Last season was more or less miserable for the Arizona State basketball team, and the offseason has not been much better as they have lost players that have transferred to other schools, including team leader Trent Lockett. However, help is one the way.
Local star and point guard Jahii Carson should be eligible to play next season after sitting out this past year.
But he isn't even the new addition that could be the most impactful. That could very likely be transfer Evan Gordon, who is listed as one of the 10 most underrated transfers on the 2012-13 season.
Gordon is number four on that list.
The brother of NBA star Eric Gordon, this Liberty transfer will play both guard spots for the Sun Devils over the next two seasons. During his final year in the Big South, the 6-foot-1 Gordon averaged 14.4 points and 2.2 assists per game. The addition of Gordon and true point guard Jahii Carson should have Herb Sendek's team set to be competitive in the PAC-12 next season.
Unlike Carson, who is expected to be a dynamic player, Gordon has already proven he can play in Division 1 basketball.
With these two players, Sun Devil fans can expect to see much improved backcourt play and perhaps an offense that doesn't make them want to sleep.
Will the Devils win their division in 2012-13? I don't think anyone expects that, but at the very least, they should be much more fun to watch.
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