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For Immediate Release: May 7, 2009
Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6800

Former BU men's basketball star Gordon signs pro contract in Germany
Program's all-time assists and steals leader will begin first pro season in July

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VESTAL, N.Y. -- At the same time the current Binghamton University men's basketball team is scaling new heights, one of its past standouts is doing the same. Former three-time all-conference point guard Mike Gordon (2004-08) recently signed a professional contract to play for BSV Wulfen in the west division of Germany's first regional league. He will join the team at the end of July.

Gordon, who scored 1,023 career points, graduated as the program's career leader in assists (403) and steals (210). He made 102 consecutive starts and capped his outstanding four-year career with repeat second team America East all-conference honors in 2007-08. As a senior, he averaged 12.5 points and led the America East and ranked 25th in the country in steals. Gordon also was selected to the America East all-defensive team third straight seasons.

"I've played basketball my whole life and my dream has been to play in another country," Gordon said in an interview with the German media. "Most people don't get this opportunity and I'm hopeful that I can be a good model for children, to see that everything is possible if you work hard and stay devoted. My goal is to help BSV Wulfen become the best team in the league."

In his collegiate career, Gordon shot 40% from the field and 72% from the free throw line.

"Mike Gordon will make us better defensively," BSV Wulfen coach Phillip Kappenstein said. "He has a strong move to the basket and shoots very well from the outside. He is a key player and a team player who will make us strong."

BSV Wulfen was 19-8 and placed fourth in the league this past season.

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