Lexi Gordon has a new home.
The former guard for the UConn women’s basketball team will continue her career at Texas Tech of the Big 12 Conference, it was announced by the Lubbock-based school. The 6-foot sophomore from Fort Worth, Texas, made her decision to leave UConn public earlier this month.
Gordon also visited Texas A&M, Kansas State, and Northwestern before deciding on the Red Raiders and first-year coach Marlene Stollings.
“I chose Texas Tech because I felt at home on my visit,” Gordon said in a statement. “Every person I met made me feel valued and loved here. I strongly believe in Coach M’s vision. I’m ready to start my new journey as a Lady Raider.”
Lubbock is a 4½-hour drive from Fort Worth.
Gordon played in 26 games as a freshman at UConn, totaling 97 minutes. She had 11 points, 13 rebounds, and six assists. She was named to the athletic director’s academic honor roll for earning a 3.0 grade point average during the Fall 2017 semester.
She saw action in four games (10 minutes) this season. Her last appearance was against Purdue in the final game of the Paradise Jam on Nov. 24.
“She brings exceptional ability to score and will thrive in our high-octane offensive system,” Stollings said in a statement. “Lexi’s tireless work ethic and high basketball IQ are characteristics that will help catapult our program into the national spotlight.”
Spring semester classes at Texas Tech start on Jan. 16.
Gordon is the second player from UConn’s recruiting Class of 2017 to transfer. Andra Espinoza-Hunter left UConn a year ago after the fall semester and landed at Mississippi State.
Texas Tech already has two transfers sitting out the 2018-19 season - Andrayah Adams (St. John’s) and Emma Merriweather (Long Beach State).