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Kansas State Incoming Freshman Dajuan Gordon Talks About Team USA Experience and High School Career

Updated: Jun 20, 2019

Kansas State incoming freshman guard Dajuan Gordon participated in the USA Men’s U19 World Cup Team Training Camp. It was a great learning experience for Gordan.

“Being able to participate in the U19 training camp was a good experience help me know what I need to work on and that I can hang with the big name kids,” Gordon said.

Gordon is a 6’3 guard from Chicago, Illinois. He attended high school at Curie Metropolitan.

“It means a lot,” Gordon said when asked what it means to be able to represent Chicago with basketball. “It helps me show people who are not from Chicago that’s we still have good players!”

This past high school season, Gordon helped lead Curie to a Chicago City Title. Curie beat Morgan Park 65-60 giving them their first ever Chicago City Title. Gordon scored 28 points and had 6 rebounds in the game.

“It was great knowing that I was on the best team in the city of Chicago,” Gordon said.

Gordon played AAU for Team Rose in the Adidas Gauntlet.

“Team Rose helped me get some exposure, get better and helped my confidence grow,” Gordon said.

Gordon committed to Kansas State before his senior season of high school. He also held offers from Mississippi, SMU, Depaul, Xavier, Nebraska, Murray State, Tulsa, and a few other schools. But Kansas State was the best fit for him.

“K State is the best fit for me because it’s how we play in Chicago,” Gordon said. “We play fast, get the ball up and down, and it just fits my personality. Also they have one of the best coaching staff in the country.”

Gordon could make an immediate impact when he arrives on campus at Kansas State but it all depends on how he approaches it.

“I think it all depends on how hard I work,” Gordon said. “Never know what holds the future 😏.”

Garrett Ellwood/USA Basketball

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