With basketball season somehow just a few weeks away, Pat Chambers was able to reel another big-time recruit into Happy Valley with the news that three-star shooting guard DJ Gordon will be a Nittany Lion.
Penn State first offered Gordon back in late-June, fresh off of his visit to Georgia Tech. He ended up making two trips to Happy Valley in the aftermath of the offer, unofficially in August and officially in September. After official visits to Minnesota, VCU, and Iowa, he decided to commit to Chambers and the Lions.
The Gordon File
- Class: 2020
- Size: 6'5/170
- Pos: SG
- School: First Love Christian Academy (Pittsburgh, PA)
- Composite Rating: ★★★ (0.9309)
- Composite Rank: #135 nationally (#2 in PA)
Gordon was a highly-sought-after prospect, holding offers from the schools he officially visited, as well as Providence, Pitt, Arizona State, Cincinnati, Dayton, DePaul, Georgetown, Georgia Tech, Illinois, TCU, USF, Virginia Tech, Wichita State, Clemson, West Virginia, and a few others.
The Hawkeyes were long seen as the leader in Gordon's recruitment, but as they often do in recruiting, things change, and now Gordon is set to join a solid 2020 Penn State class.
Per our resident basketball expert, Gordon's play could be a bit reminiscent to that of former Nittany Lion and current Dallas Maverick, Josh Reaves. He has a ton of length for a winger and should be a great defender right from the get-go. His shot is solid, as well, and he could grow into a great all-around contributor in Happy Valley.
Gordon plays for Team Final and averaged 10.2 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.1 steals, and 0.6 blocks per game over the past season.
D.J. is a tremendous athlete with a high motor, @Firstlove_hoops coach Khayree Wilson said. He loves to compete every day. He is a great perimeter defender who is fearless. Penn State just got a kid they can depend on. https://t.co/wTkqa6jfaB— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) October 9, 2019
Gordon becomes commit number three in the 2020 class, joining guard Dallion Johnson and forward Caleb Dorsey. His commitment vaults the class to No. 26 in the country, and No. 6 in the conference.