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Derrick Gordon

  • Player
  • Seasons: 2012-13 (redshirt), 2013-14, 2014-15
  • Number: 2
  • Position: G
  • Height: 6' 3“
  • Weight: 190 lbs.
  • Hometown: Plainfield, NJ
  • High School: St. Patrick H.S.
  • Prep School: none
  • Transfer From: Western Kentucky
  • Birthdate: December 12, 1991

At UMass

2013-14 Redshirt Sophomore year

Roster photo 2013-14

2012-13 Sophomore year

Announced intention to transfer to UMass on May 4, 2012.4)5)6)

Pre-UMass

2011-12 Freshman year (WKU)

Roster photo 2011-12

  • Helped WKU go from 9-18 / 5-9 to the Sun Belt Tournament Championship, to an NCAA Tournament “First Round” win, before falling to eventual national champion Kentucky.
  • Third Team All-Sun Belt selection.
  • Led team in scoring at 11.8 ppg (15th in Sun Belt), and rebounding at 6.7 rpg. Rebounding average was 5th overall in Sun Belt, and highest amongst freshmen.
  • Second on team in assists (72), and fourth in steals (26).
  • Only WKU player to start all 35 games, played total of 1165 minutes. Average of 33.3 mpg was 5th in Sun Belt, and highest amongst freshmen.
  • Became the first true freshman in WKU history to lead the team in scoring as he ranked third among first-years with 412 points.
  • Led the team in scoring 14 times and in rebounding 17 times.
  • Scored 12 points against eventual national champion Kentucky (3/15), in the NCAA Second Round (round of 64).
  • In the NCAA Tournament First Round (opening round), tallied a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds, against Mississippi Valley State (3/13). WKU trailed by 16 with 4:51 to play to complete the largest comeback with under five minutes to play in tourney history.
  • Hit a career-high 9 shots, tied his career-high of 25 points, and set a career-high with 15 rebounds, against Arkansas-Little Rock (3/4).
  • Began Sun Belt Conference Tournament with a near-double-double, 9 points and 10 rebounds, against Florida International (3/3).
  • Tied career high in assists (6), and scored 16, against Arkansas State (2/23).
  • Came within one rebound of another double-double, with 16 points and 9 rebounds, at South Alabama (2/18).
  • Notched another double-double, with 13 points and 12 rebounds, against Florida Atlantic (2/16).
  • Scored 9, rebounded 7, and dished a career-high 6 assists at Middle Tennessee (2/9).
  • Had 7-game stretch (12/17 - 1/12) of double-figure scoring, averaging 15.0 ppg.
  • In 7-game stretch (12/7 - 1/5), averaged 9.0 rebounds per game.
  • Hit a then-career-high 8 field goals, en route to 20 points, at North Texas (1/12).
  • Tallied first career double-double with 14 points and a then-career-high 13 rebounds at Southern Illinois (12/7).
  • Scored 14 (including 8-8 FT) against SE Louisiana (11/26).
  • Scored 12 (including 5-8 FG shooting) against VCU (11/23).
  • Grabbed 9 rebounds against Tulsa (11/17).
  • Started career off with a bang, with 25 points (including 16-18 FTs) and 8 rebounds against Saint Joseph's (11/11).

Statistics

Total 3-Pointers Rebounds
SeasonGPGSMinAvgFGFGA%FGFGA%FTFTA%OffDefTotAvgPFFOATOBlkStPtsAvg
2011-12 (WKU)3535116533.3126343.3672594.266135196.689641722366.7792729792641211.8
2012-13Redshirt - transfer rules
Career3535116533.3126343.3672594.266135196.689641722366.7792729792641211.8

WKU accomplishments:

  • Double-Doubles: 4, last vs Mississippi Valley State (3/13/2012)
  • 20-plus Point Games: 4, last vs Arkansas-Little Rock (3/4/2012)
  • Double-figure Scoring: 21 times, last vs Kentucky (3/15/2012)
  • Double-figure Rebounding: 5 times, last vs Mississippi Valley State (3/13/2012)
  • 10-plus Free Throws: once, vs Saint Joseph's (11/11/2011)
  • 5-plus Assists: 3 times, last vs Arkansas State (2/23/2012)

Expanded stats from StatSheet

Career Highs

with WKU with UMass
Points25 - twice, last vs Arkansas-Little Rock (3/4/2012)
Field Goals9 - vs Arkansas-Little Rock (3/4/2012)
Field Goals Att.16 - twice, last vs Louisiana-Lafayette (1/5/2012)
3-Point FG4 - at North Texas (1/12/2012)
3-Point FG Att.6 - vs Tulsa (11/17/2011)
Free Throws16 - vs Saint Joseph's (11/11/2011)
Free Throw Att.18 - vs Saint Joseph's (11/11/2011)
Rebounds15 - vs Arkansas-Little Rock (3/4/2012)
Assists6 - twice, last vs Arkansas State (2/23/2012)
Blocks1 - 9 times, last vs Denver (3/5/2012)
Steals3 - twice, last vs Troy (1/7/2012)
Minutes42 - at Louisiana-Monroe (12/29/2011)

Miscellaneous

  • Major is undeclared as of the start of the 2011-12 academic year.
  • Inked with WKU during the early signing period.
  • Committed to WKU during the summer following his sophomore year of high school.
  • High school teammates with Michael Gilchrist, who signed to play at Kentucky.
  • Member of the National Honor Society.
  • Selected WKU over interest from Auburn, Virginia, Rutgers, Indiana and Ohio State, among others.

High School

  • Prepped at St. Patrick High School in Elizabeth, N.J., one of the top high schools in the country.
  • Rated as a four-star recruit by Rivals.com.
  • Listed in Rivals.com’s prestigious Top 150 as the 105th-best high school senior in the country.
  • Named one of 10 rising high school seniors and 65th-best overall by recruiting service MaxPreps.com.
  • Started final three years of high school career.
  • Averaged 17.3 points, six rebounds and four assists per game as a senior in 2010-11.
  • Team won four-straight Union County Tournament championships and 32-consecutive games at one point over a two-year span.
  • Won state championship with St. Patrick in 2009.
  • Team went a combined 52-4 in final two seasons, including a 26-1 mark in senior season of 2010-11.
  • Made 38 three-pointers as a senior after sinking just four in junior campaign.
  • Named Union County Player of the Year, first-team all-state and first-team All-Union County after senior year.
  • Member of the National Honor Society.
  • Teammates with Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, who played at Kentucky for former UMass coach John Calipari.

Personal

  • Full name is Derrick Robert Gordon
  • Born Dec. 12, 1991 in Plainfield, N.J.
  • Son of Michael and Sandra Gordon
  • Has two brothers, Mike and a twin Darryl
  • Came out as gay in April 2014, becoming the first active Division 1 men's basketball player to do so.7)
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