West Virginia got its second men’s basketball commitment in as many days when center Andrew Gordon made the Mountaineers his choice on Friday afternoon. Gordon, a 6-10 center currently attending classes at Northwest Florida State College in Niceville, Fla., is a shotblocker and power offensive player who patrolled the lane in his first year of junior college. As a freshman last year, Gordon averaged 3.7 points in just more than ten minutes of playing time per contest, appearing in 32 of the Raiders’ 34 games. He also tallied 3.6 rebounds and one block per outing.
“Shot blocking and dunking are what I do best,” Gordon told BlueGoldNews.com just prior to his public announcement.
Gordon had hoped to up those numbers on the court this season, but an ACL injury and subsequent surgery has him redshirting this year. He is currently rehabilitating the knee while completing his coursework at the school.
“I’m working with the coaches her on getting smarter about the game, watching film, and learning from my mistakes,” he said of his current status. “I want to make sure I am healthy and ready to play next year.”
Gordon, who checks in at six feet, ten inches and 260 pounds, will have three years of playing eligibility remaining when he comes to West Virginia for the 2018-19 season.
Gordon joins Trey Doomes, Jordan McCabe and Derek Culver in West Virginia’s class of 2018.
BlueGoldNews.com will have more on Gordon and his commitment shortly.