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Men's Basketball: Louisiana Officially Adds Cal Transfer Jacobi Gordon To 2020-21 Roster
Former ESPN Top 100 product has two years of eligibility remaining
Matt Sullivan, Associate Director of Athletics Communications
LAFAYETTE – Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Men's Basketball coach Bob Marlin added his third Division I transfer to the roster for the 2020-21 season on Friday after former four-star prospect Jacobi Gordon officially signed a Grant-In-Aid.
Gordon, a Houston, Texas native, played two seasons at Pac-12 member Cal and will have two years of eligibility remaining.
Rated as the No. 5 prospect in the state of Texas coming out of high school, the 6-foot-7 Gordon joins a group of newcomers that includes early signee Michael Thomas (Lake Charles, La.), prepster Isaiah Richards (Brooklyn, N.Y.), junior college All-American Brayan Au (Nuevo Casas Grande, Mexico) and Division I transfers Theo Akwuba (Montgomery, Ala./Portland) and Devin Butts (Macon, Ga./Mississippi State).
"We are excited to add another team-first guy in Jacobi Gordon," Marlin said. "His versatility, size, and ability to score will mesh well with our group. We had some rapport with him as a player from his prep days in Houston and he made a great impression on us during this recruiting process. He's an experienced young man after spending two years at Cal (Berkeley) and will add great value to our team."
In his two year career for the Golden Bears, Gordon played in 36 career games, including 24 as a freshman in 2018-19. The forward was limited to 12 games due to injury in 2019-20 and highlighted by an eight-point performance in the season-opener against Pepperdine.
Gordon was listed as a four-star recruit by 247Sports, Rivals and ESPN coming out of high school and was ranked 89th in the ESPN Top 100 and the No. 22 small forward in the country despite missing the entire 2017-18 season due to injury.
He averaged 20.1 points, 7.1 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.1 assists as a junior and played for the Houston Hoops on the Nike EYBL circuit, averaging 11.2 points and 4.4 rebounds through 11 games.
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2020-21 LOUISIANA RAGIN' CAJUNS MEN'S BASKETBALL SIGNEES
Theo Akwuba – F, 6-11, 225, Montgomery, Ala. (Brewbaker Tech Magnet/Portland)
Brayan Au – G, 6-4, 190, Nuevo Casas Grandes, Mexico (Anthony/Ranger College)
Devin Butts – G, 6-6, 190, Macon, Ga. (Stratford Academy/Mississippi State)
Jacobi Gordon – F, 6-7, 220, Houston, Texas (Aspire Academy/California)
Isaiah Richards – F, 6-10, 225, Brooklyn, N.Y. (South Shore/Springfield Commonwealth)
Michael Thomas – G, 6-1, 165, Lake Charles, La. (Hamilton Christian School)
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