LUBBOCK, Texas – Lady Raider Basketball is adding a new face at the semester break with the signing of UConn transfer Lexi Gordon, Head Coach Marlene Stollings announced Sunday.
The 6-foot guard from Hurst, Texas, comes to Lubbock after spending her freshman season with the top-ranked UConn Huskies. Gordon will join the Lady Raiders at the spring semester.
"I am very proud to welcome home the highly-ranked Texas girls' basketball phenom, Lexi Gordon. She brings exceptional ability to score and will thrive in our high-octane offensive system," Stollings said. "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!"
Prior to UConn, Gordon was a four-year letterwinner for L.D. Bell High School in Hurst, Texas. She averaged 24.7 points and 9.5 rebounds per game during her senior season and is the all-time scorer with more than 2,000 points. Coming out of high school, Gordon was a 5-star recruit and the 29th-ranked player in the country.
The newcomer was a candidate for the 2015 Under-16 United States national team and the 2016 Under-17 United States national team. Gordon's parents both played basketball at TCU.
"I chose Texas Tech because I felt at home on my visit. Every person I met made me feel valued and loved here. I strongly believe in Coach M's vision," Gordon said. "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."