NCAA has its first openly gay player

  • NBA got its first openly gay player less than two months ago and NCAA Division I men's college basketball now has one as well. 

    Sophomore starter for the University of Massachusetts Derrick Gordan admitted it to his coaches, family and teammates earlier this month and came out publicly in an interview. 

    "I just didn't want to hide anymore," he said. "I've been waiting and watching for the last few months, wondering when a Division I player would come out, and finally I said, 'Why not me?'" 

    "I am the first Division 1 male basketball player to come out and not the last. I AM gay. I'm not afraid. I'm not alone," he wrote on Twitter.


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