Eric Gordon Sr. didn’t accompany his middle son Evan on his visit to Indiana on Saturday, instead following his younger son Eron from court to court during the Adidas May Classic. He didn’t have much detail on Evan’s meeting with the Indiana coaching staff, knowing only that the visit went well and that Evan still plans to visit Butler on Tuesday.
“As far as I know, Evan said he had a good visit with coach (Crean),” Gordon Sr. said. “I think the most important thing that he was looking at doing was checking out the academics so he could get the degree that he was looking for. I think that’s the main thing, the academics first and then the basketball. I mean, they’ve got great facilities, great tradition, coach, we know all of that. He’s just making sure of the first thing, his academics and what he’s gonna major in for his degree. Then he’ll look at the basketball and really take that on.”
Gordon Sr. said he hasn’t talked to Evan, who is transferring from Arizona State after a season there and two seasons at Liberty, about what he will actually major in for a master’s degree. He did say, however, that he will meet with Butler to learn about its academics.
“That’s what his plans are,” Gordon Sr. said. “He talked with Butler and made the commitment to take a look and see what they were all about academically.”
Gordon Sr. said Evan took calls from about 25 schools in the first 24 hours, but that it appears he’s honed in on IU and Butler.
Gordon, the younger brother of New Orleans Hornets guard and former Indiana star Eric Gordon Jr., has one year of eligibility remaining and can play right away because of the graduate student transfer exception. Indiana has one available scholarship and is in need of backcourt depth.