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Gordon Tabbed VaSID Rookie of the Year

April 6, 2010  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Evan Gordon became the second-straight Liberty player to earn the VaSID All-State Rookie of the Year award.

Evan Gordon became the second-straight Liberty player to earn the VaSID All-State Rookie of the Year award.

Liberty's Evan Gordon has been named the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) Men's Basketball University Division Rookie of the Year, as announced by the organization today.

Gordon (Fr., Indianapolis, Ind.) averaged 12.0 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.1 steals, while shooting 46 percent from the field and pacing the Flames with 129 made field goals. In his inaugural season at Liberty, Gordon helped guide the Flames to a 15-16 record and a 10-8 posting in conference play, earning him a spot on the Big South All-Freshman team.

Gordon's VaSID Rookie of the Year distinction marks the second-straight year a Liberty freshman has garnered the honor. Last season, Seth Curry was tabbed with the accolade, becoming the first freshman in program history to earn the award.

With his recognition, Gordon is the 14th Liberty men's basketball player ever to earn VaSID all-state honors, joining a short list that includes his father, Eric Gordon. In 1984, the elder Gordon was named to the first team of VaSID's college division.

Radford's Art Parakhouski received the Player of the Year award and was named first team all-state, while William & Mary's Tony Shaver was tabbed the Coach of the Year. Along with Gordon and Parakhouski, VMI's Austin Kenon rounded out the trio of Big South players earning all-state honors, receiving honorable mention.

FIRST-TEAM
Kevin Anderson, Richmond
Malcolm Delaney, Virginia Tech
Gerald Lee, Old Dominion
Art Parakhouski, Radford
Larry Sanders, VCU

SECOND-TEAM
Denzel Bowles, James Madison
Michael Deloach, Norfolk State
David Gonzalvez, Richmond
David Schneider, William and Mary
Dana Smith, Longwood

HONORABLE MENTION
Dorenzo Hudson, Virginia Tech
Austin Kenon, VMI
Sylven Landesberg, Virginia
Quinn McDowell, William and Mary
Joey Rodriguez, VCU

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Art Parakhouski, Radford University

COACH OF THE YEAR: Tony Shaver, College of William and Mary

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: Evan Gordon, Liberty University