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Plus, the Hoosiers have added 6-2 guard Evan Gordon, who graduated from Arizona State, transferred to Indiana and will be eligible immediately. Gordon is a familiar name in this basketball-loving state. His older brother, Eric, played one season at Indiana before leaving for the NBA and is now playing in New Orleans, and his younger brother, Eron, also is being recruited by Indiana.

Evan Gordon averaged 10.1 points in the Pac-12 last season, but Crean is more impressed with the things that don’t show up in the stats.

“He’s a winner, he’s older and he is very comfortable in a lot of different situations,” Crean said. “I think he’s a very underrated defender from watching him on tape. I do think when you have a guy like that, who makes his teammates better, I think that’s a positive. He’s got the bloodlines, and I think he wants to go into coaching some day and when you have someone that determined and that’s passionate, that’s a good thing to have.”

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