UMass basketball player and Plainfield native Derrick Gordon comes out as gay

Gordon played at high school powerhouse St. Patrick

Gordon played at high school powerhouse St. Patrick in New Jersey. (April 9, 2014 5:40 PM)

(AP) - UMass basketball player Derrick Gordon says in a televised interview that he is gay.    Gordon made the announcement on ESPN on Wednesday, becoming the first openly gay player in Division I men's basketball.    The guard was the Minutemen's fourth-leading scorer with 9.4 points per game last season, when UMass reached the NCAA tournament for the first time since...

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