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Over the past few years, The Basketball Tournament has gone from a television experiment to one of the most popular basketball events in the summer in the world. During this time, many prominent college basketball programs have assembled team full of alums to compete for the now $2 million prize.
Virginia Tech is getting in on the action this year. Their team, the Cassell Guardians, announced their second player this afternoon: Jamon Gordon.
The Jacksonville, Florida native played for the Hokies from 2003 to 2007, finishing his career with 1,280 points, 585 rebounds, 514 assists, and 290 steals. In averages, that’s 10.9 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 2.5 steals per game through four seasons.
Gordon helped take the program to new heights during his time in Blacksburg, turning a 15-14 Hokies team in 2003-04 into a five seed in the NCAA Tournament in 2006-07.
The 06-07 season was one for the ages, as Gordon, Zabian Dowdell, Coleman Collins, Deron Washington and A.D. Vassallo knocked off UNC twice and Duke once en route to the program’s first NCAA Tournament appearance in eleven years.
Gordon earned ACC All-Defensive Team honors twice (2005 and 2007) and was named ACC Defensive Player of the Year in 2007 as a senior. He also made Third Team All-ACC in 2007 to cap off a fantastic career in Blacksburg.
Gordon ranks second in Virginia Tech history in steals, fourth in assists and 31st in scoring. After his collegiate career, Gordon spent ten years playing overseas, spending the majority of the time in Turkey and Greece.
He’ll now set his eyes on winning a title and $2 million prize that comes with it with the Cassell Guardians, joining previously announced Devin Wilson and a host of Hokie alums that are still to be added and announced as members of the team.