After weeks of rumors circulating about Duke’s activity on the transfer market, the Blue Devils secured their first transfer add of the offseason, and second of the year as a whole.
Lexi Gordon, a 6-foot wing from Texas Tech, announced her commitment to Duke via Twitter Tuesday afternoon.
Gordon was a five-star recruit in the Class of 2017, spending a season and a half riding the bench at Connecticut before transferring to Texas Tech in Dec. 2018. She has spent the last two seasons as a full-time starter for the Red Raiders.
In her two years in Lubbock, Texas, Gordon established herself as a versatile offensive threat, very good at producing off-ball while capable of being an on-ball creator in spots. Her catch-and-shoot numbers regressed from 2019-20 to 2020-21, and whether those bounce back will mean the difference between her being a good addition and a great one.
While never the best defender on the court, Gordon has been far from a matchup that opposing teams hunted. Given that she plays a bit bigger than her height, she should slot in as the team’s starting 3, while moving down to the 4 in small ball or four-out lineups.
With Gordon being just the eighth player on Duke's 2021-22 roster, expect the Blue Devils to have room for at least a couple more transfers.