Gordon Named Big Ten Co-Player of The Week
Nov. 19, 2007
Park Ridge, Illinois - Indiana freshman Eric Gordon was named Big Ten Co-Player of the Week for his outstanding performance against Chattanooga and Longwood the league announced today. He shares the award with Raymar Morgan of Michigan State.
Gordon made an impressive debut, scoring 33 points in his first career start and the Hoosiers' season opener. He set a first game IU scoring record, shooting 64 percent from behind the arc and connecting on 8-of-10 free throws, leading the Hoosiers to a 99-77 win over Chattanooga. His scoring output broke the IU first-game scoring record of 26 points established by George McGinnis in December of 1970 against Eastern Michigan. Gordon followed the performance with 21 points, three assists and two steals against Longwood. Gordon's 54-point two-game mark topped the 52 points scored by McGinnis, who had 26 in his second game against Kansas State. For the week, the Indianapolis native shot 59 percent from the field (17-of-29) and 63 percent from behind the arc (12-of-19) and averaged 4.5 rebounds and 2.5 steals. This is the first weekly laurel of his career. Last Indiana Player of the Week: Roderick Wilmont, 3/5/07
Morgan had a breakout performance, scoring a career-high 25 points and pulling down a career-best 15 rebounds in Michigan State's 86-53 win over Chicago State to open the 2007-08 season. He produced his first career double-double and bested his previous career highs of 19 points and nine rebounds. The Canton, Ohio, native followed that performance with 13 points and 14 caroms in MSU's 83-65 win over Louisiana-Monroe marking back-to-back double-double performances. Morgan earned CBE East Lansing Regional MVP honors after averaging 19.0 points and 14.5 rebounds. This is the first career weekly honor for Morgan.
Last Michigan State Player of the Week: Drew Neitzel, 2/26/07
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