Derrick Gordon, the first openly gay player in Division 1 men’s basketball, will transfer from UMass, he told ESPN.com.
Chris Chavannes, who coached Gordon at Elizabeth (N.J.) St. Patrick High School, told SNY.tv Gordon had no list in mind yet.
“I appreciate everything that the coaches and my teammates have done for me,” said Gordon, who averaged 9.8 points and 4.9 rebounds last season. “As far as me leaving, it has absolutely nothing to do with my sexuality. In fact, everyone could not have been more supportive with my situation.”
Gordon came out back in April, saying he was inspired by Jason Collins and Michael Sam.