“I loved the campus and I just fell in love with the coaching staff,” Gordon said following his visit. “Everybody that I’m going to meet and need in the future was very nice to me on the visit. They were all very pleasant people and told me everything I need to know about coach Sendek and the program.
“I was hosted by Corey Hawkins and he was taking about the facilities (the Weatherup Center) and how you can work out there anytime you need to. I really love the facilities and that probably impressed me the most. I also didn’t realize how big the campus was going to be and how nice it is.”
The 6-2 185 Evan Gordon, who is the brother of Eric Gordon who plays for the Los Angeles Clippers, averaged 14.4 ppg and 2.2 apg as a sophomore and shot 33.7 percent from three-point range.
“The coaches look at me as another scoring point guard that will help the team play up tempo, find people in the open court and score in transition,” Gordon stated. “At Liberty I was playing more as a combo guard and I wanted to play more at point guard for the rest of my college career. They have a new point guard coming in (Jahii Carson) and coach Sendek likes to play a two-point guard system so I can fit in that role.”
Gordon indicated that he was considering College of Charleston and Kent State as other transfer options, but he hasn’t visited any of those schools prior to ASU. USC was a school that was rumored to try and pursue Gordon, but the guard indicated that he never had any conversations with the Trojans.
Gordon, who has two years of eligibility remaining, will arrive this summer to begin his studies at ASU. He will have to sit out the upcoming season due to NCAA transfer rules, but it’s naturally a reality that he is prepared to accept.
“I never sat out this long not playing in games,” Gordon confessed. “But I have to look at it as a positive. This will allow me to develop my game even more and work on everything I need to for the future.
“It’s just going to be a great opportunity for me to play in a good program in a big conference like the Pac-12. I knew this school would be a good fit for me.”