In keeping with Cuonzo Martin’s tradition of moving very stealthily in his pursuit of players, a very public commitment from target and St. Louis area native, Brandon McKissic, to the Florida Gators was quickly rebutted by the commitment of a player few knew Mizzou was even in contact with: DaJuan Gordon, former Kansas State Wildcat.
IMA GIVE IT ALL GOT pic.twitter.com/Lu1illI79l— DaJuan Gordon (@Thatboyquaye) April 3, 2021
In a move that feels strangely like the player to be named later in the Mark Smith trade to K-State, Gordon is a talented wing who hails from Chicago, having played his high school ball at Curie High School.
We’ll take more time to dive into Gordon the player soon, but for now... Welcome DaJuan!
Let’s Meet DaJuan Gordon
- From: Chicago, IL
- High School: Curie Metropolitcan
- Position: Wing
- Ht/Wt: 6’4 / 190
- Rivals Ranking: 4-star, 71st ranked nationally
- 247Composite Ranking: 3-star, 163rd ranked nationally
Here are some Gordon highlights from High School
Gordon is certainly athletic, and Mizzou was in need of increasing their athleticism. He also fortifies the rising sophomore class with the recent commitment of Amari Davis.
What they’re saying:
We’re all making the same joke...
Gordon is a transfer from Kansas State... so did we just make a trade with @BringOnTheCats? https://t.co/eZAX58lhrh— ROCK Mask-up NATION (@RockMNation) April 3, 2021
So K-State and Missouri did a trade with Mark Smith and DaJuan Gordon. Straight up? Were there cash considerations? I need more info! https://t.co/3nc65xnLQt— Riley Gates (@Riley_Gates) April 3, 2021
The Mark Smith trade is complete, as DaJuan Gordon heads to Mizzou. https://t.co/vea8sptwl1— Derek Young (@DYoungRivals) April 3, 2021
Mizzou lands another transfer, DaJuan Gordon who was at Kansas State. Averaged 9.1 points and 5.5 rebounds last season.— Missouri Sports Podcast (@MizzouSportsPod) April 3, 2021
He must be the player to be named later in the Mark Smith trade https://t.co/h5s5yCAy0O