UMass Guard Derrick Gordon Comes Out as First Openly Gay D-1 Player

It was reportedly a shocker to his teammates

DERRICK GORDON SMILINGAnother revelation for the LGBT community and the sports world.

College basketball player Derrick Gordon revealed in an ESPN interview today that he is gay.

This makes Gordon the first openly gay Division I basketball player.

As ESPN reports, the University of Massachusetts sophomore shooting guard stunned his teammates on April 2nd by revealing his sexuality to them.

“I was thinking about summer plans and just being around my teammates and how it was going to be,” Gordon said. “I just thought, ‘Why not now? Why not do it in the offseason when it’s the perfect time to let my teammates know and everybody know my sexuality.’”

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