An Eric Gordon NBA Update, and Why He is Rooting Against IU Wednesday Night

Despite only playing at Indiana for one season (and what an interesting season it was), Eric Gordon has made it clear from time to time that he is a strong supporter of Indiana basketball.  Hoosier fans will always appreciate the 2007-08 season (has it really been 10 years!) for the brief moment that we felt like we had an elite program again.  No one was more important to the success of that season than Eric Gordon.  Who can ever forget the insanity that was the road game at Illinois, and his miraculous bank shot 3-pointer that forced the game into overtime?

Indiana was fortunate enough to also get one season from Eric’s brother Evan for 2013-14.  Evan had some nice moments for the Hoosiers, including a 26 point game against Oakland.  You may recall that at one point Indiana was recruiting the youngest of the 3 Gordon brothers.  The Hoosiers offered Eron Gordon a scholarship before he played a high school game.  Ultimately Eron chose to go to Indiana’s Wednesday night opponent — Seton Hall.

Eric Gordon NBA Update

Eric, the reigning NBA 3-point shootout champion, is off to a career high scoring pace for the 2017-18 season, his 10th in the league.  His career points per game average is 16.7, but this year he is averaging 22.9.  That average exceeds his current career best, which was the 2010-11 season when he averaged 22.3 for the Clippers.

Going into his Tuesday night game against Toronto, Eric was on a 5 game streak of 20 or more points.

He is teammates with another Hoosier — Troy Williams.  Williams has had a limited role, appearing in two games thus far.

Evan Gordon Update

According to his twitter account, Evan owns a sports agency.  He also appears to play some serious high level ping pong:

 

Eron Gordon at Seton Hall

Eron, a 6-3 guard, is in his second season at Seton Hall.  He appeared in 18 games for the Pirates as a reserve during his freshman year.  According to shupirates.com, he scored six points and grabbed three rebounds in a win over Central Connecticut State, and in a season-high 12 minutes of action, delivered six points, five rebounds and two assists in win over DePaul.

Thus far for 2017-18, Eron is continuing to play in a reserve role for the deep and experienced Pirates.  He is averaging 12.5 minutes and 2.5 point per game.

Eric Gordon Photo Credit – Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Eron Gordon Photo Credits – shupirates.com

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