On Friday morning, Pittsburgh native and former First Love guard DJ Gordon chose to take his talents to the Bronx and play at Fordham after one year at Penn State.
“I like the new coaching staff, Coach Kyle Neptune, Coach Ramon, the whole staff, and I feel like those guys right there are going to help me take my game to the next level and make my dreams turn into a reality,” Gordon told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “I’m just ready to work. I feel like this is a new beginning with them as well coming into a new program, and also with me, coming up from a year with no playing experience. Coming into the A-10, I feel like we are going to start working and we can turn this program around.”
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Gordon played just that one season at Penn State, and did not see the floor much. He appeared in only six games, scoring in just one of those six. Now at Fordham, the Pittsburgh native is ready to take on a much larger role under a new staff.
“They just want me to come in, play hard, and be a scorer,” he added. “They want me to be the best defender on the court and just play hard night in and night out.”
Gordon is a 6-foot-5, 175-pound guard who averaged 22 points and eight rebounds per game in his senior season for First Love Christian Academy in the Pittsburgh area. He entered the transfer portal back on April 29, and at the time, said he was looking for an opportunity to have a large role on a winning team.
“In a new school, I am looking for a school that is willing to give me a chance to play my game, my style of play, let me bring my energy to the team,” Gordon added. “Also, I want to get into a winning program. I want to win. This year, we didn’t win. When I was being recruited by Penn State, they were winning. I just want to win. Winning gets you more exposure, not just for me, but for the other guys around me too.”
As it appears he has found a nice fit for his game, it will be interesting to see how Gordon and the new-look Fordham team do in A-10 play next season.