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Joe Gordon

position

Guard

Height

6-2

Weight

180 lbs.

Class

Junior

Hometown

Palm Bay, FL

High School

Palm Bay HS

At Miami

Junior college transfer who will battle for playing time at both point guard and shooting guard … Versatile player who adds depth to the Hurricane backcourt… A scorer who has the unique ability to create his own shots … Is a tough player to defend… is a tremendous shooter who can hit from long range or penetrate and dish … Selected Miami over Florida State, DePaul, Maryland and Georgia.

Junior College: Brevard Junior College … First team NJCAA All-America after averaging 27.5 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 2.4 assist per game … Scoring average was tops in the nation among Division I junior colleges and ranked No. 2 in the nation in scoring among all junior colleges … Named the Southern Conference and Florida Junior College Player of the Year in 1999-00 … Shot 337-of-696 (.484) from the field including 129-of-290 (.445) from the three-point range, and 186-229 (.812) from the line … Set school single season scoring records for scoring average and three-point field goal percentage … Scored over 50 points on two occasions … Led Brevard to a 29-7 overall record, the Southern Conference regular season title and the NJCAA Region VIII Tournament Championship … Team ended the season ranked ninth in the nation … Led team to its first undefeated conference record (12-0) in 30 years …Coached by Don Smith.

High School: Palm Bay … All-Conference, All-District, team MVP and team captain and a junior and senior … Averaged 20 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals per game as a senior … Averaged 23 points per game as a junior in earning All-State honors … Holds Palm Bay records for three-pointers in a game (9) and most points in a game (42)… Coached by Bryan White.

Personal: Full name Joseph Harold Gordon … Nick-named Franchise … Born September 14, 1979 in Melbourne, FL … Intends on majoring in business … Son Linda and Blondell Gordon … Has two brothers – Antonio (24) and Emanuel (20) and two sisters – Robin (25) and Tasha (22) … Enjoys listening to gospel music and reading the bible in his free time.