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Report: First openly gay Division I player Derrick Gordon to transfer

Derrick Gordon

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Derrick Gordon is leaving UMass, according to a report from

Gordon began his career at Western Kentucky before sitting out the 2012-2013 season due to NCAA transfer rules. As a junior in 2014-2015, Gordon averaged 9.8 points, 4.9 boards and 2.7 assists for the Minutemen, who lost six of their last seven games and missed out on the NCAA tournament.

Last spring, Gordon became the first openly gay Division I men’s basketball player when he publicly announced that he was gay. According to ESPN’s report, his decision to transfer has “absolutely nothing to do” with his sexuality.

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