Rumors, and facts, have been swirling on the transfer options for former Arizona State guard Evan Gordon in recent days. Here's what we know.
Gordon is in Bloomington with older brother Eric, of New Orleans Pelicans fame, to watch their youngest brother, Eron, play in an AAU tournament. Kyle Neddenriep of the Indianapolis Star, along with a slew of Bloomington-based reporters, caught up with Evan Gordon and talked to him about his decision.
Neddenriep's article is available here. The synopsis: Evan Gordon plans to make a decision next week or the week after.
He is high on Indiana and has given the Hoosiers the most thought as of now, although previous reports suggest the 6-foot-3 guard is considering plenty of other schools within a 200-mile radius of hometown Indianapolis. He planned to visit with IU coach Tom Crean and the staff during his time in Bloomington.
Butler entered the frame a few days ago and is also on Evan Gordon's list. He will "most likely," according to Neddenriep, visit the Bulldogs on Tuesday.
Purdue has tried to get in touch, but as of now, the ASU transfer has no plans to visit West Lafayette.
The graduate transfer could help any of those programs. IU is in need of some experienced guard play, and Gordon can offer that. He averaged 32.2 minutes per game for the Sun Devils and 10.1 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.9 assists per contest.
Since Gordon has transferred once in his college career already -- from Liberty to ASU -- he falls under the "graduate waiver" category for fifth-year transfers. That means he can only transfer without penalty if he enters into a program at his new school that his previous program did not offer.
For example, Gordon could not get a Master's in accounting at any school he decides on because ASU offered an accounting MBA. He could, however, choose the Finance program or Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation options offered by IU, or similar degrees elsewhere, because those programs aren't offered at the graduate level in Tempe.
We will continue to monitor this situation and have more for you in the days to come. Stay tuned.