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Evan Gordon is transferring to Indiana

May 15, 2013, 10:23 AM EDT

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Evan Gordon will become the second member of his family to play for Indiana for one season.

The younger brother of current NBA star Eric Gordon announced on Tuesday morning that he would be transferring to Indiana to play his fifth and final season in college.

“There’s nothing like an Indiana kid playing for IU,” Gordon told Kyle Neddenriep of the Indy Star. “Coach (Tom) Crean has that program rocking and rolling.”

Gordon, who will enroll in a Sports Administration masters program, averaged 10.1 points as a junior at Arizona State. He ended up a Sun Devil after playing at Liberty his first two seasons. Gordon is a native of Indianapolis and made the decision to leave ASU to transfer closer to home. He also considered Butler and will be eligible to play immediately.

Indiana needed Gordon with the number of guards that they are losing from last season Jordy Hulls graduated, Victor Oladipo went pro and Remy Abell and Maurice Creek graduated. They do bring in Stanford Robinson, and Will Sheehey and Yogi Ferrell are back for another year, but having a shooter on the wing certainly won’t hurt.

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  1. fruitcake27 - May 15, 2013 at 11:18 AM

    When can we expect the announcement that an underperforming player currently on the IU roster will suddenly be transferring elsewhere? Or that the lowest-rated incoming freshman IU has suddenly didn’t meet IU’s academic standards?

    Or did Maurice Creek’s “decision” to finish up his career elsewhere and that Remy Abell’s “decision” to transfer pave the way for Crean to get the guys he really wants?

    Typical Crean revolving door. No one seems to care about him leaving veteran players who were there for the lean years being hung out to dry. Standard operating procedure for him.

    • stlouis1baseball - May 16, 2013 at 10:27 AM

      You need to do your homework fruitcake. Otherwise, your ignorance shines through for all to see. Remy’s decision shocked everyone (including his own Mother). Everyone wanted Remy to stay (including his own Mother…who so upset about it she drove to Bloomington to meet with Coach Crean to discuss it). Can’t figure Remy out. His minutes were increasing as a Freshman and Sophomore. He was due to get big minutes this year. But it will work itself out. You see…ALL programs have kids who transfer…kids who don’t meet academic requirements. Back to your homework assignment. Take a look at Ron Patterson. You will find he is another local kid who committed to IU…went to summer school and still could make the grades. Specifically…make the grades AT INDIANA. Fortunately for him…Syracuse doesn’t hold their student athletes to those same standards. As a result, he will be wearing the Syracuse uniform this year. Please do your homework. I promise you will learn something (and be much better for it).

  2. pjmarbaugh - May 15, 2013 at 10:29 PM

    Fruitcake… What are you talking about? When has crean ever done that. Plus everyone at iu wants remy to stay. He was going to be a key player next year

  3. simonkuntz - May 20, 2013 at 11:35 PM

    Fruitcake… You’re a dumbass

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