Seton Hall Completes 2015-16 Roster With Three Transfers

Derrick Gordon is Leaving UMass for Seton Hall/gettyimages.comby John Fanta@John_FantaThe 2015-16 Seton Hall men’s basketball roster has been finalized. The program officially announced on Thursday afternoon that transfers Derrick Gordon, Braeden Anderson, and Jevon Thomas have been added to complete the team’s roster. Along with the news of the additions, Chier Ajou has transferred...
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Anderson, Gordon and Thomas transfer to Seton Hall

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) Two guards and a forward have transferred to Seton Hall. Coach Kevin Willard announced the transfer of forward Brawden Anderson, shooting guard Derrick Gordon and point guard Jevin Thomas on Thursday. Anderson earned a degree at Fresno State and will be eligible next season while attending law school. Gordon graduated from Massachusetts, will also enter graduate...
Via Associated Press
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Derrick Gordon and the Sad Story of Homophobia in Sports

Today, I’d like to talk to everyone about homophobia. It’s an ugly and terrible thing that still manages to exist, despite the United States taking a myriad number of steps forward to combat it, and it’s becoming incredibly prevalent in the sports world, both on the collegiate and professional level. In the most recent instance, it has surrounded former UMass Minutemen guard...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Derrick Gordon, Former UMass Guard, Announces Transfer To Seton Hall

Former UMass basketball player Derrick Gordon announced via Twitter on Sunday that he will be transferring to Seton Hall. It's been a long recruiting process...But happy to say I will be going to Seton Hall University!!!...Can't wait to play for Coach Willard..— Derrick Gordon (@flash2gordon) May 17, 2015 Gordon, a 6-foot-3 shooting guard from Plainfield, N.J., garnered headlines...
May 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Derrick Gordon Will Transfer to Seton Hall

Former UMass guard Derrick Gordon, the first openly gay Division I basketball player, will transfer to Seton Hall. Gordon broke the news to Scott Gleeson of USA Today. “I’m walking into a great situation,” Gordon told USA TODAY Sports. “This gives me a chance to showcase what I can really do in one of the best conferences (the Big East) in the country, in the national spotlight...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 17, 2015  |  Discuss

UMass's Gordon becomes first openly gay player in D-1 game

UMass guard Derrick Gordon became the first openly gay Division I men's basketball player to compete in a regular-season game, helping the Minutemen hold off Siena 95-87 on Friday in Amherst, Mass. Gordon scored 17 points on 3-of-12 shooting and added nine rebounds, three assists and two steals. Gordon came up big at the free-throw line, hitting 11 of his 12 attempts. "I went into...
Via FOX Sports
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Derrick Gordon Comes Out, First Openly Gay D-1 Basketball Player

UMass Minutemen guard Derrick Gordon came out to the world on Wednesday morning, just a week after coming out to his parents, coach and teammates. Gordon becomes the first openly gay division 1 basketball player, something that Michael Sam certainly made possible. Go over to to read the full story and see his interview; maybe one day we will get to the point when it isn’t...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Derrick Gordon, UMass Basketball Player, Reveals He’s Gay

UMass men’s basketball coach Derek Kellogg called a team meeting last week at sophomore guard Derrick Gordon’s request. The Minutemen sat and listened as their teammate told them a secret he’d kept for years. Gordon told his teammates that he’s gay. The decision to come out to his teammates wasn’t an easy one — Gordon only had told his parents and Kellogg that he’s...
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Gordon lifts No. 23 UMass past Providence in OT

Derrick Gordon's put-back with 1.1 seconds left in overtime lifted 23rd-ranked Massachusetts to a 69-67 victory over Providence on Saturday night. Gordon grabbed the rebound after a 3-point attempt by Trey Davis came up short. The Friars' Bryce Cotton had tied the score at 67 after connecting from beyond the arc with 37 seconds remaining in the extra session. Cady Lalanne led UMass...
Via Associated Press
December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Gordon's 20 lead UMass to 96-90 victory

Derrick Gordon had 20 points to lead five Massachusetts players in double figures and the Minutemen held on in the final minute to open the Charleston Classic with a 96-90 victory over Nebraska on Thursday. Gordon scored 12 of his points in the second half as Massachusetts built a 13-point lead with just under 10 minutes to play. The Cornhuskers (3-1) rallied down the stretch, closing...
Via Associated Press
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

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