last season for the Sun Devils and shot 34.7 percent on 3-pointers.

He came to Arizona State in the summer of 2011 after playing his first two seasons at Liberty, where he averaged 14.4 points as a sophomore.

The addition of Gordon brings Indiana to the scholarship limit of 13 players for next season.

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  • Welcome, Evan! Looking forward to seeing you in the candy stripes.

  • NervousWreck

    Welcome to Hoosier Nation, Evan.

  • Joe B

    I love this. Adds experience without affecting future recruiting. We lost a lot of backcourt depth(Hulls, Oladipo, Abel) and outside shooting(Hulls, Oladipo, Watford); Gordon brings both and willl really help when it comes time for the grind of the B10 season. Welcome Evan, glad you’re a Hoosier!!

  • MillaRed

    Love it! Perfect situation for all involved. Our team just got better for 2013-14. Doesn’t hurt for recruiting little brother either.

  • skotchie

    This is definatley a positve move foward, added senior leadership and depth at the guard position.

  • CreamandCrimson

    Makes perfect sense from every angle. So now that we know exactly what our roster looks like next season…where does Evan contribute? Ideally, he becomes a combo guard that gives us minutes at both the point (to spell Yogi) and the 2 guard. He gives experience to a young team, a potential double-digit scorer and a solid defensive player on the perimeter. Welcome Evan and nice job CTC and staff.


    Something that is overlooked a lot of the time is the fact that him joining IU for next year will make game time minutes in the backcourt a lot harder to come by. This will require the players at those spots to have to work even harder in, and maybe even more importantly, out of, practice if they want to see the floor for any length of time and this will surely translate to a better team overall on the floor.

  • AJ_IU_ColtsFan

    Wow. That not only worked out, it worked out surprisingly well. A new recruit, someone experienced at the college level, but only here for what, a single season, so this doesn’t impact future classes. Plus, he’s a sort of “legacy” recruit in that Eric used to play here. This is win-win all around.

  • b_side

    I don’t know if your comment is a knock or not at the Gordons. Regardless, let’s not pretend Eric leaving early was much of a choice. Forget about the fact that he was lottery bound. He was dealing with the Sampson aftermath: not knowing who is coach would be the following year and which players (if any) would still be around.

  • And_One

    Always room for another Gordon. Welcome, Evan! Hoosier for 1 year=Hoosier for life.

  • shknqk

    I like this best bc he seems to be one who will lead through his defense.

  • Like! happy to see this this morning!

  • SCHoosier

    I would suspect this commitment will create some conversation among the incoming class members. Overall a good move..I still expect Robinson and Williams to get some #2 spot time..and they will need a lot of it.

  • Jakedipo

    Hell yea!!

  • Matt

    Only respect for the Gordons. I would leave for the NBA out of middle school if I could.

  • yimyames

    Has to feel good to have your twitter followers quadruple in a week. lol, up over 2K now.

    Welcome Evan!

  • Why do people say that about Troy?! Devin Davis has publicly said that IU coaches want him to work on 2 guard skills. Devin may play there, not Troy.

  • SCHoosier

    Same reason VO moved around as a freshman and Soph. Deserved to be on the floor.

  • A solid addition for one season while the youngsters get grounded. His scoring and defense should be a big plus.