Developed into a steady presence at the point position during his junior season. Displays great speed and quickness along with tremendous range from the perimeter. Brings a competitive flavor to the floor.
Started 32 of 34 games, averaging 24.0 minutes ... Finished third in the SEC with a 2.27-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio in SEC play ... Tied for 12th in the league averaging 3.13 assists during SEC play ... Made the fewest turnovers (44) in the regular season of any SEC starting point guard ... Committed only 12 turnovers in 10 road games ... Finished second on the team with 113 assists ... Handed out a career-high nine assists twice against UPR-Mayaguez (12/19) and Tennessee (1/10) ... Netted a season-high 15 points three times against Georgetown (11/15), at Wake Forest (11/21) and against Tennessee Tech (12/20) ... Grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds at LSU (1/24) ... Made a season-high four 3-pointers twice against Alabama (1/17) and South Carolina (2/14) ... Hit a deep 3-pointer with 1:51 left in regulation that helped Vanderbilt later force overtime and stave off defeat 99-90 at South Carolina (2/28).
Played in all 30 games with 18 starts, averaging 21.0 minutes ... Led the Commodores to four of their six road wins and a 12-6 record and as a starter ... Ranked second on the team in assists (2.6 per game) and steals (1.0 per game) ... Recorded his first career double-double with a season-best 16 points and a career-high 10 assists against Furman (11/20). Hit 5-of-8 from the field and 3-of-4 from 3-point range against Furman ... Scored 15 points against Cincinnati (12/10) ... Handed out six assists against LSU (3/10) ... Led Vanderbilt in steals 12 times and assists nine times.
Played in all 34 games, with four starts, averaging 14 minutes ... Netted a career-high 30 points on 8-of-11 shooting from the field (five 3-pointers) against Tennessee (2/2). His 30 points against Tennessee were the most by a VU freshman in a regulation game since Mike Rhodes netted 34 against Virginia Tech on Dec. 22, 1977 ... Made a career-high five 3-pointers, including four in a span of 2:13, in tallying 17 points against Louisiana-Lafayette (1/2) ... Tallied 16 points against Arizona State (11/27), making 5-of-8 field goal attempts and a trio of 3-pointers ... Led Vanderbilt in scoring three times and assists and steals twice.
Pensacola High School:
Named First Team All-State four times and the 4A Florida Player of the Year as a senior by the Florida Sports Writers Association ... Led the Tigers to three district titles and the 2004 Florida 4A state semifinals ... Averaged 27.3 points, 8.5 assists and 5.0 rebounds as a senior ... Averaged 26.3 points, 5.9 assists and 4.8 rebounds as a junior ... Named 4A Florida Player of the Year in football and one of three quarterbacks named All-State ... Threw for nearly 3,000 yards and 26 touchdowns and ran for nearly 1,200 yards and 14 touchdowns as a senior ... Coached in high school basketball by David Williams.
Alex Raymond Gordon ... Born Oct. 12, 1985 in Tacoma, Wash. ... Son of Scheenan and Anthony Gordon ... Has a brother, Anthony (24) ... Has a tattoo on his arm in honor of his brother Anthony who passed away at age 20 from a heart attack while playing pick-up basketball in 2000 .... Nickname is "Red" ... Majoring in human and organizational development ... Advice to youngsters: "Put God first, word hard and remember you are blessed because there's always somebody that has it worse than you" ... Chose Vanderbilt over Alabama, Minnesota, Florida State, North Carolina State, and Stanford.
Career Highs: Points: 30, vs. Tennessee (2/2/05);
FG Made: 8, vs. Tennessee (2/2/05);
FG Atts: 11, vs. Tennessee (2/2/05);
3FG Made: 5, 2x, last vs. Tennessee (2/2/05);
3FG Atts: 8, 2x, last at South Carolina (1/26/05);
FT Made: 9, 2x, last vs. Tennessee (2/2/05);
FT Atts: 11, vs. Tennessee (2/2/05);
Rebounds: 10, at LSU (1/24/07);
Assists: 10, vs. Furman (11/20/05);
Turnovers: 6, vs. UPR-Mayaguez (12/19/06);
Blocks: 1, 4x, last vs. South Carolina (2/15/07);
Steals: 4, vs. Jacksonville State (11/18/05);
Minutes: 37, vs. Wash. St. (3/17/07).