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Former 5-star recruit Lexi Gordon transfers to Duke women's basketball

Head coach Kara Lawson continues to impress on the transfer and recruiting trail.
Head coach Kara Lawson continues to impress on the transfer and recruiting trail.

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.

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