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Former UConn guard transfers to Texas Tech

December 31, 2018

Former UConn combo guard Lexi Gordon has transferred to Texas Tech, coach Marlene Stollings announced Sunday.

“I am very proud to welcome home the highly-ranked Texas girls’ basketball phenom, Lexi Gordon,” Stollings said on the school’s website. “She brings an exceptional ability to score and will thrive in our high-octane offensive system. Lexi’s tireless work ethic and high basketball IQ are characteristics that will help catapult our program into the national spotlight. We are ecstatic to have her join The Movement!”

Gordon, a native of Fort Worth, Texas, struggled to get on the court during parts of two seasons at UConn. She played only 10 minutes this season, scoring just a single point across five games, before announcing her intention to transfer on Dec. 6.

Ranked No. 29 in the Class of 2017 by ESPN, Gordon went on to play only 30 games as a Husky. She averaged the fewest minutes on the team last year (3.7), while scoring just 11 points on 5-of-29 shooting.

“I chose Texas Tech because I felt at home on my visit,” Gordon said. “Every person I met made me feel valued and loved here. I strongly believe in Coach M’s vision. I will also have the amazing opportunity to play in the Big 12 where my family can attend several games. I’m ready to start my new journey as a Lady Raider.”

Gordon is the all-time leading scorer at L.D. Bell High School, where she averaged 24.7 points and 9.5 rebounds as a senior. Both of her parents, Myron and Kim, played basketball at TCU.

Texas Tech is off to a 9-2 start this season. The Lady Raiders open Big 12 play Wednesday at Oklahoma.

dbonjour@ctpost.com; @DougBonjour

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