Just a heads-up. After a little winning streak, the UMass Minutemen (15-9) are tied for 1st in their conference standings, an Atlantic 10 Conference record of 8-3.
Gordon, a junior, ranks second among Minutemen in minutes played. He is fourth on the team in scoring (10 points per game), leads the team with 1.5 steals per game, is second on the team in assists, and, at all of 6-foot-3, ranks third on the team in blocked shots. Gordon has scored in double-figures in seven of UMass's last eight games.
The A-10 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament will be in Brooklyn from March 11-15.
Also, here's a nice story from his November reunion with his once-imprisoned brother... also a good re-telling of how he was trying to play on the DL and leaving breadcrumbs everywhere, including with his teammates.http://www.si.com/college-basketball/2014/11/17/derrick-gordon-umass-minutemen